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Dont Look Back -- Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

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24 February 1968 (Sweden) See more »
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bob Dylan ... Himself
Albert Grossman ... Himself
Bob Neuwirth ... Himself

Joan Baez ... Herself
Alan Price ... Himself
Tito Burns ... Himself

Donovan ... Himself
Derroll Adams ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Howard Alk ... Himself
Jones Alk ... Herself
Chris Ellis ... Himself (uncredited)
Terry Ellis ... Terry Ellis / Science Student (uncredited)

Marianne Faithfull ... Herself (uncredited)

Allen Ginsberg ... Himself (uncredited)
John Mayall ... Himself (uncredited)
Brian Pendleton ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
D.A. Pennebaker 
 
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D.A. Pennebaker 

Produced by
John Court .... producer
Albert Grossman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Howard Alk 
Jones Alk 
Ed Emshwiller 
D.A. Pennebaker 
 
Film Editing by
D.A. Pennebaker 
 
Music Department
Robert Van Dyke .... music recordist (as J. Robert Van Dyke)
 

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Also Known As:
"Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back" - Australia (TV title), International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Don't Look Back" - USA (orthographically correct title)
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96 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Contrary to popular belief, the title is not a reference to the lyric "She's an artist, she don't look back" from the song "She Belongs to Me". Pennebaker stated that he hoped Dylan knew he wouldn't do that.See more »
Quotes:
Bob Dylan:You know the audience that subscribe to TIME Magazine, the audience of people that want to know what's happening in the world week by week, the people that work during the day and can read it, its small, alright and it's concise and there's pictures in it...See more »
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Referenced in The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)See more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Anomalously acute., 19 June 2004
Author: Richard Tasgal (tasgal) from Beer-Sheva, Israel

Amidst the morass of irrationality, antinomianism, and sanctimony that is The Sixties (celebrated, for example, in "Hair" and "A Hard Day's Night"), "Don't Look Back" is refreshingly, almost cathartically, lucid and morally serious. There isn't a conversation that isn't intelligent on at least one side. Dylan's discussions with and about musicians and poets sparkle with a thirst for poetic and musical expression. The music is passionate, serious, and enjoyable.

About the competitive and business aspects of music, Dylan is game and reasonable. His manager, without screaming or hostility, tries to hold the BBC to, apparently, previously implied promises they are backing away from on the grounds of a contrary general policy. There are no implausible pretenses to asceticism.

Dylan never attacks anyone weak or who does not deserve it. Members of Dylan's entourage who do things that are dangerous or wantonly destructive, such as throwing a glass out the window, are sought out for reprimand. A hanger-on who tries to coopt Dylan to the idea that the two of them are superior for, well, I'm not sure for what, is well flustered by Dylan's Socratic questioning of that superiority. Young fans are put at ease, treated gently, and, in a way that obviates their awe, probed for reactions to his music.

Two instances reflect badly on Dylan. He is suddenly hostile to a Time magazine reporter, and insists that he should not be called a folk singer. The reporter is taken aback and exasperated (notwithstanding that the claim is accurate for sufficiently narrow definitions of "folk"). He doesn't argue, but behind the eyes you can see a quick mental retrenchment. The reporter gingerly tries a new tack, and salvages interesting and perceptive impressions. Talk about a bravura performance. More troubling is a member of the Animals going uncriticized for opening a bottle with a hotel piano. Does Dylan let pass from a star what he would justly rebuke in an ordinary person? It happened behind Dylan's back. Maybe he was unaware of it.

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