Review of Dont Look Back (1967)


Seen in 2016.

This is certainly an important document of a pop phenomenon with sincerity and political content, explicitly contrasted against the shallow Beatles within the film itself, but the film is mostly boring. The best sequences are when the promoter and manager scheme for money (plus ├ža change), and when the sound technicians screw up at one of the venues, with Dylan off in the distance: good composition makes the drama.

References here: Bird on a Wire (1974).

moving picture non-fiction