"Subtle and Dense" Larry Charles at the 1/24/02 Screening
Just arrived home from yesterdays showing of Masked And Anonymous in Salt
Lake City and would like to say that the movie is great. All of the actors
do an excellent job of portraying their individual characters. The live
footage of Bob Dylan and his band playing are sure to be priceless
treasures, documenting one of the all time greatest live bands. Some stand
out performances for me were Val Kilmer, Chris Penn and of Course Bob
Unlike the other two, Dylan is not an actor but brings confidence to every
scene that he is in. This film has been criticized by many of the industry
critics and I am sure that is going to continue. Any time you have a cast
like the one that has been assembled for this movie it is going to be very
popular among critics to tear it apart despite the great performances and
underlying themes throughout this movie. I only saw the film once and feel
like there is a lot that I missed and am looking forward to seeing it
to pick up on many of the subtleties that exist throughout. Look for this
one in theaters hopefully sooner than later and don't be afraid to see it
couple of times. I think that even people who are not necessarily fans of
Bob Dylan will come away from this movie thinking that it was very good
thinking about the world they live in as well. When you see it remember
the film was filmed entirely in Downtown L.A. and according to director
Larry Charles, "with very little art direction other that the hanging of
posters of the president." It is a powerful message about the world that
live in yet choose not to see..
Great Movie for Dylan fans...
but not so good if you don't care for him.
I did like the movie itself. The music, the actors, hell even the plot.
I am slightly biased being a Dylan fan. I think the whole point of the
was that no matter how bad the world around you is (awful management,
unrest...)music will always be there to lift the spirits of the masses.
could have done this so much better, but I still did enjoy it. I need to
it again in order to fully appreciate it. But if you are not a Dylan fan,
save yourself some money.
Anyone know what the point of Mickey Rourke's role was?.