Post Number: 2399
|Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 1:16 pm: |
On PBS (US) tonight at 9:00EST on the "American Masters" program.
"Bob Dylan: No Direction Home"
"Martin Scorsese's film biography of Bob Dylan includes archival footage of the singer's childhood and life on the road."
Post Number: 250
|Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 3:04 pm: |
It was also on BBC2 in the UK this evening too.
Missed most of it though.
Post Number: 195
|Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 4:09 pm: |
It also just came out on DVD.
Post Number: 350
|Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 4:40 am: |
I missed the first ten minutes of last nights BBC2 show. Part 2 is tonight - same place same time. No doubt it'll be repeated to oblivion on the digital BBC channels.
Not a bad programme so far, I was impressed that he took the trouble to track down Woody Guthrie in an asylum to play some songs and shoot the breeze. Maybe I should do that with my influences. Anyone have an address for Stanley and Phil?
It's been a long time since I listened to Bob. Was a fan in the 70's but stopped listening. I'll havbe to dig out the old records again.
Post Number: 694
|Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 5:25 am: |
I saw Dylan earlier this year with Merle Haggard opening. Dylan was great - fresh, dynamic, great band - Bob played keys standing up the whole night. Never even touched a guitar! I've seen him every couple of years or so the last few tours. Every time is different and every time is well worth it. I caught the last hour or so of the the special last night. Loved it. You don't get to see Dylan himself talk about this stuff very often. Actually I've never seen him talk about this stuff before, other than reading his recent book. I'll definitely be watching the Part 1 rerun and Part 2.
Post Number: 2400
|Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 6:57 am: |
I liked part I a lot. Brought back lots of memories; and reminded me how great Dylan's influence was not only on music but on history. At first the film seemed disjointed, then I remembered it's Scorsese; it's not just a documentary, it's a film, and by the end of part I the story had come together. Too bad they had to break it up into two parts.
Post Number: 262
|Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 7:46 am: |
Checking local listings, PBS in Chicago and Milwaukee are playing this on the 27th,28th,29,30th, at various times.
I'd imagine other PBS stations across the country would be doing the same.
Post Number: 183
|Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 8:39 am: |
I've thoroughly enjoyed the program so far - I'll record part two tonight - can't wait until I have a couple of hours to watch it.
I was particularly intrigued by the "Crossroads" sequence. When Dylan says something like ". . . yeah, that's when I went down to the crossroads and sold my soul . . ." and a little grin crept across his face. It almost seemed he wasn't speaking metaphorically.
Dylan and Scorsese - nice combination for an evening's entertainment.