|1966 Eat The Document|
|1967 Dont Look Back|
|1972 The Concert For Bangladesh|
|1973 Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid|
|1978 Renaldo & Clara|
|1978 The Last Waltz|
|1987 Hearts Of Fire|
|2003 Masked And Anonymous|
|2005 No Direction Home|
|2007 I'm Not There|
|2019 Rolling Thunder Review|
|Japanese film flyers|
MASKED AND ANONYMOUS is a 2003 drama film directed by Larry Charles. The film was written by Larry Charles and Bob Dylan, the latter under the pseudonym "Sergei Petrov". It stars Dylan alongside a star-heavy cast, including John Goodman, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, Val Kilmer, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson, Angela Bassett, Bruce Dern, Cheech Marin, Ed Harris, Chris Penn, Steven Bauer, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Paul Chan, Christian Slater and Fred Ward.
An iconic rock legend, Jack Fate (Bob Dylan), is bailed out of prison to perform a one-man benefit concert for a decaying future North American society. The film touches on many subjects from the futility of politics, the confusion of loosely strung government conspiracies, and the chaos created by both anarchy and Nineteen Eighty-Four-styled totalitarianism. It further reflects on life, dreams, and God's place in a seemingly increasingly chaotic world.
In some ways, the film is political: it describes how Fate sees the political landscape (people fighting for no reason, a nation without hope, governments that cannot be trusted) but at the same time Fate makes it clear that he "was always a singer and maybe no more than that". He produces no solutions to any of the problems the film presents. Rather, he makes it clear that he "stopped trying to figure everything out a long time ago."
Movie screenplay, 5 pages
Spain, 2 pages
French press document, 11 pages on glossy paper, about the film, the actors and characters. Thank you to Jean-Pierre Mercier.