January 12, 2009

That time Bob Dylan called Mickey Rourke.

"I've known him several years and we talk on the phone. Well, he's not big talking on the phone. Not big talking, period. I had a little part in some arty farty movie we did. He called me in the middle of the night and I'd say, 'Who's this?' And he'd say, 'Bob.' And I'd say, 'Bob who?' And he said, 'You know... Bob.' Oh f**k. Bob Dylan. He would ask me what he should be doing in a scene when he had no dialogue, and I would say, 'Why not do some activity?' I'd give him some little acting points, and we became friends."

23 comments:

Mark O said...

BFD.

Hoosier Daddy said...
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Hoosier Daddy said...

It's been a long time since I saw Mickey Rourke in anything, maybe it was that one he was bangin Lisa Bonet and Robert DiNiro was the devil. I forget the name.

What the hell happened to him anyway? Is it plastic surgery that went bad or did he crawl in the bottle for 20 years and finally find his way out?

traditionalguy said...

Does Bob Dylan still do concerts? I heard that he went into Christian songs for a few years, but I can't remember hearing any of them. He could really write songs. My son could not believe anyone liked his music when he first heard his voice singing them. I guess you just had to be there.

froggyprager said...

I am a mild Dylan fan but never even heard of that movie "Masked and Anonymous" - anyone see it? any good?

Hoosier Daddy said...

My son could not believe anyone liked his music when he first heard his voice singing them. I guess you just had to be there.

I agree with your son. I have a sister-in-law who thinks he's come kind of musical genius...'oh you have to listen to the lyrics!' she coos. Yeah I can listen to the lyrics if someone else can sing them.

Meade said...

Johnny loved Bob

blake said...

It's been a long time since I saw Mickey Rourke in anything, maybe it was that one he was bangin Lisa Bonet and Robert DiNiro was the devil. I forget the name.

That would be Angel Heart.

Alan Parker's had a hell of a career, hasn't he?

AllenS said...

I went to a Dylan concert in Bushkill, PA., in 2003.

Meade said...

I've seen more than a dozen Dylan shows - one was unbelievably good, three were very good, and all the rest were shit.

Palladian said...

"I went to a Dylan concert in Bushkill, PA., in 2003."

I bet Green Day, Rage Against The Machine, The Dixie Chicks and Madonna all relished playing there too.

Palladian said...

"What the hell happened to him anyway? Is it plastic surgery that went bad or did he crawl in the bottle for 20 years and finally find his way out?"

Yes and yes.

PJ said...

I feel badly for him, but I can't look at him for too long. It's like Michael Jackson.

Mark O said...

George Gershwin composed “An American in Paris” in 1928 some 35 years before Bob became incredibly famous. Hardly anyone was obsessing over George in 1962. Dylan was “something” only until about 1969 or so, then he was just an act. Were he nearly so gifted as Gershwin, we should have stopped playing the six degrees of Bob before the end of the last century. The Times They’re not a Changin’

Cardboard FLOTUS said...

“There’s some people that
You don’t forget,
Even though you even seen ’em one time or two;
When the roses fade,
And I’m in the shade,
I’ll remember you.”

Cardboard FLOTUS said...

I saw Dylan play Denver in ’89. GE Smith, the former lead guitarist for the SNL Band, played back up guitar, which was pure poetry. Never heard better versions of “Mr. Tambourine Man” or “Positively Seventeenth Street.”

Michael said...

This site has to have a collection of the MOST infantile and shallow people on the internet. Do any of you actually listen to music? Have any appreciation of music? Any appreciation of the impact specific individuals have?

For what ever reason you apparently just can't separate an artist from their politics...??

Hoosier: "What the hell happened to him anyway?" Who care, dumbfuck?

Hoosier: "Yeah I can listen to the lyrics if someone else can sing them." He's a poet, dumbfuck.

Meade: "...all the rest were shit."
You're a music critic...dumbfuck?

Palladian: "I bet Green Day, Rage Against The Machine, The Dixie Chicks and Madonna all relished playing there too."

And you fancy yorself an artist...dumbfuck??

Mark: "...we should have stopped playing the six degrees of Bob before the end of the last century. The Times They’re not a Changin’"

They're NOT...dumbfuck??

You idiots really need to get-a-fucking-life.

traditionalguy said...

Michael.. Not everybody is in the top 1% of IQ like you seem to be. Just be patient. It really does take everyone's contribution. Granted some people will irritate you on the Important things by being dumb or flippant about them, but they will always contribute something you need too.

Meade said...

Calm down, Michael. I didn't say they were BAD shit, I just said they were shit. Try not to take everything so personal, dude.

Seriously, calm yourself. Your love life might even improve.

best wishes,
Meade

michael farris said...

"I am a mild Dylan fan but never even heard of that movie "Masked and Anonymous" - anyone see it? any good?"

Why yes I have, just a few days ago (the dvd came with a magazine).

For a movie with so many names, it's .... not very good. Not awful but often tedious. There are three major flaws:

1. No arcs. Most of the characters come on give a weird speech or two out of the blue and then disappear, Giovanni Ribisi is the biggest waste in this, he could have made an impact had has monologue been interspliced with other scenes, but it ends up being a baroque little set piece in the midst of a lot of other baroque little set pieces. But basically no character changes or even has that interesting a story.

2. Dialogue sounds stilted and unnatural, not unlike Troll2. I suspect that like that movie, this was mostly written by a non-native speaker with dreams of grandeur.

3. Bob Dylan. Dude just ain't an actor. He's a big black hole whenever he isn't singing he doesn't know how to get into or stay in character and he looks vaguely bored and a little stoned when he should look .... not vaguely bored and a little stoned.
One of the problems is he doesn't even know how to stand or sit on camera, there's no tension or animation, just .... blah. When he sings, he's into it and alive, but he doesn't know how to channel that energy into a character. Rourke may have tried to give him pointers but he didn't learn anything.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Hoosier: "Yeah I can listen to the lyrics if someone else can sing them." He's a poet, dumbfuck.

That's great Michael. I like poetry. I also like good singing. He may be a good poet but he's a lousy singer.

This site has to have a collection of the MOST infantile and shallow people on the internet. Do any of you actually listen to music? Have any appreciation of music?

You only come on this blog to piss people off and it was fun for the first 20 seconds. Now you're a bore, a pustule on the ass of humanity. Seriously, go fuck yourself.

I can send you instructions if you need help.

Meade said...

Nice review by michael farris and comment by Hoosier. To those who get him, Bob's lousy movie acting and off-putting singing have long been parts of his charm, such that it is.

He has a long history of finding fawning self-styled 'hip liberal' fans like Michael to be repulsive and creepy and it's often been mildly amusing to observe them making mockeries of themselves (except when they tip over into outright derangement and amusement quickly turns into concern for everyone's safety).

Stan Denski said...

The best review of Masked & Anonymous is one by the critic David Vest. He nails it on the head. It's here: http://thesethingstoo.blogspot.com/2007/11/masked-and-anonymous.html