Dont Look Back

Dont Look Back is a 1967 American documentary film by D. A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England. In 1998, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being deemed "culturally or aesthetically significant." In a 2014 Sight & Sound poll, film critics voted Dont Look Back the joint ninth best documentary film of all time. The opening scene of the film served as a kind of music video for Dylan's song "Subterranean Homesick Blues", in which the singer displays and discards a series of cue cards bearing selected words and phrases from the lyrics. Allen Ginsberg makes a cameo appearance during this episode; the film features Joan Baez and Alan Price, Dylan's manager Albert Grossman and his road manager Bob Neuwirth. Marianne Faithfull, John Mayall, Ginger Baker, Allen Ginsberg may be glimpsed in the background; the film shows a young Dylan: confident if not arrogant and contrary, but charismatic and charming.

Notable scenes include: Dylan's extended taunting of Time Magazine's London arts and science correspondent Horace Freeland Judson, subjected to what he believes to be a contrived tirade of abuse from Dylan. Dylan's interrupting Alan Price's backstage performance of "Little Things" to ask Price why he left the Animals. Dylan and Baez singing Hank Williams songs in a hotel room, as well as Baez singing the first few verses of "Percy's Song" and "Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word". Dylan's pre-concert philosophical jousting with a "science student". Grossman negotiating with former Bebop Dance band leader and music agent Tito Burns. Dylan singing "Only a Pawn in Their Game" on July 6, 1963, at a Voters' Registration Rally in Greenwood, Mississippi. A selection of songs from Dylan's Royal Albert Hall performance. Dylan regaling the room with "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" after proclaiming "Hey, that's a good song, man!" during Donovan's performance of "To Sing for You". Dylan's romance with Baez had pretty much run its course by the time of the tour, the film candidly captures what amounts to their breakup.

Bob Dylan Albert Grossman Bob Neuwirth Joan Baez Alan Price Tito Burns Donovan Derroll Adams Howard Alk Jones Alk Chris Ellis Terry Ellis Marianne Faithfull Allen GinsbergDorris Henderson John Mayall Brian PendletonJohn Renbourn Tom Wilson The original title of this film is Dont Look Back, without an apostrophe in the first word. D. A. Pennebaker, the film's writer director, decided to punctuate the title this way because "It was my attempt to simplify the language". Many sources, have assumed this to be a typographical error and have "corrected" the title to Don't Look Back. In the commentary track to the DVD release, Pennebaker said that the title came from the Satchel Paige quote, "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you," and that Dylan shared this view; the title appears as a line in Dylan's song "She Belongs to Me" from the 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home. Pennebaker has said that he was not aware, when deciding on the film title, that it had appeared in one of Dylan's songs, that he knew Dylan did not want a song lyric to be the title.

Pennebaker has stated that the famous "Subterranean Homesick Blues" music video, shown at the beginning of the film was shot at the end of filming. Pennebaker decided during editing to place it at the beginning of the film as a "stage" for Dylan to begin the film; the film was first shown publicly May 17, 1967, at the Presidio Theater in San Francisco, opened that September at the 34th Street East Theater in New York. A transcript of the film, with photographs, was published in 1968 by Ballantine Books; the film has been well received by critics. It has a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews; the film received a 5 star review from allmovie. In August 1967, a Newsweek reviewer wrote:Dont Look Back is about fame and how it menaces art, about the press and how it categorizes, sterilizes, universalizes or conventionalizes an original like Dylan into something it can dimly understand. Dont Look Back has been available on DVD for several years, it was digitally remastered and re-released on DVD February 27, 2007.

The two-disc edition contained the remastered film, five additional audio tracks, commentary by filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker and Tour Road Manager Bob Neuwirth, an alternative version on the video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues", the original companion book edited by D. A. Pennebaker to coincide with the film's release in 1968, a flip-book for a section of the "Subterranean Homesick Blues" video, a brand new documentary by D. A. Pennebaker and edited by Walker Lamond called 65 Revisited; the DVD packaging was given new artwork. On November 24, 2015, The Criterion Collection released a newly restored 4K transfer of the film on Blu-ray and DVD; the Criterion version contained new special features. The band Belle & Sebastian reference the movie in their 1996 album If You're Feeling Sinister during the song "Like Dylan in the Movies". Jill Sobule references the movie in her 2000 album

Benaam (1974 film)

Benaam is a 1974 Bollywood thriller film directed by Narendra Bedi. The film stars Moushumi Chatterjee and Prem Chopra. Madan Puri appears in a different role; the scenes between Amitabh Bachchan and Madan Puri are conceived nicely. The film was a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Man; the film was remade in Kannada as Thirugu Baana.with Ambarish reprising role of Amitabh Bachchan as protagonist and Kannada Actress Aarathi reprising the role of Moushumi Chatterjee Sheela and Amit Srivastav are a married couple having a son. One night on their way to a party, they witness a murder attempt on a press reporter. Amit admits the victim, in a critical condition, to a hospital, he had found a torn part of an invitation at the place of the attempted murder which he had pocketed. Soon afterwards, Amit begins to receive anonymous threats to hand over the evidence. Amit's son is kidnapped and an unknown person starts blackmailing Amit into doing what that person dictates; the only way to save his child is to unravel the mystery of that person's identity.

Amit with the help of Inspector Jadhav finds the culprit and saves his son. Amitabh Bachchan... Amit Srivastav Moushumi Chatterjee... Sheela Srivastav Satyen Kappu... Inspector Jadhav Prem Chopra... Mr. Kishenlal Madan Puri... Gopal Iftekhar... Police Commissioner Dhumal... Police Constable Havaldar Shubha Khote... Chachi Jagdish Raj... Mr. Desai D. K. Sapru... Mr. Sharma Rajpal Viju Khote... Salim Sharat Saxena Deepak Chandu Mansaram Tun Tun Helen as extended cameo "Aa Raat Jati Hai Chupke Se": Asha Bhonsle & Mohammed Rafi "Ek Din Hansana": Lata Mangeshkar "Main Benaam Ho Gaya": Narendra Chanchal "Jab Woh Nikalta Hai": Amit Kumar Benaam on IMDb

Listen to the Ahmad Jamal Quintet

Listen to the Ahmad Jamal Quintet is an album by American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal featuring performances recorded in 1960 and released on the Argo label. Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars. "Ahmad's Waltz" – 4:44 "Valentina" – 2:19 "Yesterdays" – 2:57 "Tempo for Two" – 3:26 "Hallelujah" – 2:06 "It's a Wonderful World" – 2:50 "Baía" – 4:04 "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis" – 3:53 "Lover Man" – 4:04 "Who Cares?" – 3:05 Ahmad Jamal – piano Joe Kennedyviolin Ray Crawfordguitar Israel Crosbybass Vernel Fournierdrums