The Other Side of the Mirror (film)

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The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival is a 2007 documentary film about Bob Dylan's appearances at the Newport Folk Festival in three successive years: 1963, 1964, and 1965, directed by Murray Lerner.

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The film adds to the footage previously seen in Lerner's Festival! (1967), with full-length song performances. It includes Dylan's controversial electric set from 1965.

This film features previously unseen footage, chronicling the changes in Dylan's style when he appeared at Newport in three successive years. This film was broadcast by BBC Four on October 14, 2007. Director Murray Lerner commented: "Over the course of three Newport gigs, Dylan becomes more conscious of his power. His charisma is startling. With electricity and radio, he did what Yeats, Lorca, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound never achieved. He reached a mass audience with poetry." [1]

Critical reception

The documentary garnered positive reviews from critics. In his review for The New York Times , A.O. Scott picked out Like A Rolling Stone and It's All Over Now, Baby Blue as being "great" versions that "provide a thrilling climax to the film without quite overshadowing the others." [2]

Chapter List of DVD

1963

1964

1965

Notes

  1. Gundersen, Edna (2007-09-06). "Dylan projects are blowin' in". USA Today . Retrieved 2010-05-25.
  2. "The Young Bob Dylan, Charismatic and Electric". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 May 2012.

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