The greatest cover up in history – The unheralded Robert Zimmerman

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bob-dylanFew Hollywood insiders know that Robert Zimmerman’s nuanced acting performance in The Night We Called It a Day landed him a tonne of movie scripts. If you have seen Robert in this short music video; his manner holding the gun beside his lover, the sneer in his eyes – is as menacing as we’re ever likely to see on screen.

There still remains plenty of debate how Robert’s gritty and heart wrenching portrayal as an ageing rock-star in Masked and Anonymous didn’t earn him an Oscar nod. Not to mention his career defining performance in Don’t Look Back as Bob Dylan. You almost feel you are seeing the real, living, breathing Bob on-screen. His follow-up experiential portrayal as Bob Dylan in the epic 11 and a half hour Renaldo and Clara has since become the No 1 alternative medicine prescribed by Health physicians for treating insomnia. His accolades for songwriting…

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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5 comments on “The greatest cover up in history – The unheralded Robert Zimmerman
  1. badfinger20 says:

    I’ve wanted to see Renaldo and Clara… Have you ever saw Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid? He doesn’t play a huge part but it’s a good movie.

    • I’ve seen Renaldo and Clara over a few sittings. If it was cut down to a third of its time, it would have been something truly to behold. His dealings with Ginsberg were real highlights and of course the concert footage and interactions with Joan and Sara.
      I really liked Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid! Yes his small part is worth just forking out for the whole movie. Yes, it’s a pretty solid western. It felt authentic to me. I haven’t seen it in a while.

      • badfinger20 says:

        I’m looking forward to the Rolling Thunder with Martin Scorsese coming this year. I would assume it has a lot of Renaldo and Clara in it…much of the tour anyway.

      • This is what someone told me on reddit about the Scorsese doco, because I assumed the same as you:
        ‘I definitely don’t think it’s going to be anything like Renaldo and Clara. At all. There’s going to be Dylan interviews, and interviews with others who were there, plus a ton of new footage. I mean even an abbreviated version of R&C would be insanity for a big budget Netflix release.’

    • Hey Bad, did you see the official teaser trailer to Tarantino’s new movie ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’? The Bruce Lee parts were more than impressive as well Caprio’s reaction when the little girl tells him what a great actor he is.
      Here it is:

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