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Dont look back

Beattie, Keith 2016, Dont look back, Palgrave Macmillan, London, Eng..

Title Dont look back
Author(s) Beattie, Keith
Publication date 2016
Series BFI film classics
Total pages 87
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) Film studies
Summary The award-winning film Don't Look Back (1967) captures Bob Dylan on tour and on the cusp of change in 1965. Dylan was rapidly shedding his image as a folk musician and being reborn as a rock persona – and D. A. Pennebaker was there to record this fascinating transformation.This insightful book charts the ways in which Pennebaker revised aspects of observational 'direct cinema', a style of film-making that he helped to pioneer, in order to represent in innovative ways Dylan's onstage performances and backstage actions. Keith Beattie's perceptive and nuanced analysis explains the relationship between 'pose' and the performative presentation of 'persona', which forms the basis of the film's portrayal, and explores Pennebaker's relationship with Dylan in the film-making process. In doing so, the book highlights many remarkable moments fromDont Look Back and demonstrates how this landmark film eschewed the informationalism of the documentary form, revealing a captivating portrait of its beguiling subject.
ISBN 9781844577613
Language eng
Field of Research 190201 Cinema Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950205 Visual Communication
HERDC Research category A2 Authored - other
ERA Research output type A Book
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