Bob Dylan – Don’t Look Back – DVD

Bob Dylan – Don’t Look Back – DVD

Bob Dylan – Don’t Look Back – DVD
(Docurama) My favorite books to read are biographies. I’m also a sucker for documentaries. And of course my big love is music. So when I got this DVD in the mail I was more than thrilled. However, right after I received it my DVD player on my computer died (followed shortly by my entire computer). When I finally managed to get everything up and running again, the first thing I did was put on this release. Filmed in the spring of 1965, it documents Dylan’s three-week tour in England. While this sort of filmmaking is common today, it was something that was unheard of when it was released in 1967. The makers of the film do a wonderful job of focusing more on behind the scenes activities and various interactions between people. The camera makes one feel like they were actually on the tour with Dylan. What I found so interesting is the slew of people who appear in this film who were on the cusp of becoming so well known later on in life (Joan Baez, Marianne Faithful, Donavan, etc…). My absolute favorite scene has to be the one involving the “science student”. The confrontation between him and Dylan would echo throughout the film. What would happen is that Dylan would seem very defensive with people and then play with them like a cat does a mouse. When things seems like they would end in a big blow up, Dylan becomes friendly and a cool calmness takes over. At the end of the film we find out that the “science student” ended up being one of the co-founders of Chrysalis Records. One thing that I love about DVD’s is the special features that you get, most notably, the commentary. It comes in handy on this release and actually enhanced the overall enjoyment of the release, by giving a deeper perspective of what is going on. It also includes the infamous “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video, as well as an alternate version. A must for any music lover’s collection, this is by far my favorite DVD in my collection. {Mite}
(2001)

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