Friday, April 10, 2020

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story (Movie, Review): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

Starring: Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, James Gianopulos, Joan Baez, Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman, Martin von Haselberg, Patti Smith, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Roger McGuinn, Sam Shepard, Scarlet Rivera

Movie: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story (Netflix)

Genre(s): Biography, Music, Documentary

Director: Martin Scorsese

Rating: TV-MA



This film presents the viewer with a whimsical yet intimate look at a singular artist during a unique time in American history. If you’re a fan of Bob, this one sits right up there alongside No Direction Home, I’m Not There, and Dont Look Back. The entire production entertainingly coalesces into part concert doc, part cultural artifact, part “gotcha!” stunt, and part meditation on the fickle, fleeting nature of creativity. 


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