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Two awards for "I'm Not There" at Venice

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Sep. 8th, 2007 | 05:05 pm
posted by: im_not_there in imnottheremovie

I'm Not There has won the Special Jury prize at the Venice Film Festival!

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"US director Todd Haynes poses with his special jury award during the closing ceremony of the 64th Venice International Film Festival at Venice Lido, 08 September 2007. The Venice film festival awarded special jury awards to US director Todd Haynes for his unique Bob Dylan biopic and Franco-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche (for 'La Graine et Le Mulet')." (quote and pic from gettyimages.com)

Cate Blanchett was awarded the Best Actress prize, the Coppa Vopli, for her performance in "I'm Not There." "Blanchett played one of seven characters representing different phases of Bob Dylan's life in the biopic by Todd Haynes, "I'm Not There." She was not present to accept the best actress award. "I'm sorry I can't stand here throwing my arms around Todd, weeping just like a woman," she said in a statement read out at the ceremony. (by Heath Ledger)" (AFP)

I was annoyed at the cheap Oscar posturing about Cate that Harvey Weinstein was making last month but these awards are a good indication of the respect fellow filmmakers hold for the film. Venice is the world's oldest film festival.

The official site here.

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diana

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from: dianawolf
date: Sep. 9th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
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I think Harvey postured, though I didn't see Cate doing it.

In any case I guess it was for good reason, eh?

Thanks for putting this jounral up.

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A Journal Concerning Todd Haynes' Dylan Film

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from: im_not_there
date: Sep. 9th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
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Yes, Harvey was the one saying he'd shoot himself if Cate didn't get a nomination. She's too cool to bother with that nonsense. But I doubt the 7 directors who made up the jury at Venice were influenced by what Harvey Scissorhands says. 

Thanks for the compliment but I didn't start this community. I have a personal LJ about the film that's more about the ideas behind Dylan and Haynes' work, this community is about info on the film as it comes out. I think I'll make an entry explaining that.
 

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diana

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from: dianawolf
date: Sep. 9th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
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OK... so this is a community?
I wonder how I got here.
I thought I was on your page.

Maybe my alert is if you post.
Probably.
Now I'll have to join the community too.

I'm a huge Dylan (I hate the word) fan.

Actually I prefer My Imaginary Boyfriend.
ala Amy Sedaris.
LOL

Off to join and then see if I friended you personally, or this.
Love your user name.
I've been thinking of renaming mine to I'm not here for several reasons.

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A Journal Concerning Todd Haynes' Dylan Film

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from: im_not_there
date: Sep. 9th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Are you a member of bobdylan or toddhaynes? We can all be members of all of them!

I hate the word fan too. My imaginary boyfriend is excellent. I love Amy (and David.)

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from: steddy_cam
date: Sep. 10th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Me love some David and Amy Sedaris as well.

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