November 15, 2007
The many sides of Bob Dylan
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Finally, "65 Revisited" is a frequently delightful look back to Dylan on the cusp of plugging in an electric guitar. These "Don't Look Back" outtakes reveal a more innocent and, quite frankly, charming young man -- very different from the occasionally obnoxious one seen in Pennebacker's original film -- and gives us the gift of a half-dozen excellent solo performances from Dylan's 1965 England tour. He has not yet begun to reinvent himself, but this is a last glimpse of the kid from Hibbing, about to become an icon of pop music.
"I'm Not There," directed by Todd Haynes, opens in wide release on November 21.
"The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan, Newport, 1963-1965" is available on DVD from the American Cinematheque, where it recently enjoyed its West Coast premiere (go to http://www.americancinematheque.com for more information.)
"65 Revisited" had its L.A. theatrical premiere early this year but now is available as part of a box set of the re-mastered "Don't Look Back" from New Video (http://www.newvideo.com).
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