Bob Dylan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Though he is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," a number of his earlier songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, and the performance styles of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly, to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording ...

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Catchfire (1990)

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

Dont Look Back (1967)

In this wildly entertaining vision of one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, Bob Dylan is surrounded by teen fans, gets into heated philosophical jousts with journalists, and kicks back with fellow musicians Joan Baez, Donovan, and Alan Price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Albert Grossman  •  Bob Neuwirth  •  Joan Baez

In this wildly entertaining vision of one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, Bob Dylan is surrounded by teen fans, gets into heated philosophical jousts with journalists, and kicks back with fellow musicians Joan Baez, Donovan, and Alan Price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Albert Grossman  •  Bob Neuwirth  •  Joan Baez

Masked and Anonymous (2003)

Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Penélope Cruz  •  John Goodman

Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Penélope Cruz  •  John Goodman

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Allen Ginsberg  •  Joan Baez  •  Johnny Cash

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Allen Ginsberg  •  Joan Baez  •  Johnny Cash

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Bob Dylan  •  Richard Jaeckel

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Bob Dylan  •  Richard Jaeckel

The Last Waltz (1978)

Martin Scorsese's documentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robbie Robertson  •  Rick Danko  •  Levon Helm  •  Richard Manuel

Martin Scorsese's documentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robbie Robertson  •  Rick Danko  •  Levon Helm  •  Richard Manuel

Hearts of Fire (1987)

A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Fiona  •  Rupert Everett  •  Julian Glover

A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Fiona  •  Rupert Everett  •  Julian Glover

Renaldo and Clara (1978)

Filmed in the autumn of 1975 prior to and during Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour – featuring appearances and performances by Ronee Blakley, T-Bone Burnett, Jack Elliott, Allen Ginsberg, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Hawkins, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Mick Ronson, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Dylan
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Joan Baez  •  Ronnie Hawkins  •  Jack Elliott

Filmed in the autumn of 1975 prior to and during Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour – featuring appearances and performances by Ronee Blakley, T-Bone Burnett, Jack Elliott, Allen Ginsberg, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Hawkins, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Mick Ronson, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Dylan
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Joan Baez  •  Ronnie Hawkins  •  Jack Elliott

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)

Documentary portrait of Andy Warhol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Joan Agajanian Quinn  •  Jean-Michel Basquiat  •  Irving Blum  •  Stephen Bruce

Documentary portrait of Andy Warhol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Joan Agajanian Quinn  •  Jean-Michel Basquiat  •  Irving Blum  •  Stephen Bruce

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune (2011)

From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s. In this biographical documentary, veteran director Kenneth Bowser shows how Phil's music ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Phil Ochs  •  Tom Paxton  •  Jello Biafra  •  Christopher Hitchens

From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s. In this biographical documentary, veteran director Kenneth Bowser shows how Phil's music ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Phil Ochs  •  Tom Paxton  •  Jello Biafra  •  Christopher Hitchens

John Mellencamp: It's About You (2012)

It's About You is a 2012 music documentary film directed by father and son duo Ian & Kurt Markus. The films focus regards John Mellencamps 2009 tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson and the recording of his new album in the month and a half of the tour. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kurt Markus  •  Ian Markus
CAST:  Kurt Markus  •  John Mellencamp  •  Bob Dylan  •  Willie Nelson

It's About You is a 2012 music documentary film directed by father and son duo Ian & Kurt Markus. The films focus regards John Mellencamps 2009 tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson and the recording of his new album in the month and a half of the tour. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kurt Markus  •  Ian Markus
CAST:  Kurt Markus  •  John Mellencamp  •  Bob Dylan  •  Willie Nelson

Eat the Document (1972)

Eat the Document is a documentary of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom with the Hawks. It was shot under Dylan's direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont Look Back chronicled Dylan's 1965 British tour. The film was originally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Dylan
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  John Lennon  •  Robbie Robertson  •  Richard Manuel

Eat the Document is a documentary of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom with the Hawks. It was shot under Dylan's direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont Look Back chronicled Dylan's 1965 British tour. The film was originally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Dylan
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  John Lennon  •  Robbie Robertson  •  Richard Manuel

