Dont Look Back

Director D.A. Pennebaker
United States / 96 min. / 1967 / English


Hailed “the best music documentary of all time”. On tour around England with Bob Dylan in 1965 when the folk legend ascended to the status of pop icon. Less antisocial than usual, radiant and cool, this is the closest to Dylan that anyone has ever been. 

 

The most influential music documentary there is, period. The director gives meaning to the word "classic", documenting Dylan’s UK tour in 1965: tainted journalists, belligerent managers, breathless fans, distinguished travel companions (Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price) and, in the centre, His Cryptic Highness: a folk artist in the process of becoming a pop astro-icon, more acidic and inspired than ever. This is where you first heard those phrases “I don’t believe in anything. I don’t see anything to believe in "or "No, I'm not cynical. I can’t see anything anybody’s offered me to believe – that I’m going to believe, put all my trust and faith in, and everything. Nothing is sacred, man." This is where his manager Albert Grossman tells a hotel manager the immortal words: "And you, sir, are one of the dumbest assholes and most stupid persons I've ever spoken to in my life. If we were someplace else I’d punch you in your god damn nose.” All those anecdotes which remain carved in stone in the annals of history: the fans up on the car roof, the mic that doesn’t work, the impudence towards Joan Baez, the fuss kicked up about "Who threw the glass?", the humiliation to which they submit (with help from Alan Price of the Animals) a pompous journalist, the meeting with Donovan, the press conferences and that taupe shirt. A my-thi-cal one you must see once in your lifetime, at least.

 

 

 

Details
Subtitles
VOSE

Film web

Showing format
DV

Leadings
Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, Price Alan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth

Camera
D.A. Pennebaker

Producer
Albert Grossman, John Court

Film company
Pennebaker Hegedus Films Inc

Film distributor
Pennebaker Hegedus Films Inc

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