Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby Mike Boom » 10 Jan 2019, 20:16

Coming in 2019
From Variety:

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/bob-dylan-martin-scorsese-rolling-thunder-film-netflix-1203104499/

The tightly-under-wraps project is said not to be quite as much of a straightforward documentary as Scorsese’s previous Dylan film, 2005’s “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan,” which zeroed in on Dylan’s crucial 1965-66 “going electric” period. “There’s a reason the word ‘story’ appears in the title,” said a source, hinting that the director may be playing with the form more in this particular film.

Upon further inquiry, Netflix provided Variety with a thumbnail description of the film that ups the tantalizing ante. “‘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.”


Looking forward to this and the accompanying Soundtrack.

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Re: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby Charlie O. » 12 Jan 2019, 04:46

Yeah, I'll watch that.

(Has anyone here ever seen Renaldo & Clara?)
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Re: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby Mike Boom » 12 Jan 2019, 17:29

Charlie O. wrote:(Has anyone here ever seen Renaldo & Clara?)




There's a grainy version on Youtube in about eight separate parts, its disjointed and doesn't make much sense, kinda like a big rambling home movie but it has its moments. One of the great things about this doco is that all those concerts were professionally filmed so there must be a wealth of material for Scorsese to recut and edit into something that has the potential to be really mind blowing. We'll see...

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Re: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby John aka Josh » 12 Jan 2019, 17:35

Charlie O. wrote:Yeah, I'll watch that.

(Has anyone here ever seen Renaldo & Clara?)







Gave up on after about an hour and a half, though it seemed much longer. The highs weren't worth the lows.
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Re: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 13 Jan 2019, 21:53

I kind of want to enjoy this era more I dug out the bootleg series 2cd the other day, still it doesnt quite grab me but it should. I'll wait and see this. Perhaps its Bobs shouting vocals, not my favourite. Time will tell. Still looking forward to it.

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Re: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 13 Jan 2019, 21:53

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Re: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 13 Jan 2019, 22:10

Mike Boom wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:(Has anyone here ever seen Renaldo & Clara?)




There's a grainy version on Youtube in about eight separate parts, its disjointed and doesn't make much sense, kinda like a big rambling home movie but it has its moments. One of the great things about this doco is that all those concerts were professionally filmed so there must be a wealth of material for Scorsese to recut and edit into something that has the potential to be really mind blowing. We'll see...


Check this version posted over on the Bob Expecting Rain site

https://vimeo.com/309422131/d2d50e44c6

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Re: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby Charlie O. » 14 Jan 2019, 00:39

Pool Hall Richard wrote:I kind of want to enjoy this era more I dug out the bootleg series 2cd the other day, still it doesnt quite grab me but it should. I'll wait and see this. Perhaps its Bobs shouting vocals, not my favourite. Time will tell. Still looking forward to it.

That's more or less how I feel, although I like Shouty Bob. I think the band was kinda lumpen. Good musicians, perhaps, but they didn't really jell properly or something.
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Re: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby Dr Strangelove » 14 Jan 2019, 11:42

Mike Boom wrote:
“There’s a reason the word ‘story’ appears in the title,” said a source, hinting that the director may be playing with the form more in this particular film.



I can see it already. It's going to look like The Last Waltz, if David Lynch had directed it.

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Re: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 16 Feb 2019, 15:21

Looks like a soundtrack album too. There's a brief interview with Larry 'Ratso' Sloman in the new edition of Mojo magazine - Keith Richards front cover. Sloman is a key interviewee in the documentary.

"The Scorcese documentary is incredible. The footage they have is amazingly intimate, they're right up his nose. They're also doing a soundtrack album to accompany the movie, and i went to some of the mixing sessions. Boy, to hear that version of One More Cup of Coffee again! I don't think Bob ever played it better."