Friday, July 12, 2024

Famed Bob Dylan Documentary “Don’t Look Back” Turns 50 with New Edition


dont look backDA Pennebaker signing 50th anniversary edition of Don’t Look Back today from 6 to 8pm at Paul Stuart, Madison Avenue.

One of the films that earned legendary filmmaker DA Pennebaker his Lifetime Achievement Academy Award was the documentary “Don’t Look Back.”

The famous chronicle of Bob Dylan meeting fame, fortune, Donovan and Joan Baez turns 50 this month with a beautiful new edition from the Criterion Collection.

Pennebaker will make a rare appearance later today, from 6 to 8pm, at the Paul Stuart store on Madison Avenue to sign the new box set.

“Don’t Look Back” was shot on Dylan’s tour of the UK in 1965 and released to acclaim in 1967. It became a cult film and then a staple in every video library.

Among the things the film is famous for: Pennebaker’s invention of the “lyric card throw” for the song “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”

Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues – HQ from Noisefield on Vimeo.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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