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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 

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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Director:

Martin Scorsese
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Dylan ... Himself
B.J. Rolfzen B.J. Rolfzen ... Himself (voice)
Dick Kangas Dick Kangas ... Himself
Liam Clancy Liam Clancy ... Himself
Anthony Glover Anthony Glover ... Himself (as Tony Glover)
Paul Nelson Paul Nelson ... Himself
Allen Ginsberg ... Himself (archive footage)
Dave Van Ronk Dave Van Ronk ... Himself (archive footage)
Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur ... Herself
John Cohen John Cohen ... Himself
Bruce Langhorne Bruce Langhorne ... Himself
Mark Spoelstra Mark Spoelstra ... Himself
Suze Rotolo Suze Rotolo ... Herself
Izzy Young Izzy Young ... Himself
Mitch Miller ... Himself
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Storyline

He is one of the most influential, inspiration and ground-breaking musicians of our time. Now, Academy Award(TM) winning director Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, 1990) brings us the extraordinary story of Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Written by (typography correction by Otto Mäkelä)

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Details

Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK | USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob Dylan Anthology Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Hibbing, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (2 part TV-miniseries) |

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Title of this Documentary comes from a line in the chorus of "Like A Rolling Stone". See more »

Goofs

Footage of the San Francisco Bay Bridge is included among footage of New York City illustrating Bob Dylan's arrival there. See more »

Quotes

Reporter: How many people who major in the same musical vineyard in which you toil, how many are protest singers? That is, people who use their music, and use the songs to protest the uh, social state in which we live today, the matter of war, the matter of crime, or whatever it might be.
Bob Dylan: Um... how many?
Reporter: Yes. How many?
Bob Dylan: Uh, I think there's about uh, 136.
[People around him giggle. The reporter doesn't laugh]
Reporter: You say ABOUT 136, or you mean exactly 136?
Bob Dylan: Uh, it's either 136 or 142.
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Connections

Features The Bus (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Penny's Farm
Traditional
Performed by The Bentley Boys
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Good insight into Dylan's life
4 December 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Having been a casual listener of Bob Dylan, I found this documentary rather insightful and well-made. Narrated by Dylan, director Martin Scorsese basically interviews friends, colleagues and family of Dylan (as well as Dylan himself) and gets to the roots of his inspiration and upbringing.

As I said above, I'm not a huge fan of Dylan insofar that I'd be able to tell you all of his songs, albums, etc. Some of my personal favorites are "Like a Rolling Stone," "The Man in Me" and of course "Knockin' On Heaven's Door." The film's soundtrack uses Dylan songs which is a nice addition as well. It's four hours long and when screened on TV comes in two parts, so you may have to see it in two viewings. But I found out a lot about Dylan that I didn't know before and I think that's the point.

Well-made, well-documented.


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