Dont Look Back, a documentary film of Bob Dylan's 1965 England tour, is recognised as a landmark work in the field of documentary film-making, contributing to the cultural life of an era. This text examines the aesthetic, thematic and social dynamics of the film in order to elucidate how and why it was a groundbreaking piece of documentary cinema.
KEITH BEATTIE is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of several books on aspects of documentary film theory and national cinemas, including D. A. Pennebaker (2011), Documentary Display (2008) and Documentary Screens (2004).
Acknowledgments.- Prologue: On a Prologue.- 1. Portraiture, Performance and Collusion.- 2. Screen Test.- 3. Hanging Out.- 4. 'You Don't Need a Weatherman'.- 5. Casting a Spell.- Afterimages.- Notes.- Credits.