Dont Look Back (1967)



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The 1967 documentary Don't Look Back gave many fans their first glimpse of recording artist Bob Dylan since his 1966 motorcycle accident. This alone would be attraction enough, but in fact this filmed record of Dylan's 1965 concert tour of England is a winner by any consideration. Highlights include (as if there was any doubt) "The Times, They Are A-Changin'", "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue". Given plenty of screen time are Dylan's travelling companions … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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On DVD: Dec 28, 1999
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Critic Reviews for Dont Look Back

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 record of Bob Dylan's 1965 English tour is a genuine blast from the past, evoking the 60s like few other documents.

Full Review… | January 29, 2008
Chicago Reader
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An unforgettable all-access pass behind the scenes of Bob Dylan's '65 British tour, D.A. Pennebaker's landmark 1967 rock doc all but invented the form while presaging the music video.

Full Review… | January 29, 2008
Village Voice
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A fascinating document.

Full Review… | February 11, 2006
Time Out
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Whether one is a member of the under-30 set that regards Mr. Dylan as a spokesman, or one of the vanishing Americans over that age, this look into the life of a folk hero is likely to be both entertaining and occasionally disturbing.

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 film, which invented the rock documentary, is a time capsule from the period when Sgt. Pepper was steamrolling Mr. Tambourine Man.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Dont Look Back

Amazing . . . My dear niece, who first invited me to join flixster actually, was working the bar at a London venue where Bob Dylan was playing. At some point she was sent backstage to deliver Dylan a beer. Like me, my niece is a big fan of his; we still are. Her report: He was not very pleasant. I'm sure Dylan is not the only celebrity who may not come off well from time to time in public interaction. I know I'd never want to have a beer with Dylan, but I won't let his personality quirks color the power of his music for me. My niece and I do remain big fans. Note to self: You will never be famous. How do I know this? No one ever follows me around like this in my day-to-day routine with a camera.

Lanning : )

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A must for any Dylan fan from his best era.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

I like the synopsis at the top of the page. It isn't a great film but there is great stuff here. Like watching a movie of your parents at a younger age, we get a since of what the prime Dylan was like and the historical first attempt at the music video.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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