Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I like Val Kilmer's acting. I like Bob Dylan's music. They come together in "Masked and Anonymous", one of the worst films of all time. A bad movie that I enjoy very much.

Val is character who lives on a sort of refugee camp with his animal menagerie, and Bob is passing by on his way to record a benefit concert. Val gives Bob a three point sermon on why animals are superior to man. It's horrible, but I am fascinated by the symbolism of the animals--the sheep and the goat, the pride of the peacock, the snake...not sure what the rabbit means, but the sacrifice is interesting (love the ending of part two). Why is this included in the movie? I'm not sure, but it illustrates that in Dylan's eyes the world is fallen because of mankind.

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