Saturday, February 18, 2012


Todd Haynes film "I'm Not There"
(a sorta bio pic of Bob Dylan)

In the film Richard Gere portrays quite successfully the outlaw Billy the Kid. One of the many times Billy the Kid shows up in the world of cinema. His old pal and nemesis Pat Garrett also makes a showing, has the Kid surrounded, caught, and once again put into leg irons or held. As always, the Kid escapes. The great American legend ~ escape, freedom.

Billy's final words in the film, while hopping a train (the ultimate escape ferry) are, "People are always talking about freedom, the freedom to live a certain way without being kicked around. 'Course the more you live a certain way the less it feels like freedom. Me? I can change during the course of a day. When I wake I'm one person, when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else. I don't know who I am most of the time. It's like you got yesterday, today and tomorrow all in the same room. There's no telling what can happen."

Some of these same words were spoken by Bob Dylan in a 1997 interview with Newsweek.

Keep it all fluid, possible, and moving.

to John Bradley