donderdag 13 november 2008

Anthony & The Jonsons: Knocking on Heaven's Door

Just because this version of Anthony & The Jonsons is so beautiful.

It is from the movie 'I am not there'. A 2007 biographical film directed by Todd Haynes and is inspired by the life of iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It depicts six distinct stages of Dylan's life and public persona portrayed by an ensemble cast of actors: Marcus Carl Franklin, Ben Whishaw, Heath Ledger,Christian Bale, Richard Gere, and Cate Blanchett. All play characters based on Dylan but with different names.

The film tells its story using non-traditional techniques, similar to the poetic narrative style of Dylan's songwriting. It takes its name from the 1967 Dylan outtake "I'm Not There", a song never officially released until its appearance on the film's official soundtrack album.

"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" was written by Bob Dylan for the Western "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid". The song describes the feelings and impressions of a dying deputy, who notices that it is getting dark around him as he is knocking on heaven's door. He realizes that he will never use his badge or his guns anymore.

More nice songs of Anthony & The Jonsons at their blog.

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