Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back

(1967)

Oscar-nominated documentarian D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room) covers Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.... More

The film chronicles Dylan's concert appearances, hotel room conversations, and transportation downtime, pulling back the curtain on the folk messiah at the end of his relationship with Joan Baez and on the cusp of his creative shift toward rock music.Hide

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  • 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. Full Review

  • As an exercise in the unbelievably cool, DA Pennebaker's documentary on Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England is unparalleled. Full Review

  • The restless hand-held camera is the main disadvantage of a fascinating document: a sore sight for the eyes, with enough whip-pans to defeat the most determined self-flagellant. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • Pennebaker has fashioned a relentlessly honest, brilliantly edited documentary permeated with the troubador-poet’s music. Full Review