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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 

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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Director:

Martin Scorsese
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Dylan ... Himself
B.J. Rolfzen B.J. Rolfzen ... Himself (voice)
Dick Kangas Dick Kangas ... Himself
Liam Clancy Liam Clancy ... Himself
Anthony Glover Anthony Glover ... Himself (as Tony Glover)
Paul Nelson Paul Nelson ... Himself
Allen Ginsberg ... Himself (archive footage)
Dave Van Ronk Dave Van Ronk ... Himself (archive footage)
Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur ... Herself
John Cohen John Cohen ... Himself
Bruce Langhorne Bruce Langhorne ... Himself
Mark Spoelstra Mark Spoelstra ... Himself
Suze Rotolo Suze Rotolo ... Herself
Izzy Young Izzy Young ... Himself
Mitch Miller ... Himself
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He is one of the most influential, inspiration and ground-breaking musicians of our time. Now, Academy Awardâ"¢ winning director Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, 1990) brings us the extraordinary story of Bob DylanâEUR(TM)s journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966.

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

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UK | USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob Dylan Anthology Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Hibbing, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (DVD) | (2 part TV-miniseries) |

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The black cylindrical case that Allen Ginsberg was resting his hand upon during his interview was a Manfrotto camera tripod case the crew brought along with them for the interview. See more »

Goofs

Footage of the San Francisco Bay Bridge is included among footage of New York City illustrating Bob Dylan's arrival there. See more »

Quotes

Bob Dylan: I was born very far from where I'm supposed to be, and so I'm on my way home.
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Connections

Features The Bus (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The Little White Cloud That Cried
Written and Performed by Johnnie Ray
Carlyle Music Publishing
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26 September 2005 | by Stamp-3See all my reviews

I've just watched the first part of 'No Direction Home". All I can say is thank you Mr Scorsese for bringing us such a wonderful document. I suppose the movie has most resonance for people who were there and buying the records and listening to the performances, but I would have thought even a fifteen year-old looking at the footage of Dylan singing "Pawn in The Game" would feel a shiver of wonderment.

I did not actually go to any of the '65 and '66 concerts (something I always regret) but I know many people who did, and many have told me that the cheering was usually as loud as the booing, and I don't know if that will fully come across; but a wonderful document, nevertheless.

And that is why Scorsese must be applauded; the editing was superb, the interviews were well chosen, the music clips were generous and Dylan is wonderfully articulate and revealing.

Yes boys and girls I enjoyed it; and Highway 61 in all its vinyl glory is going on the turntable right now!


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