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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

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In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Dylan ... Self
Allen Ginsberg ... The Oracle of Delphi
Patti Smith ... The Punk Poet
Martin von Haselberg ... The Filmmaker (as Stefan van Dorp)
Scarlet Rivera ... The Queen of Swords
Joan Baez ... The Balladeer
Roger McGuinn ... The Minstrel
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman ... The Rolling Stone Reporter
James Gianopulos ... The Promoter
Ramblin' Jack Elliott ... The Sailor
Sam Shepard ... The Writer
David Mansfield ... The Innocent
Sharon Stone ... The Beauty Queen
Ronnie Hawkins ... The Shitkicker
Anne Waldman ... The Word Worker
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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 Netflix

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The movie in the beginning is The Vanishing Lady (1896) by Georges Méliès. See more »

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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Nurse's Song
Written and performed by Allen Ginsberg
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there will be many arguing for what is so or not so in this wondrous extravaganza, but it will not be me

Stories told about Bob Dylan are almost as old as the man himself and it will not be me who claims to unravel the real from the unreal or the interesting from the uninteresting. In the same way there will be many arguing for what is so or not so in this wondrous extravaganza, but it will not be me. The original footage included here is of far higher quality, both technically and artistically, than we had any right to expect and if it is woven imaginatively, so much the better. I don't recall Dylan ever looking as animated as here on stage, nor perhaps as consistently happy but more importantly knocking out the songs so very well. This is a fantastic (even if possibly fantastical) film which I enjoyed from beginning to end and if someone wants to pick apart the Sharon Stone or Hurricane sequences, let them I don't care. No fan of Bob Dylan will not want to see this. No fan of Bob Dylan will (or at least should) be disappointed with this extremely well made tribute to the man and record of a certain time.


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12 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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