No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Martin Scorsese put together this 3 1/2 hour documentary of legendary Bob Dylan's first 6 years of his musical career by compiling archive concert footage, clips from other films, photos, current interviews and older interviews. The result is a portrait of an era that was defined by the bard.

Working towards Dylan's apostate, electric tours of the "Highway 61" and "Bringing it All Back Home" albums, we begin in Minnesota and travel through the beat poets and folk roots in New York City. Dylan's rise to stardom is continually juxtaposed with 1966 footage of people shouting disapproval during the early electric era.

The film is tremendously satisfying and the music is amazing - especially the live performances which have surprisingly great sound.


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