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Opening Arguments

Loony idea of the day

Early in the first Bush administration, I said to Nancy Nall, "Is it just me, or is Laura kinda hot?" She replied, letting me gently know I was having one of those dangerous and inexplicable moments, "Leo, you need to get out more."

I may be having another one of those moments. I've seen the trailer now a couple of times for the new movie "Reign Over Me," starring Adam Sandler as a man trying to get over the grief of losing his whole family on 9/11. See the trailer yourself before you dismiss my idea out of hand: There needs to be a movie about Bob Dylan's life, and Adam Sandler needs to play him.


Kevin Knuth
Mon, 03/19/2007 - 6:30am

Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven) is directing a Bob Dylan picture with the full support and blessing of Bob Dylan.


Interesting fact- several actors will play Bob Dylan in this film, including Cate Blanchette

Mon, 03/19/2007 - 7:26am

There's more to playing a character than looking like him, although Sandler has real acting bona fides and could probably do it. His resemblance in the "Reign Over Me" trailer is pretty spooky. I like Haynes' idea better, with six different actors, including a woman and an African American, playing different parts of Dylan.

Bad sign: "Reign Over Me" is written by Mike Binder, which virtually assures a certain level of craptasticness. Good sign: Don Cheadle improves everything he touches.

I don't know what this has to do with Laura Bush, however. Is it the glassy-eyed stare that turns your crank, Leo? She's always looked like the Xanax poster girl to me, but then, I didn't vote for her husband, twice.

Leo Morris
Mon, 03/19/2007 - 7:51am

OF COURSE six actors, including a woman and an African-American, have to play Bob Dylan if The Bob Dylan movie is going to be anything like a Bob Dylan song. I made the Laura Bush remark just after seeing her on one news program in one outfit on one day and the Sandler remark after briefly seeing one movie clip -- I am nothing if not consistent in my superficiality.And if you can't see the connection between Laura Bush and Bob Dylan, you obviously missed the signnificance of Dr. Filth and his nurse (She's in charge of the cyanide hole). I'd explain it to you, but you might think it was some kind of joke. We are always either making love or expecting rain here in Opening Arguments Row.