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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Berkeley In the Sixties (1990)

MARK KITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Kitchell Films, P.O.V. Theatricals.  Screenplay by Susan Griffin, Mark Kitchell, Stephen Most. Cinematography by Stephen Lighthill.  Produced by Mark Kitchell.  Film Editing by Veronica Selver. Students from the Berkeley campus of the University of Southern California were enraged by the HUAC hearings in the early sixties;…

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist And Rebel

BRIGITTE BERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   The three appellations of the title are just some of the things you learn about the magnificently infamous subject of this highly entertaining documentary. The only man in the world who can wear pyjamas all day long without making a woman angry, Hugh M. Hefner built the beginnings of…

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