PBS - American Masters, Bob Dylan - 'No Direction Home'

September 27, 2005 00:00 by keithkaragan
The Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Part One aired tonight on PBS. Wow ... What a compelling and interesting biography. I've always liked Dylan, and always found him to be a really interesting personality, but I never wanted to  be Bob Dylan - until now. I can easily see the draw singers like Springsteen, and Wainwright had to this icon of their day. Still an icon, really, still relevant. Works from 40 years past are alive and well in 2005. We need a Bob for today.
Striking in this part of the documentary is the anger and hostility of the fans when Dylan went electric. Outcry against the sell-out. Well, he did what he needed to do, and the fans either would have to open their mind or step aside. The closed minds of the cult of 60's folk had a rude awakening to what may have been his most creative period.
I can't wait for part 2. And yes, there is something special about watching it as it is broadcast rather than buying the DVD you can always do that later) - perhaps the collective consciousness :-)
Digg It!DZone It!StumbleUponTechnoratiRedditDel.icio.usNewsVineFurlBlinkList

Be the first to rate this post

  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Related posts

Comments are closed