Born In Chicago (2013)

"Born In Chicago" is a soulful documentary film that chronicles a uniquely musical passing of the torch. It’s the story of first generation blues performers who had made their way to Chicago from the Mississippi Delta and their ardent and unexpected followers – ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Anderson  •  Bob Sarles
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Bob Dylan  •  Carlos Santana  •  Bill Graham

"Born In Chicago" is a soulful documentary film that chronicles a uniquely musical passing of the torch. It’s the story of first generation blues performers who had made their way to Chicago from the Mississippi Delta and their ardent and unexpected followers – ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Anderson  •  Bob Sarles
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Bob Dylan  •  Carlos Santana  •  Bill Graham

Live Aid (1985)

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Scarza
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  David Bowie  •  Mick Jagger  •  Paul McCartney

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Scarza
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  David Bowie  •  Mick Jagger  •  Paul McCartney

Bob Dylan Revealed (2011)

As Bob Dylan turns 70, a true portrait of the reclusive "voice of the generation" is revealed through exclusive interviews, and never-before-seen photos and films of Dylan's 50-year career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gilbert
CAST:  Bob Dylan

As Bob Dylan turns 70, a true portrait of the reclusive "voice of the generation" is revealed through exclusive interviews, and never-before-seen photos and films of Dylan's 50-year career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gilbert
CAST:  Bob Dylan

Johnny Cash's America (2008)

This classic concert features a number of tracks from his new album coupled with favourites from across his career including Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk The Line, Ghost Riders In The Sky, Orange Blossom Special and San Quentin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Neville  •  Robert Gordon
CAST:  Johnny Cash  •  June Carter Cash  •  Jim Dickinson  •  John Carter Cash

This classic concert features a number of tracks from his new album coupled with favourites from across his career including Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk The Line, Ghost Riders In The Sky, Orange Blossom Special and San Quentin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Neville  •  Robert Gordon
CAST:  Johnny Cash  •  June Carter Cash  •  Jim Dickinson  •  John Carter Cash

Tales From a Golden Age: Bob Dylan 1941-1966 (2004)

Documentary - Tracing his career up to the point of his 1966 motorcycle accident and subsequent disappearance from the spotlight, this unauthorized documentary uncovers a side of Bob Dylan never revealed before. Includes extensive interviews and rare footage. - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom O'Dowd
CAST:  Bob Dylan

Documentary - Tracing his career up to the point of his 1966 motorcycle accident and subsequent disappearance from the spotlight, this unauthorized documentary uncovers a side of Bob Dylan never revealed before. Includes extensive interviews and rare footage. - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom O'Dowd
CAST:  Bob Dylan

Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws & Angels (2004)

The performances come from a 2004 Willie Nelson Special aired on cable television; guests include many well-known musicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeb Brien
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Al Green  •  Kid Rock  •  Willie Nelson

The performances come from a 2004 Willie Nelson Special aired on cable television; guests include many well-known musicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeb Brien
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Al Green  •  Kid Rock  •  Willie Nelson

Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua (1999)

In Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua is a live concert film featuring performances by the British rock musician Eric Clapton and invited friends, such as David Sanborn, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Bob Dylan.[citation needed] The DVD and VHS ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Bob Dylan  •  Sheryl Crow  •  David Sanborn

In Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua is a live concert film featuring performances by the British rock musician Eric Clapton and invited friends, such as David Sanborn, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Bob Dylan.[citation needed] The DVD and VHS ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Bob Dylan  •  Sheryl Crow  •  David Sanborn

Bob Dylan: 1978-1989 - Both Ends of the Rainbow (2008)

Documentary profile of Dylan's career during one of his most controversial periods - his Christian fundamentalist phase. The period covered runs from late 1978 through to what many regard as his return to form - 1989's 'Oh Mercy' - and includes rare Dylan footage ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Nigel Williamson  •  Robert Christgau

Documentary profile of Dylan's career during one of his most controversial periods - his Christian fundamentalist phase. The period covered runs from late 1978 through to what many regard as his return to form - 1989's 'Oh Mercy' - and includes rare Dylan footage ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Nigel Williamson  •  Robert Christgau
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