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No Path Dwelling: Bob Dylan is a 2005 documentary movie by Martin Scorsese that traces the lifetime of Bob Dylan, and his influence on Twentieth-century American standard music and tradition. The movie focuses on the interval between Dylan’s arrival in New York in January 1961 and his “retirement” from touring following his motorbike accident in July 1966. This era encapsulates Dylan’s rise to fame as a people singer and songwriter the place he turned the middle of a cultural and musical upheaval, and continues by means of the electrical controversy surrounding his transfer to a rock fashion of music.

The title of the movie is taken from the lyrics of Dylan’s 1965 single “Like a Rolling Stone”.

Manufacturing and content material

The movie was first proven on tv in each america (as a part of the American Masters sequence on PBS) and the UK (as a part of the Area sequence on BBC Two) on September 26–27, 2005.[1] A DVD model of the movie and accompanying soundtrack album (The Bootleg Sequence Vol. 7: No Path Dwelling: The Soundtrack) have been launched that very same month.

The challenge started to take form in 1995 when Dylan’s supervisor, Jeff Rosen, started scheduling interviews with Dylan’s pals and associates. Amongst these interviewed have been poet Allen Ginsberg and people musician Dave Van Ronk, each of whom died earlier than the movie was accomplished. Dylan’s previous girlfriend Suze Rotolo additionally granted a uncommon interview, and she or he later instructed Rolling Stone that she was more than happy with the challenge’s outcomes. Dylan himself additionally sat for ten hours in a relaxed and open dialog with Rosen in 2000. Different interviews with those that knew him on the time embody Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Liam Clancy, Maria Muldaur, Peter Yarrow, John Cohen, singer Mavis Staples, artist Bob Neuwirth (“Rolling Stone” initially had ~50 verses), guitarist/organist Al Kooper, and promoters like Harold Leventhal.[2] Tom Nelson. Interviews with file business A&R reps, promoters and executives Izzy Younger, Mitch Miller, John Hammond, Artie Mogul. Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker.

In keeping with Rolling Stone, an unnamed supply near the challenge claimed that Dylan had no involvement with the challenge aside from the interview, saying that “[Dylan] has little interest in this . . . Bob really doesn’t look again.” Nevertheless, work on the primary installment of Dylan’s autobiography, Chronicles, Vol. 1, did overlap manufacturing of the challenge, although it’s unclear how a lot, if any, affect Chronicles could have had on No Path Dwelling.

Although uncooked materials was being gathered for the challenge, Rosen wanted somebody to edit and form it into a top quality movement image, and celebrated filmmaker Martin Scorsese was approached to direct the documentary deliberate from the challenge. Scorsese ultimately agreed and got here aboard in 2001.

Within the meantime, Dylan’s workplaces gathered tons of of hours of historic movie footage courting from the time coated in No Path Dwelling. These included a scratchy recording of Dylan’s highschool rock band, his 1965 display take a look at for Andy Warhol, and newly found footage of the well-known Manchester Free Commerce Corridor live performance from Could 17, 1966, when an indignant fan known as out “Judas!” simply earlier than Dylan and The Hawks carried out “Like a Rolling Stone.” Shot by D.A. Pennebaker, the onstage coloration footage was present in 2004 in a pile of water-damaged movie recovered from Dylan’s vault.

The quilt picture on the DVD package deal, by Barry Feinstein, reveals Dylan standing in entrance of the Aust Ferry terminal in Gloucestershire, England, in Could 1966, shortly earlier than the opening of the Severn Bridge which changed the ferry.

Dylan on His Personal Story

Half I

Half II

Re: Joan Baez. “You may’t be clever and in love on the identical time, (and I hope she sees the sunshine on that)”

Re: Folks Rock. Birds, Turtles, covers. ” I did not actually like that sound, I do not assume it had something to do with me.”

Re: Guitar Gamers “Mike Bloomfield was the very best guitarist I might ever heard”

Re: Pete Yarrow almost taking an axe to the electrical tools at 1965 Newport “Like a dagger to my coronary heart, made me need to go get drunk”

Re: Getting booed at Newport, “I’ve perspective on that, as a result of I do know you possibly can kill somebody with kindness, too”

Re: Press and Fan Interviews, “Individuals surprise why I write surreal songs .. properly they have been surreal conditions I saved getting put in. What do they count on me to have solutions to all types of those social issues? It was absurd.”

Re: Attribution as ‘Spokesperson of a Technology, Conscience of the Youth’, “I could not relate to that”

Re: The Folks Scene, “I used to be carried out with it. Sick of individuals .. such as you (the interviewer). Being pressed and hammered, anticipated to have the solutions.”

Reception and awards

The movie obtained constructive critiques from movie critics, as assessment mixture web site Rotten Tomatoes reported that 88{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} of critics gave the movie constructive critiques, based mostly on 14 critiques.[3] Critic Roger Ebert gave the movie 4 out of a doable 4 stars, stating that it “creates a portrait that’s deep, sympathetic, perceptive and but lastly leaves Dylan shrouded in thriller, which is the place he correctly lives”.[4] The movie obtained a Peabody Award in April 2006[5] and a Columbia-duPont Award in January 2007,[6] and Martin Scorsese obtained a Grammy Award in course for greatest long-form video.


