'''''Dont Look Back''''' (actually spelled that way) is a 1967 {{Rockumentary}} film, annex ConcertFilm about Music/BobDylan's tour in the UK, directed by D. A. Pennebaker. The film is historically important for capturing Dylan at the peak of his success and his controversial move from folk to electric rock music. It also famous for an iconic proto-music video in which Dylan shows a series of text cards while "Subterranean Homesick Blues" from his album ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome'' plays in the background. As a result it was inducted in the UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry in 1998.

Not to be confused with ''Don't Look Back'' the English title of a 2009 French arthouse thriller called ''Film/NeTeRetournePas''.

!!This documentary provides examples of:

* AndStarring: Besides Dylan the documentary also has guest appearances of Music/JoanBaez, Alan Price (''Music/TheAnimals''), Music/JohnMayall, Music/MarianneFaithful, Music/{{Donovan}} and Creator/AllenGinsberg.
* ConcertFilm: Concert footage is included.
* CrypticallyUnhelpfulAnswer: Bob's advice to the world
--> ''Keep a good head and always carry a lightbulb.''
* DeadpanSnarker: Dylan, when dealing with journalists and critics.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The film is shot in black-and-white.
* ImplausibleDeniability: When Dylan reads a newspaper article about himself he jokes:
--> ''God, I'm glad I'm not me.''
* JerkAss: He comes across as a major one, as Creator/RogerEbert notes in his [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/dont-look-back-1998 review]] of the film's 20th anniversary reissue:
--> ''What a jerk Bob Dylan was in 1965. What an immature, self-important, inflated, cruel, shallow little creature, lacking in empathy and contemptuous of anyone who was not himself or his lackey. Did we actually once take this twirp as our folk god?''
* NotableMusicVideos: A very early example of a music video is seen in the film, where Dylan shows a series of text cards to the tune of "Subterranean Homesick Blues". The man in the background to the left of him is Creator/AllenGinsberg.
* PretenderDiss: Dylan's comments against Music/{{Donovan}}.
* {{Rockumentary}}: One of the most acclaimed.
* ShoutOut:
** The title is often thought to be a shout-out to a phrase from the song "She Belongs To Me" from ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome''. However D.A. Pennebaker denies this.
** "Mediate" by Music/{{INXS}} from their album "Kick" has a music video which is a shout-out to the Subterranean Homesick Blues" sequence in this film.
** The satirical film ''Film/BobRoberts'' (1992) parodies many scenes from this movie, including a clear parody of the opening scene.
** Music/{{Chumbawamba}} has a track called "Give the Anarchist a Cigarette" on their album "Anarchy" (1994).
--> ''Give the anarchist a cigarette/ 'Cause that's as close as he's ever going to get/ Bobby just hasn't earned it yet.''
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic parodied the "Subterranean Homesick Blues" video in his music video "Bob".
** ''Film/WalkHardTheDeweyCoxStory'' parodies the film notably during a press conference scene in which a reporter compares Dewey to Dylan. Dewey replies, "Why doesn't anyone ask Bob Dylan why he sounds so much like Dewey Cox?", parodying a press conference in ''Film/DontLookBack'' where Dylan provides a similar response when a reporter compares Dylan to fellow singer-songwriter Donovan.
* SmokingIsCool: Dylan's infamous line:
--> ''Give the anarchist a cigarette.''
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** The original title of the film is actually "'''Dont''' Look Back'', because the director wanted to simplify the language. Many sources have corrected it as "'''Don't''' Look Back" however.
** Similarly Dylan's spelling on the text cards he shows during "Subterranean Homesick Blues" is very eccentric.
* TakeThatCritics: Dylan taunts a Magazine/TimeMagazine journalist, Horace Freeland Judson.
--> ''You know the audience that subscribe to TIME Magazine, the audience of people that want to know what's happening in the world week by week, the people that work during the day and can read it, its small, alright and it's concise and there's pictures in it, you know? It's a certain class of people, its a class of people that take the magazine seriously, I mean sure I can read it, you know, I read it , I get it on the airplanes but I don't take it seriously. If I want to find out anything, I'm not gonna read TIME magazine, I'm not gunna read Newsweek, I'm not gunna read any of these magazines, I mean cause they just got to much to lose by printing the truth. You know that.''