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Thread #84959   Message #1572390
Posted By: akenaton
29-Sep-05 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Perhaps it was an accident,or a directors sleight of hand, but I like to think it was Scorseses little joke. A gentle reminder on the difference between fantasy and reality, on the hopelessness of the journey when you dont know the direction home.

In the Dylan film there was a small piece of newsreel footage, It showed student leader Mario Savio address a large crowd of protesters in front of the University of California in Berkeley. It was 3rd Dec 1964.

I've read the transcript of Savio's speech many times,but this was the first time I had heard him say the words, they were inspirational, full of certainty and direction.
Many believe that speech helped radicalise the youth of America, gave them strenght to win the battle for human rights and ultimately to hasten the end of the Vietnam war.

Some say Dylan epitomised an era, but contrasted with Mario Savios speech his verses are merely sound bites and word pictures.

Looking back as a great fan of Dylan, he now seems an univolved outsider. An amazing wordsmith, in the right place at the right time, carried along on a tide of political change and record company money. Insular emotionless an enigma.

Unfortunately, Dylan ,not Mario Savio became the voice of a generation....and today we've all been fucked .....Ake