Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
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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… More

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"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Donal J. Henahan, New York Times
"It's a classic doc worth savoring for its brilliant bitchiness."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film that gives rockumentaries a good name."
‑ , Film4
"Bob Dylan documentary still thrills in this restored DVD."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"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."
‑ Jim Ridley, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Dylan courses through like loose mercury, a capricious nightmare, inscrutable jester, brilliant artist"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Essential raw Dylan."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Easily one of the best documentaries on any subject ever made. It is also one of the most cinematically influential."
‑ Craig Marine, San Francisco Examiner
"A fascinating document."
‑ , Time Out
"Unencumbered by voiceover or any sort of forced narrative, the result is an intimate and riveting look at Dylan unfiltered, a portrait of the artist as a 24-year-old superstar."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"The film's greatest incidental pleasures are images of a time when outlaw musicians wore suit jackets and the craggy Dylan was a delicate, unconventionally handsome young man."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Great stuff for Dylan fans or anyone interested in a street level look at a pop culture icon."
‑ Chris Parcellin, Film Threat
"As Pennebaker's film clearly shows, one thing hasn't changed: Dylan only asks questions. You provide the answers."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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