Thursday, November 5

Butterfly: I'm Not There

This is my pet movie. I think The Shawshank Redemption might be a better film, but everyone knows that one. This one is fairly obscure, but nevertheless brilliant. For those who have never heard of it: it's about Bob Dylan. Or at least, I think it is. Yes, it is that vague.

I saw this film for the first time in a small theater in Bern, Switzerland, with French and German subtitles. It blew me away. I KNEW Dylan, of course, but after this I really started to develop my current obsession with the man. The film really puts him down like he is: so easy too listen to, so hard to define (injoke). The music, the acting and the camera are all top-notch, and especially the music is used in ways I never thought possible. No, that is not an overstatement.

Not everyone likes it, I know, but if you can appreciate "artsy" movies and are willing to love a film without understanding it, you owe it to your inner intellectual to check it out.


The most beautiful love scene of all time, IMHO:

Keep up the good work, Todd.



  1. Dat was inderdaad een indrukwekkende film! Alleen nog steeds denk ik dat ik hem niet helemaal mee heb gekregen. Veel waas toch..

  2. Ik heb hem nu 5 keer gezien en er ontzettend veel over uitgezocht en ik weet zeker dat ik nog steeds dingen mis. Je bent niet alleen :P