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When Dylan Tried to Be a Movie Star


The recent griping among disgruntled Bob Dylan fans over Columbia's plans to let fans vote on the songs to be included on an upcoming Dylan best-of compilation has one silver lining. (Other than comments on Dylan message boards that sound eerily like Dylan lyrics, such as "If this is the stick, who's the dead horse?") It's encouraged otherwise all-forgiving Dylan fans to remember their hero's other ill-advised commercial moves, like 1987's Joe Eszterhas–rewritten movie flop Hearts of Fire. Thankfully, remembering our heroes' foolish pasts is what YouTube is for.

Bob Dylan - Hearts of Fire Trailer [YouTube]