Remarkable what you find on the Internet these days, isn’t it? If you’ve got a spare three-and-a-half hours plus, here’s Bob Dylan’s epic legendary Rolling Thunder Review movie, Renaldo and Clara, in, as Marc Campbell on Dangerous Minds puts it, all “its uncut shambolic glory”.
Allen is, of course, all over this (notably, on the famous trip, accompanying Dylan to Jack Kerouac’s grave in Lowell, Massachusetts). We’ve featured some sections of it on this blog before (notably, here), and even reported on its checkered and complicated distribution. So much more we could say, but, hey, why don’t we all just sit down and watch the film.
May 2012 update – Well, it’s down, been taken down (understandably – unauthorized distribution). Like Dangerous Minds, we’ll leave you instead, then, with the poster and with the hopes that maybe you will get to see it some day.
October 2017 update – Here’s a taste of the film, the first approximate forty-five minutes. Allen appears towards the end of the second segment, briefly glimpsed, performing a song by William Blake, accompanied by guitarist Denise Mercedes