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Bob Dylan: Hearts of Fire

(December 18, 2023)

Video Transcript:

We gotta talk about “Hearts of Fire” (1987).

I get so excited.

I’ve been a Bob Dylan fan since the early 2000s…

I was always into him but I got really back into him a year ago around this time…

A year ago around this time, I saw Hearts of Fire and I had never heard of the movie before.

I had no idea it existed.


Bob did us a solid by being in that movie, that was Bob doing us a favor.

That was one for the ladies.

If you’re a dude, there’s nothing in that movie for you unless you just openly like to stare at Bob.

I’m so grateful to Bob for being in that movie…

It immortalized him at his finest, hottest era.

He took so much flack for being in that movie.

He was like a martyr for that movie.

Thank God he did because…

It wasn’t even a bad movie, in my opinion.

It was a lil hokey or whatever, but it wasn’t a bad movie.

It had some really interesting lines in it too.

It got weird.

Typically when I watch movies, I write commentary while I’m watching it.

I didn’t do that with Hearts of Fire because I just wanted to really soak it in.

Certain lines in the movie that Bob’s character says…

They were philosophical, on point, true and deep.

Bob or somebody said that he was only in that movie because his publicist said it was a good idea.

We’re talking about the 1980s, Bob Dylan was already an absolute legend. Untouchable.

Bob’s not gonna do something he thinks is totally stupid just because his publicist said so, that’s an excuse.

He was in that movie because there was something about it that he believed in.

I’ve heard that concept ridiculed, and I think that’s sad.

Bob showed us part of himself in that movie that I don’t think he’d ever shown before.

There’s a reason I’m so into Bob Dylan.

There are a lot of reasons to be interested in Bob Dylan.

Here’s the thing, I was always into Bob, but when I saw Hearts of Fire…

It was beautiful.

I’ve read reviews about it that sh*t-talk it to the ends of the earth…

I think you’ve gotta be a joyless, sad, sorry fuck to totally hate that movie.

Bob’s an incredible performer, but the man cannot act.

No offense.

And I love him for that because I’m suspicious of people who can act really well.

It’s a litmus test, he’s just being himself and tapping into something within him that is real.

That’s why certain parts of Hearts of Fire just made me love Bob Dylan even deeper.

Unless you’re a chick, you’re not gonna value this movie so much.

But if you ARE a chick who’s into Bob Dylan, this movie is like a dream come true.

I’m so glad Bob was in that movie.

There was this one scene where Bob gets a kiss…

His reaction to it was true to himself.

When I saw this, I could see Bob’s soul.

And it was… not evil.

I think there’s so much darkness/evil in the world…

When people can act really well, I just think there’s a ton of deception involved in that.

Bob’s got something beautiful inside.

The scene in it where they’re in the car and he makes reference to the Nobel Prize…

This is one thing that makes me super sus about the whole nine.

That prophetic reference to the Nobel Prize…


Who wrote that line?

Was it planned all the way back in the ’80s that Bob was gonna win a Nobel Prize?

I’m not gonna go down that rabbit hole and get to feelin’ some type of way…

I don’t wanna sully the absolute beauty and majesty that is Hearts of Fire.

It was delicious.

I always ask for more from Bob.

More of the things that would bring me pleasure and a sort of naughty sense of enjoyment.

But at the end of the day, he’s already given us what we want.

Now it’s just a matter of being greedy and wanting more.

Which is totally human, it’s totally normal to feel that way.

I’m never gonna stop wanting more Bob Dylan.