Tuesday, July 14, 2009

bob le acteur

bob dylan has nearly 300 soundtrack credits. the mysterious troubadour gave a very cool performance in his role as 'alias' in 1973's 'pat garrett and billy the kid.' naturally funny, his mere presence was a treat. at that time kris kristofferson, who was surely a dreamboat, played the lead. james coburn (he is too awesome, right?) co-starred in director sam peckinpah's foray into rock and roll violence. dylan's song 'knockin' on heaven's door' was the golden anchor of the super soundtrack.
i never forgot the scene where dylan is naming the items in a store. he made 'carrots' sound heavy. while reading some famous dylan quotes that he may or may not have uttered, i found this one which rings true: “People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.”

i also read that dylan's fave film is truffaut's 'tirez sur le pianiste.' translated from 'shoot the piano player', the french film is an adaptation of the american novel by david goodis, my favorite writer of noir fiction. perhaps bob and i would have something to talk about.

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