"Don't you ever just sit, man?"
Not being aware his birthday was just around the corner..."Masked and Anonymous" again the other night. A good bad movie, of course (and obviously, outrageously so). Is it insulting? Or flattering? Eh.
The long spanning, unapologetic, documentary camera's gaze, odd without guilt, on Katrina-like crowds of ordinary suffering, poor people. Even when hurrying, solitary and waiting (for the miracle to come, maybe)...an unapologetic tempting of cliché, but given the closeness to reality, not-quite sentimental gazing. The glimpses into Dylan's gently subdued movie-personality (as always, playing the cryptic cowboy), a certain enigmatic patience with the oddness of people and things, prodded along by bits of ironic (though hardly cynical) folk-sounding wisdom...such things were noted. And how he upstages everyone, almost without trying.
Wood s lot expresses typical good taste in recommending this by Brian Doherty. To which one may as well add this by David Hayes.