Deserves to have been taken more seriously
- Masked and Anonymous review by VC
I've given this film 5 stars - maybe it doesn't deserve that many but it certainly deserves more credit than it's ever got. I don't know how much Dylan had to do with the appearance of the film, but I was very struck how the visual detail - a kaleidescope of gypsy colours and shots of every facet of humanity - made me think of the lyrics to Desolation Row. The whole thing in fact is like a Dylan song. You aren't quite sure what it all means, red herrings thrown in here and there, half hidden bits of humour, possibley deeper observations on life, but you aren't quite sure. Yes it's a bit of a mess - like Dylan himself. I enjoyed watching it because it's not like other films, because it's visually facinating with it's detail and colour and humanity, and it made me think a bit more than most films do
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