I present to you a landmark video in the career of one Bob Dylan, the clip accompanying "Things Have Changed," his contribution to Curtis Hanson's 2000 film Wonder Boys, featuring the Bard of Hibbing himself alongside members of that feature film's cast. There are three truly notable things about this video:
1. You get to see Bob and Katie Holmes make goo-goo eyes at each other.
2. As near as I can ascertain, this was Dylan's final appearance in public cleanshaven, before the appearance of the pencil-thin mustache that has scarred so many of his fans. Remember, it was on Oscar Night, the evening that Bob won an Academy Award for this very song, that said facial hair was unleashed on an unsuspecting American public for the first time.
3. Right at the very end of the video, in a moment of rock-star quotidian behavior to rival the sequence in No Doubt's video for "Sunday Morning" when Gwen Stefani changes her shoes, Bob Dylan takes a bite out of a sandwich. The moment is even more rich than that, though, since Dylan has long seemed so otherworldly (to me, at least) that I have at times doubted his corporeal presence. Does this man eat? drive? bowl? have cable TV? I could never be quite sure, but here we have irrefutable evidence: Bob Dylan will eat a sandwich.