“I actually think that it’s easier for people who know less about Dylan to go with it, if they’re up for something different. Clearly, that’s the first thing. Whether you know Dylan or not, you have to surrender to the movie to have a good time at all and get anything out of it. If you have a lot of Dylanisms in your head, it’s kind of distracting, because you’re sitting there with a whole second movie going on. You’re annotating it as you go.
“[But] it’s kind of nice to sit back and let it take you. I think people get it: Even if you don’t know which are the true facts and which are the fictional things, and when we’re playing with fact and fiction, from the tone of it, you know that it’s playing around with real life.” — I’m Not There director Todd Haynes speaking to Reeler interview Eric Kohn.