New Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends Film Explores Archival Footages
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Released Along With Other Concert Films
A two-hour compilation film from SME and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment titled Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends has just been released digitally. It features archival footage, promotional material, cutting-floor clips from other Dylan documentaries, and assorted demos and alternate takes from his extensive career.
It focuses primarily on Dylan’s first 20 years with Columbia Records. There are interviews of his first manager, Roy Silver, and producer John Hammond. Hardcore Dylan fans have probably seen bits and pieces of this film because they’ve circulated on bootlegs, but there are also new footage, such as that from Paris in 1966. Here, he tunes his acoustic guitar in front of a rather hostile audience. They booed him and in response, he told the crowd, “You see, my electric guitar never goes out of tune.”
There are four more concert films being released digitally: Bob Dylan: Trouble No More – A Musical Film; The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965; Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration; and Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged.
Masked and Anonymous (2003), which Dylan co-wrote and starred in, is also available to watch.
“Given our incredible catalog of premium content from some of the most iconic artists of all time, we have a handful of major projects around the corner that take advantage of opportunities we can uniquely create across the Sony companies,” SME President Tom Mackay told The Hollywood Reporter. “Working together with SPE is one exciting way for our artists to reach their fans around the world, and the release of the Bob Dylan Film Essentials is a great way to kick off all that.”