A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »
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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese' captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, 'Rolling Thunder' is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.Written by
According to the main title graphic, the full title of the film is "Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese or Conjuring the Rolling Thunder Re-vue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese". See more »
First of all I'd like to say that the Dylan concert clips are absolutely fantastic. Simple Twist Of Fate was almost spine tingling. They did a great job of restoring them and that's what makes this well worth it. But there were so many times it was almost like Dylan was providing the soundtrack to a Ginsberg biography. This thing gets lost in its own self sometimes. I realize that Ginsberg was a part of Dylan's existence at that time, and a lot of other people's as well, but I could have gone for three times more Dylan and ten times less Ginsberg. All in all it's a really good look at that period of Dylan's life and career. If you can sit through the Ginsberg stuff then you're really going to like this.
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