Dylan, Bob - The Never Ending Narrative 1990 - 2006
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The Never Ending Narrative is basically a primer for new or old fans that want to understand Dylan in his later years. It's "Post-1990s Bob Dylan 101," chockful of commentary by some of the world's leading Dylanologists and music journalists. There's Clinton Heylin, who's written a half-dozen books about Dylan over the years, most notably Behind the Shades Revisited. Derek Barker, publisher of the Bob Dylan fanzine Isis is on board.
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone magazine's Robert Christgau has been following Dylan for the past few decades and is well-known for his sober, no-holds barred criticism. On the recording end, Mark Howard was the engineer during the Oh Mercy sessions. And then, a few other names are thrown in for color.
This is one of those documentaries that uses the trusty format where the interviewee sits in a chair talking to the camera, and then the screen cuts-to a still photograph which the camera pans over as the voice-over continues.Read more ›
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This is part of the "Under Review" series which consists of interviews with well known music journalists (Robert Christgau for example) and music biographers (with the occasional recording engineer) discussing an album. They are done in chronological order. This volume brings us pretty much up to date as it was done in 2008 and covers "Modern Times". There is some coverage of the Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour (a show I truly love) but surprisingly no mention is ever made of the series producer Eddie Goredetzky, who is the one who searched out the records played and did a lot of the research. While Dylan read the script and is knowledgeable about the songs, it was not all his idea and to overlook Eddie G is wrong.
The "main feature" runs 105 minutes and the package lists bonus as including "extended interviews" - as well as "full contributor biographies". The bios are there as screen text but there are no "extended interviews" with the contributors. There is a AUDIO-only press interview with Dylan however.
Dylan fans will get a lot out of the DVD, though it's really something you'll probably play only once.
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very fastenating for Dylan fans.
Learned a lot abut this American living legend.
More like a good documentary ~
The following interchange between poets/writers, Daniel Mark Epstein, Dylan biographer and David Eberhardt, Baltimore poet and activist
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