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Dylan's Blood On The Tracks movie

There are plans to make Bob Dylan’s 1974 album Blood On The Tracks into a film. Brazilian producers RT Features have bought the rights to the album, and are looking for a suitable director to make the film.

Blood On The Tracks is widely regarded as Dylan’s finest album, and is certainly his most personal. Many of the songs on the collection address the break-up of his marriage, with some of his most searing and emotional lyrics. Dylan, ever the cryptic and elusive writer though, denies this, claiming that the songs were based on Chekhov short stories.

In an earlier interview he did let slip that the songs were still raw slabs of emotional anguish. "A lot of people tell me they enjoy that album," he said. "It's hard for me to relate to that. I mean, you know, people enjoying that type of pain, you know?"

Turning it into a film isn’t such a strange idea. Many of the songs feature compelling dialogue of their own, and Dylan’s lyrics are pretty cinematic. The RT executive Rodrigo Teixeira said: "Our goal is to work with a filmmaker who can create a classic drama with characters and an environment that capture the feelings that the album inspires in all fans."

In the meantime, Dylan is to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civil honour in the United States. Barack Obama will present the award to the man who sang "Even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked." Obama will probably wear a suit.

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