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A.k.a.
Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back
Year
1967
Runtime
96 min.
Director
D.A. Pennebaker
Genres
Music, Documentary
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
5,716
Checks
2,140
Favs
180
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
8.4% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. set123's avatar

    set123

    The king in his pomp. 9 years 1 month ago
  2. GrooveRemote's avatar

    GrooveRemote

    So, who threw the glass? 11 months 1 week ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I think it makes sense to compare the Bob Dylan doc, Dont Look Back (sic), to A Hard Day's Night (and not just because the Beatles are referenced disparagingly). There's the same frenetic camera work, the same sense that we're seeing candid moments, both have been used to source post-hoc "music videos", both are set on a tour of England, and both broke the mold of the type of film they were making. Except Dont Look Back is a proper documentary and much more counter-cultural in that it doesn't NECESSARILY act as publicity for the act. I guess that really depends on what you think of Dylan as a person. Full access means we see shows, hotel room improvs, business negotiations, shitty drunken moments, and a heck of a lot of Dylan trolling and confronting journalists whose questions he finds stupid. We reach, Bob, we reach. If that makes him your tell-it-like-it-is hero, then great. For others, it will just seem like he's being a jerk for being a jerk's sake. I personally think it's fun, but there's a whole lot of it, and through that, you understand why this CAN'T be a generic talking heads documentary. What questions would Dylan answer meaningfully? Just watch him tour and draw your own conclusions. Is he conceited? Does he only care about the music. Does he have contempt for the circus? Or is he playing a character of sorts? This is the raw truth, unvarnished by interpretation or commentary. I was also amused by the Donovan punchlines, which are just about the only evident "manipulation" of the footage to create an effect. 1 week 2 days ago
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