Great film, Julie. I'm not villanelle-oriented though I can see your point. An ekphrastic villanelle : ) It's ambiguous in its rolling out of what is evolving/revolving, but it is somehow familiar at a subterranean level. The further it went on the more I became acclimated to it and could make some sense of it on my own personal level. Then, as it came to the end, it surprised me with its 360 degree vision. It reminded me of what good graffitti might look like if it were animated.
I wish I could have commented on every post contributed to this thread.
Sooner or later, this one
had to show up. Dylan live ("straight from the grave") Manchester UK 1966 (The "Judas" version)
It is really two separate songs merged into one ecstatic song: Musically, it is transcendent. It nearly lifts me off my feet from the very first note. Lyrically, it is his best poem, imo (at the moment). I canít think of another piece of music that gives me more (at the moment).
Here's another live performance at the Newport Folk Festival
in 1965. He had played earlier "unplugged" on acoustic guitar and then came back with an electric guitar and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band with Al Kooper. They booed him. He didnít return to the Newport folk festival for 37 years. In 2002 he made a return appearance wearing a wig and a beard.
If you want to recall the schism that was Dylanís cataclysmic move to electric, here's a good wiki entry on it.