Thursday, September 3, 2015
Bob Dylan Films Allen Ginsberg
Well, guess who it was who was responsible for taking these ecstatic images of A.G, 1967,
dancing for joy, in a London hotel-room? - Bob Dylan!
Donn Pennebaker's groundbreaking cinéma vérité Dylan documentary, Don't Look Back is about to be re-released (this coming November - November 25) as a two-disc DVD set, as part of the authorative and respected Criterion Collection.
See all the information - here.
and Pennebaker's use of a personally-converted sixteen-millimeter Auricon camera, to make it more mobile, to make hand-held shooting easier, was just one of the technical "secrets" (innovations) of the film.
Like Pennebaker handing the camera on this occasion to amateur cameraman, Bob.
You can see a few further glimpses of the Dylan footage here -
"You get a sense of the difficulty he had wielding the Auricon, which tends to want to arc up to the ceiling"
However, when it's firm, secure, resting comfortably on your shoulder...