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When acclaimed documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop, The War Room) filmed Bob Dylan during a three-week concert tour of England in the Spring of 1965, he had no idea he was about to create one of the most intimate glimpses of the rock legend ever put on film. Wanting make more than just a concert film, Pennebaker decided to seek out both the public and private Bob Dylan. With unobtrusive equipment and unlimited access, Pennebaker achieved an unprecedented, fly-on-the-wall glimpse of one of music's most influential figures--and redefined filmmaking along the way.

Hailed as one of the best films about a performing artist ever created, Don't Look Back is more than a view into an extraordinary concert tour--Dylan's last as an acoustic performer. It is a window into the spirit of the 60s, and one of the poet-musicians whose words and songs defined it.


Studio New Video Group
SKU 203446454
UPC 767685987537
UPC 14 00767685987537
Format DVD
Release Date 2/27/2007
Name Dylan,Bob
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Cast & Crew
Alan Price - Featuring
Albert Grossman - Featuring
Albert Grossman - Producer
Allen Ginsberg - Featuring
Bob Dylan - Featuring
Bob Neuwirth - Featuring
D.A. Pennebaker - Editor
D.A. Pennebaker - Director
D.A. Pennebaker - Writer
Donovan - Featuring
Howard Alk, et. al. - Cinematographer
Joan Baez - Featuring
John Court - Producer
Marianne Faithfull - Featuring
Review What Pennebaker captures is the magic of the times and the magic of Dylan, as well as the rhythms of being on the road with musicians. Dylan and his fellow musicians - Joan Baez, the Animals' Alan Price, Donovan, folksinger Derroll Adams, and Dylan pal Bobby Neuwirth - are apt to break into song at almost any moment...What concert footage there is in Don't Look Back remains thrilling 35 years later. Performing songs that have evolved into classics, including "The Times They Are A-Changin'," "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," and "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)," Dylan, at the top of his form, holds his audience at rapt attention. This final acoustic tour was, in some ways, the end of Dylan's halcyon days. The film climaxes with a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Don't Look Back" is a fascinating exercise in self-revelation carried out by Bob Dylan and friends. The portrait that emerges is not a pretty one...Indeed, those who consider Dylan a lone, ethical figure standing up against the phonies will discover, after seeing this film, that they have lost their hero. Dylan reveals himself, alas, to have clay feet like all the rest of us. He is immature, petty, vindictive, lacking a sense of humor, overly impressed with his own importance and not very bright...Dylan's songs give a deeper, more honest impression of their author. And I don't think this movie should detract from them. When Dylan sings, he has hold of something precious. It is only his pathetic private life, as he has revealed it in this film, that should be dismissed or regretted.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Dylan,Bob
Label New Video Group
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Mikal Gilmore, L.A. Herald Examiner Portrait of the young Dylan tearing the pop world apart!
NewsWeek An endlessly fascinating film.
Rolling Stone One of the top 10 rock films of all time.
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