“Todd Haynes‘s Dylan film isn’t about Dylan. That’s what’s going to be so difficult for people to understand. That’s what’s going to make I’m Not There so trying for the really diehard Dylanists. That’s what might upset the non-Dylanists, who may find it hard to figure out why he bothered to make it at all. And that’s why it took Haynes so long to get it made.
“Haynes was trying to make a Dylan film that is, instead, what Dylan is all about, as he sees it, which is changing, transforming, killing off one Dylan and moving to the next, shedding his artistic skin to stay alive.” — from Robert Sullivan‘s “This Is Not a Bob Dylan Movie,” an eight-page piece (onlline anyway) about I’m Not There in the 10.7.07 issue of Sunday N.Y. Times Magazine.