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Bob Dylan in '66

Eat the Document is a documentary of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom with the Hawks. It was shot under Dylan's direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont Look Back chronicled Dylan's 1965 British tour. The film was originally commissioned for the ABC television series Stage '66. Though shooting had completed for the film, Dylan's July 1966 motorcycle accident delayed the editing process. Once well enough to work again, Dylan edited the film himself. ABC rejected the film as incomprehensible for a mainstream audience.

Credits

Eat the Document Cast

Name Character
Bob Dylan He was 31, now 81 years old
John Lennon He was 32, 40 years old when he died
Johnny Cash He was 40, 71 years old when he died
Richard Manuel He was 29, 42 years old when he died
Mickey Jones He was 31, 76 years old when he died
Rick Danko He was 29, 56 years old when he died
Garth Hudson He was 35, now 85 years old
Robbie Robertson He was 29, now 79 years old
Bob Neuwirth He was 33, now 83 years old
Albert Grossman He was 46, 59 years old when he died

Eat the Document Crew

Name Department
Bob Dylan as Director. He was 31 (now 81) years old Directing
Bob Dylan as Editor. He was 31 (now 81) years old Editing
Howard Alk as Director of Photography. He was 42 (52) years old when He died Camera
Howard Alk as Assistant Director. He was 42 (52) years old when He died Directing
Howard Alk as Editor. He was 42 (52) years old when He died Editing
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Bob Dylan in '66

  • Release day: Thursday, November 30, 1972
  • Runtime: 52 minutes