The documentary, describing the 1960 New York people scene, served as an inspiration to Justin Timberlake for his half within the Coen brothers’ associated drama Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).[7] Scorsese would make a second documentary on Dylan fourteen years later, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019), this time chronicling his 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue live performance tour.


Half I

  • Bob Dylan (stay) – Like a Rolling Stone
  • Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps
  • Hank Williams
  • Muddy Waters
  • Bob Dylan – Tambourine Man
  • Bobby Vee
  • John Jacob Niles
  • Odetta
  • Clancy Brothers
  • Woody Guthrie – John Henry’s Hammer
  • Woody Guthrie – They Laid Jesus Christ in his Grave
  • Bob Dylan (stay) – Leopard Pores and skin Pillbox Hat
  • Joan Baez – What You Gonna Name Your Fairly Little Child
  • Ken Jacobs – Star Spangled Demise
  • Maria Muldaur
  • The New Misplaced Metropolis Ramblers
  • Bob Dylan – Desolation Row
  • Brother John Sellers
  • Peter LaFarge
  • Cisco Houston
  • Dave Von Ronk
  • Liam Clancy
  • Bob Dylan (cowl) – Man of Fixed Sorrow
  • Bob Dylan – Tune To Woody
  • Johnny Matthis
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Bob Dylan (cowl) – Child Let Me Comply with You Down by Erich Von Schmidt
  • Bob Dylan (cowl) – Home of The Rising Solar
  • Pete Seeger
  • Bob Dylan – Let Me Die in My Footsteps
  • Bob Dylan – Blowin within the Wind
  • Bob Dylan – Do not Suppose Twice Its Alright
  • Bob Dylan – A Laborious Rain’s a-Gonna Fall
  • Bob Dylan – Ballad of A Skinny Man
  • Bob Dylan – Masters of Conflict
  • Bob Dylan – Oxford City
  • Florence Reece – Which Facet Are You On?
  • The Weavers – Goodnight, Irene
  • Pete Seeger – If I Had A Hammer
  • Bob Dylan – With God On Our Facet
  • Bob Dylan – When The Ship Comes In
  • Johnny Money – I Stroll The Line
  • Howlin Wolf
  • Bob Dylan – Solely A Pawn In Their Recreation
  • Joan Baez & Bob Dylan (duet) – With God On Our Facet
  • Joan Baez (cowl) – With God on Our Facet by Bob Dylan
  • Bob Dylan (from Do not Look Again) – Subterranean Homesick Blues

Half II

  • Bob Dylan (stay in London) – Simply Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  • Peter Paul & Mary (cowl) – Blowin within the Wind by Bob Dylan
  • Bob Dylan and Joan Baez (stay on the March on Washington) When the Ship Comes In
  • Bob Dylan – A Laborious Rain’s a-Gonna Fall
  • Bob Dylan – Chimes of Freedom Flashing
  • Bob Dylan (Newport 1964) – All I Actually Wish to Do
  • Johnny Money (cowl) – Do not Suppose Twice, Its All Proper by Bob Dylan
  • Bob Dylan (Newport 1964) – Mr. Tambourine Man
  • Bob Dylan – Its Alright Ma, (I am Solely Bleeding)
  • Bob Dylan – Gates of Eden
  • Bob Dylan and Joan Baez (duet) – It Ain’t Me Babe
  • Joan Baez (cowl) – With God on Our Facet by Bob Dylan
  • Bob Dylan (from documentary Do not Look Again) – Subterranean Homesick Blues
  • Bob Dylan – Ain’t Gonna Work on Maggie’s Farm
  • Bob DylanBob Dylan’s one hundred and fifteenth Dream
  • Bob Dylan – Love Minus Zero/No Restrict
  • Joan Baez (stay backstage) – Percy’s Tune
  • Joan Baez (stay for the interviewer with acoustic guitar)- Love is Only a 4 Letter Phrase
  • Bob Dylan (studio model with Al Kooper on organ) – Like a Rolling Stone
  • Peter Paul & Mary
  • Bob Dylan (Reside at Newport 1965, electrical with the Bloomfield Blues Band)- Maggie’s Farm
  • Bob Dylan (Reside at Newport 1965, electrical with the Bloomfield Blues Band)- Like A Rolling Stone
  • Bob Dylan (Acoustic encore – Reside at Newport 1965)- Its All Over Now, Child Blue
  • Bob Dylan – Freeway 61 Revisited
  • Bob Dylan – Ballad of a Skinny Man
  • Bob Dylan – Desolation Row
  • Bob Dylan – It Takes Alot to Chortle, It Takes a Prepare to Cry
  • Bob Dylan and the Band (stay in London) – Simply Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  • Bob Dylan and the Band (stay in London) – Inform Me, Momma
  • Johnny Money and Bob Dylan (backstage cowl) – Whiporwhill (So Lonesome I May Cry) by Hank Williams
  • Bob Dylan – Visions of Johanna
  • Bob Dylan (stay) – Like a Rolling Stone


  • No Path Dwelling: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan, Robert Shelton, 1986, Da Capo Press reprint 2003,

    ISBN 0-306-81287-8

  • No Path Dwelling: Bob Dylan – A Martin Scorsese Image at IMDb
  • No Path Dwelling at Rotten Tomatoes
  • No Path Dwelling at

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