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The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival Review


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Lerner, utilizing footage shot for his folk festival documentaries, presents Dylan in context with full performances from each of his festival appearances in 1963 to 65, in one of the great rock performance films, The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival, 1963-65.

Lerner's film is a no-frills document of Dylan in full performance, chronicling a tale of an artist growing up and away from his folk base, leaving the idealistic folkies in the dust. It also charts an odyssey from songs of innocence to songs of experience.

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The Last Waltz Review


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The Band were one of the best rock groups of the '60s and '70s, creating a unique brand of music that incorporated elements of folk, blues, and soul -- ironically, at the time when those elements were being squeezed out of rock by groups such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

Unfortunately, the Band's music didn't have much influence on the way future music would develop. But The Last Waltz, a concert film of the Band's 1976 farewell performance, remains an essential artwork. The film is a reminder that while they lasted, the Band (guitarist Robbie Robertson, drummer Levon Helm, keyboardists Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel, and bassist Rick Danko) was as good as any group in rock history.

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The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival Movie Review

The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival Movie Review

Lerner, utilizing footage shot for his folk festival documentaries, presents Dylan in context with full...

The Last Waltz Movie Review

The Last Waltz Movie Review

The Band were one of the best rock groups of the '60s and '70s, creating...

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