Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back (1967)

D.A. PENNEBAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1967.  Leacock-Pennebaker.   Screenplay by D.A. Pennebaker.   Cinematography by Howard Alk, Jones Alk, Ed Emshwiller, D.A. Pennebaker.  Produced by John Court, Albert Grossman.   Film Editing by D.A. Pennebaker.   Bob Dylan‘s 1965 tour of Great Britain is captured by D.A. Pennebaker’s curious, probing camera in this superb music…

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

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Grey Water Park Productions, Sikelia Productions.  Cinematography by Howard Alk, Paul Goldsmith, Ellen Kuras, David Myers.  Produced by Margaret Bodde, Jeff Rosen.  Film Editing by Damian Rodriguez, David Tedeschi.  In 1975, as America was undertaking preparations for the bicentennial celebrations, Bob Dylan changed his mind…

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The Last Waltz (1978)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1978.  FM Productions, Last Waltz Inc..  Screenplay by Mardik Martin.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Robbie Robertson.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Film Editing by Jan Roblee, Yeu-Bun Yee.   This fantastic, beautiful concert film captures the final performance given by The Band, who decided to end their days on the road…

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