February 20, 2014

Folk singer, 1961


Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, 2013). “I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar, it meant that you were a protest singer.” Actual singing, historical moment. New York is colder than you've seen it. Not an easy send-up in a Mighty Wind style, but with greater maturity, even reverence for a time or style more often mocked. Does he make it? Greater question: is he just part of someone – something – else’s story? Dylan maybe, but not just him.