Dont Look Back (BFI Film Classics) by Keith Beattie

By Keith Beattie

The award-winning film Dont glance Back (1967) captures Bob Dylan on travel and at the cusp of switch in 1965. Dylan used to be speedily laying off his picture as a folks musician and being reborn as a rock personality – and D. A. Pennebaker was once there to checklist this interesting transformation.

This insightful publication charts the ways that Pennebaker revised facets of observational 'direct cinema', a method of film-making that he helped to pioneer, that allows you to characterize in cutting edge methods Dylan's onstage performances and behind the curtain activities. Keith Beattie's perceptive and nuanced research explains the connection among 'pose' and the performative presentation of 'persona',
which types the root of the film's portrayal, and explores Pennebaker's courting with Dylan within the film-making strategy. In doing so, the e-book highlights many amazing moments from Dont glance Back and demonstrates how this landmark movie eschewed the informationalism of the documentary shape, revealing an enthralling portrait of its beguiling subject.

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