Do Look Back: Pennebaker and Marcus Talk Bob Dylan

D.A. Pen­nebak­er’s clas­sic 1967 doc­u­men­tary Don’t Look Back will be re-released on Blu-Ray on April 24. As a fea­tured extra, it will include this ter­rif­ic rem­i­nis­cence between Pen­nebak­er and music journalist/cultural crit­ic Greil Mar­cus, who wrote two of our favorite Dylan books:  The Old, Weird Amer­i­ca: Bob Dylan’s Base­ment Tapes and Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Cross­roads.

Our oth­er favorite is of course lit­er­ary crit­ic Christo­pher Ricks’ nut­ty and won­der­ful Dylan’s Vision of Sin. Ricks and Mar­cus approach the artist through very dif­fer­ent prisms — for a fun chance to com­pare and con­trast, check out their recent joint lec­ture at the Hey­man School for the Human­i­ties. (The video clocks in at over an hour and forty min­utes, too long for some, not near­ly long enough for the Dylan-obsessed.)

via Fla­vor­wire

Sheer­ly Avni is a San Fran­cis­co-based arts and cul­ture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Week­ly, Moth­er Jones, and many oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. You can fol­low her on twit­ter at @sheerly.

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