Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Bob Dylan
Director: D.A. Pennebaker Cast: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
, Joan Baez
Joan Baez
, Donovan
D.A. Pennebaker

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In 1965, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker accompanied Bob Dylan to England to make a film about the singer/songwriter's British tour. At the time, no one could have known how fortuitous Pennebaker's timing would prove to be. Within a few months of this tour, Dylan would forsake his role as The Conscience of Folk Music to pick up a Fender Stratocaster and play rock and roll. Within a year, Dylan would suffer a motorcycle accident that would put him out of commission for nearly 18 months. Recording several brilliant solo performances and capturing a wealth of fly-on-the-wall footage of Dylan's interactions with friends and strangers, Pennebaker caught Dylan on the cusp of a radical career change, and the man in this film seems to be thrashing about in his shackles, looking for some sort of escape route.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2015
UPC: 0715515160810
Original Release: 1967
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 7,631

Special Features

New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by Director D.A. Pennebaker, with newly restored monaural sound drom the original quarter-inch magnetic masters, presented uncompressed; Audio commentary from 1999 featuring Pennebaker and tour manager Bon Neuwirth; 65 Revisited, a 2006 documentary by Pennebaker; Audio excerpt from a 2000 interview with Bob Dylan for the documentary No Direction Home, cut to previously unseen outtakes from Don't Look Back; New documentary about the evolution of Pennebaker's filming style; Daybreak Express (1957), Baby (1954), and Lambert & Co. (1964), three short films by Pennebaker; New conversation between Pennebaker and Neuwirth about their work together; Snapshots from the Tour a new piece featuring never-before-seen outtakes from Don't Look Back; New interview with musician Patti Smith; Conversation between music critic Greil Marcus and Pennebaker from 2010; Alternate version of the film's Subterranean Homesick Blues" cue card sequence; Five audio recordings of Dylan songs not used in the film; Trailer; Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic and poet Robert Polito

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