Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' Album to Be Adapted Into 1970s-Based Movie

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Bob Dylan performs at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, Calif. on March 23, 1975.

The director of Oscar-nominated film Call Me By Your Name is pulling on Bob Dylan for cinematic inspiration.

In an interview with The New Yorker, Luca Guadagnino said that a producer on Call Me By Your Name acquired the film rights to Bob Dylan's 1975 record, Blood on the Tracks, and asked the director if he wanted to make a movie based off of it. Guadagnino agreed, only if Richard LaGravenese wrote it.

"Somehow, the moon shot landed," he said. "LaGravenese cleared his schedule and, between April and July, hunkered down to produce a hundred-and-eighty-eight-page screenplay following characters through a multiyear story, set in the seventies, that he and Guadagnino had invented, drawing on the album’s central themes. 'When they’re repressing, we dramatize the repression, and what that does to them,' LaGravenese says. 'And we dramatize what happens when you let your passions take over too much.'"

While no further information on the film has been revealed, Dylan will be releasing a box set of every take from the record, titled More Blood, More Tracks, out Nov. 2.   


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