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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Airing September 26-27th, 2005

A film directed by Martin Scorsese.

Bob Dylan gives his only full length interview in 20 years, participating for the very first time in an exclusive film biography. From his explosive arrival on the downtown New York City scene in 1961 - with a raspy voice, pounding guitar and stunning lyrics - through his near-fatal motorcycle accident in Woodstock in 1966, no one had more of an impact and no one changed the landscape of contemporary music more profoundly. Private, almost reclusive, disdainful of customary forms of publicity, Dylan has now agreed to make an appearance in his own story, illuminated in particular by this remarkable five-year period. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the intimate and incomparable film includes an archive of, literally, never-before-seen footage from childhood, from the road and from backstage, as well as unreleased interviews conducted over the past 15 years with other seminal figures from those times - some of whom, like Allen Ginsberg, are long dead. And, Dylan brings the rights to his legendary music with him - Blowin' in the Wind, Like a Rolling Stone, Don't Think Twice, Mr. Tambourine Man, It Ain't Me Babe, Just Like A Woman, Positively 4th Street, The Times They Are A-Changin' - and infinitely on and on.


Watch this space in September for upcoming features.





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