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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

The American Public Looking Back on Don't Look Back

Bob Dylan was famous at the age of 23 and legendary at the age of 25 when Don't Look Back was filmed. Dylan's combative relationship with the press, based almost entirely on lies and insults, formed a cloud of mystery around Bob Dylan. The American public, though, wanted to know who this Bob Dylan guy really was and not how Bob Dylan was portrayed or how he portrayed himself in the media. Director D.A. Pennebaker understood the public's demand and created an intimate portrait of the charismatic Dylan in the cinema-verite documentary, Don't Look Back, which follows Dylan during his final solo and acoustic tour of England in 1965.

Presenter: Ashley Armstrong (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Communication
Location: 107 Holmes
Time: 4:15 pm (Session V)