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 Joan Baez and Alan Price; seen to lesser advantage is Donovan. Though the pictorial quality is ragged at times, Don't Look Back is blessed with a bell-clear soundtrack. … More
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Critic Reviews for Dont Look Back
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A must for any Dylan fan from his best era.
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.
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