First Trailer for Scorsese's 'Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story'

June 3, 2019
Source: YouTube

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story Trailer

"How about you come on the road with us?" Netflix has unveiled the first official trailer for the latest music documentary made by Martin Scorsese (also of Shine a Light, A Letter to Elia, George Harrison: Living in the Material World) titled in full Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. The doc film captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year - his very unique "Rolling Thunder Revue" concert tour. "An essential piece of mythic storytelling, Scorsese's chronicle features Joan Baez, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg and, giving his first on-camera interview in a decade, Bob Dylan. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese vibrates with the promise of America, a then-200-year-old experiment in a state of flux… Beyond mere reclamation of some of the most extraordinary music of Dylan’s career — it's a roadmap into the wild country of artistic self-reinvention." Scorsese seems to know how to tell a good story.

Trailer (+ poster) for Martin Scorsese's doc Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, on YouTube:

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story Film

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story Poster

Setting out across a 1975 America exhausted politically, economically and socially, a busload of musicians — assembled by Bob Dylan — hits the road in search of new creative horizons. The resulting tour, called the Rolling Thunder Revue, would reveal a Dylan rarely seen: playful, mask-wearing, intense, expansive, rejuvenated. Masterfully capturing both an icon and a nation in transition, director Martin Scorsese tells the tale using footage that was abandoned for decades, now gorgeously restored, taking viewers into the heart of a freewheeling, electrifying musical gamble. Inspired by Dylan’s own restless spirit, Scorsese performs some breathtaking sleight of hand, summoning nostalgic fantasists, boxers, magicians, starlets and testifiers of all stripes, and exploding the boundaries of what makes a conventional documentary. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who has directed numerous other docs including The Last Waltz, My Voyage to Italy, Shine a Light, A Letter to Elia, Public Speaking, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and The 50 Year Argument previously. Netflix will debut Scorsese's A Bob Dylan Story in select US theaters + streaming on June 12th this month.

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Looking forward to it! Lots of footage I haven't seen, and Scorsese promises quality.

Terry Craig on Jun 3, 2019


He did marked an era. As did Scorsese. So, there's a chance for this ...

shiboleth on Jun 3, 2019


I've been a big appreciated of Dylan for many a moon...starting in like 1963. This Rolling Thunder Tour I remember and remember that it didn't really resonate and wasn't that big a deal. One of my favorite albums by Dylan was Blood On The Tracks from 1975...then the next year Desire. Since then I've not bought any of his stuff. His early albums were what greatness really is. Highway 61 Revisted just outstanding. I might watch this film compiled by Scorsese, but after all this time I wonder why. It wasn't a big deal back in '75 and hardly think this film will change that. Still, Dylan's the doubt about that. Just take a listen to one of his later songs, Dignity to see he still had that kind of unbelievable insightful writing and poetry in him. Amazing talented guy.

thespiritbo on Jun 3, 2019


You should check out some his recent releases. Tempest, Together Through Time, and Modern Times all have excellent songs and production. I really don't care for the Christmas album or the recent Sinatra tribute, however.

kitano0 on Jun 4, 2019


Well, thanks for the head's up and suggestions, kitano, but I find even those albums and songs just didn't resonate with me. I have heard a few songs of his here and there thru-out the years, but no full album with the great songs of Blood On The Tracks and Desire have compelled me to buy any. What's that song, It Ain't Dark Yet But It's Getting There? I love that song, but couldn't even tell you what album it was on. Like I said, from '63 thru maybe '69 and then I lost interest in his work. Loved the soundtrack album from Pat Garret and Billy The Kid in '73 and then the two I really love from '75 and '76. I ain't sayin' he lost it, but his stuff just isn't the same for me anymore. Still, he and his work was instrumental in my life experience and seeing and thinking in a different manner. I'll sure give him credit for that. He was brilliant and a genius and I loved his work. Still do and still listen to it. Cheers!

thespiritbo on Jun 4, 2019


It's a real shame he kind of went mad, but his early work is earth shattering.

DAVIDPD on Jun 4, 2019

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