828 Bob Dylan Revealed in new documentary film by Joel Gilbert! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Joel Gilbert, documentary filmmaker, Bob Dylan Revealed


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Bob Dylan Revealed

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I can’t imagine the challenge of trying to capture the career of Bob Dylan in a documentary film.For starters, which Dylan?

Folk Dylan?

Dylan gone electric?

Or Dylan the social activist, the poet, the singer and even the mumbler.

In his documentary film, Bob Dylan Revealed, director Joel Gilbert spends more than a hour collecting stories and concert film about those Dylans. It’s a slice that adds texture to our knowledge of the legendary performer.

Then about an hour and ten minutes in, Gilbert turns his film upside-down to reveal a new focus: Dylan’s short-lived, controversial born-again Christian phase. It’s thick with Christianity: spreading the word of the Lord, Jews for Jesus and the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church.

What I don’t get from the film – with which Dylan clearly didn’t cooperate—is why Dylan set aside a lifetime of Judaism for born-again Christianity. To his credit, Gilbert’s film doesn’t avoid the fact that the public – and even many Christians – didn’t “get” this Bob Dylan.

The same thing happened when Dylan subsequently jumped teams again, giving up Christianity for extreme orthodox Judaism and Chabad. Why? We may never know. And that’s not necessarily a fault of Gilbert’s work – it’s just the mystery of Bob Dylan.

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JOEL GILBERT podcast excerpt: “(Rock critic) Joel Selvin published a piece in the San Francisco Chronicle a very critical piece entitled ‘Bob Dylan’s God-awful gospel.’ He wasn’t home, but Bob Dylan called his house and his wife answered. Dylan told her, ‘Tell Mr. Selvin he’s lost his license to review me.'”


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