Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

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

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Overview

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: 0715515160919
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 8,664

Special Features

New restored 4K digital transfer, approved by Director D.A. Pennebaker, with newly restored monaural sound from the original quarter-inch magnetic masters; Audio commentary from 1999 featuring Pennebaker and tour manager Bob 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 pience 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; Alternative 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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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
1. "Subterranean Homesick Blues" [2:34]
2. London, 1965 [3:02]
3. Press Conference [3:36]
4. "Who's This Donovan?" [4:43]
5. Beginnings [1:38]
6. "The Times They Are A-Changin'" [4:32]
7. Merseyside [4:45]
8. "The Longsome Death Of Hattie Carroll" [5:07]
9. "Turn, Turn, Turn" [4:38]
10. Hanging Out [5:13]
11. Albert Grossman Negotiates [6:14]
12. Newcastle [2:16]
13. The Science Student [8:15]
14. The High Sheriff's Lady [4:14]
15. Alan Price [:58]
16. On The Move [3:12]
17. "Who Threw The Glass?" [3:16]
18. Donovan [4:57]
19. Concert Prep [3:30]
20. The Interview [6:28]
21. Royal Albert Hall [10:43]
22. "Give The Anarchist A Cigarette" [2:06]
1. Color Bars
1. The Scopitone [2:34]
2. Two Art Forms Merge [3:02]
3. Bob And Joan [3:36]
4. "Playing Chess With The Filmmakers" [4:43]
5. Happenstance [1:38]
6. Avant-Garde Styles [4:32]
7. Equipment/Neuwirth As Ally [4:45]
8. Editing Decisions [5:07]
9. Surrounded By Music [4:38]
10. The Rock-And-Roll Lifestyle [5:13]
11. Distribution [6:14]
12. Dylan Composes [2:16]
13. Preconcert Jitters/Terry Ellis [8:15]
14. "Stephen And Stephen" [4:14]
15. Trespassing [:58]
16. The Film's Center/"Going Places" [3:12]
17. Night Off [3:16]
18. Synched Responses [4:57]
19. The Harmonica Crisis [3:30]
20. Lashing Out Against Public Media [6:28]
21. "One Man, A Guitar, And A Harmonica" [10:43]
22. A Need For An Ending [2:06]
1. Color Bars
1. London, April 29 [10:30]
2. Sheffield, April 30 [5:28]
3. Liverpool, May 1 [9:40]
4. Leicester, May 2 [3:55]
5. The Savoy Hotel, London, May 4 [2:54]
6. Birmingham, May 4 [7:30]
7. Newcastle, May 6 [6:33]
8. Manchester, May 7 [3:21]
9. The Savoy Hotel, London, May 8 [4:49]
10. Royal Albert Hall, London, May 9 [8:21]
11. "Subterranean Homesick Blues" [2:16]
Disc #2 -- Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
1. Chapter 1 [33:24]
2. Chapter 2 [:31]
1. Chapter 1 [26:01]
1. Chapter 1 [13:31]
2. Chapter 2 [:25]

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Don't Look Back 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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JohnQ More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful documentary on Dylan during his acoustic tour in 1965. There are some brilliant moments here, some uncomfortable moments here, and some lines that have stuck with me for 40 years. In other words, this is a great documentary. No Dylan fan should be without it. If you don't like it. "give it to Donovan".
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film tells the story of Bob Dylan¿s 1965 tour of England. It is a fly on the wall look at the artist and is not very flattering. He is impatient with almost everyone around him and toys with the press during interviews. There is not much concert footage but you sense that Dylan is ready to move on to the electric music he would soon begin to play onstage. Listen to the Live 1966 CD and you will hear the tension between Dylan and his British audience explode. The film is interesting but I doubt I will ever watch it again.
anselmus More than 1 year ago
The other reviews of this film don't seem to be very positive. I thought the film justified its reputation. One definitely has a sense of Dylan's genius, and the quality of his spirit. The alleged abrasive quality of his personality is immediately apparent, but if one were to judge fairly he is not as unlikable as the one other reviewer made him out. He was at this time a person of very high intelligence which he wanted to express as much as possible. If he was to achieve that he couldn't flatter everyone he met. He might achieve some brief popularity but what was singular and remarkable in his personality, intelligence and outlook would have been diluted and lost.
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