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March 29, 2013 6:23 PM   Subscribe

Nearly one hundred and ten out of at least two hundred and ninety two minutes of Renaldo and Somebody or Other...

Renaldo and Clara: A Synopsis

A review - Not Coming To A Theater Near You: Renaldo and Clara

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posted by y2karl (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by louche mustachio at 6:49 PM on March 29, 2013


Whoa. Wow. OK, must make time to watch this. (A little surprised and delighted to find that the opening scene was shot in Montreal, too.)
posted by maudlin at 6:59 PM on March 29, 2013


(And I had forgotten that Mick Ronson was in this, too. I still regret that I was just barely getting into Dylan when the tour came through my town and I missed it. My older brother was there and he's never let me forget it.)
posted by maudlin at 7:00 PM on March 29, 2013


I remember when this was originally on youtube... in 52 or so parts. The uploader chose the date of May 5th to start uploading...same day Isis was married
posted by wheelieman at 7:03 PM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


What about Renaldo and the Loaf?
posted by SansPoint at 9:39 PM on March 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


I have the Rolling Thunder Review Bootleg set... the sound is much better!

Fantastic and thoughtful post, thanks for putting it together!
posted by KokuRyu at 10:06 PM on March 29, 2013


I have two Dylan desires: to have read Tarantula without reading it, and to have watched Renaldo & Clara without watching it. Sadly, I have not been able to solve either of those. Thanks for the post.
posted by OmieWise at 5:48 AM on March 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I will watch this movie, and I will love it. Just like I loved Masked & Anonymous. Once he left the coffeehouse folk scene Dylan could do no wrong.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 5:42 PM on March 30, 2013


Argh! "Not available in your country!" :(
posted by bigZLiLk at 10:53 PM on March 30, 2013


Once he left the coffeehouse folk scene Dylan could do no wrong.

What a strange thing to say. It's almost like it's written by someone who cares more about getting it "right" than they care about music. When he plays the songs of the "folk scene" years later, in the same arrangements and with the same instrumentation, is that cool or not cool? Like, at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965, during the acoustic set, when he plays To Ramona, is that ok? Or is it tainted by having been written during the coffeehouse years? Are Down in the Groove or Self Portrait better albums than Another Side of Bob Dylan? Is New Pony a better song than Hard Rain or Oxford Town? Have you heard Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues? Because that's a pretty great song.

I will watch this movie, and I will love it.

I wouldn't be too sure. You may, but many a hardcore Dylan lover has faltered on that movie. Parts of it are really not good. M&A has a lot to recommend it that R&C does not. But I'm sure you can tell people you loved it even if you don't make it all the way through.
posted by OmieWise at 5:05 AM on April 2, 2013


M&A has a lot to recommend it that R&C does not.

That rather sets the bar too low for most to limbo under.
posted by y2karl at 7:54 PM on April 2, 2013


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