Criterion Close-Up 25: Dont Look Back (1967)

Mark, Aaron and Keith Enright give a look at D.A. Pennabaker’s documentary portrait of Bob Dylan in Dont Look Back (the no apostrophe is intentional). This was a pivotal period in the artist’s career, and both the film and the music were influential. We dig deep as to what type of persona Dylan revealed, the cinéma vérité filmmaking style that captured him in his element, and also his attitude towards the press and others who wanted to label him.

Special Guest: Keith Enright from Criterion Completion. You can find him on Twitter.

Show notes:


0:00 – Intro & Welcome Keith 3:30 – Caitlin Kuhwald Aftermath 9:40 – Schedule Update 11:10 – Aaron’s Blog Announcement 14:35 – Arik’s Criterion Presentation 18:15 – Short Takes (The Apu Trilogy, My Golden Years, Hollis Frampton Odyssey, La Ronde, Labyrinth, Revanche) 33:00 – The Newsstand 34:45 – Dont Look Back 

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