Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Thursday, March 15, 2007

ballad of the thin man... eat the document

This footage of Ballad of the Thin Man from Eat the Document (also found with a lot more about Dylan on Dylan So Much the Better ) is most notable because Pennebaker cut his own lens for this footage and this footage only, which is part of why you get the effect you have of the light behind Dylan – the lights in general and how it shines almost eerily behind him. More >>>

*note that this article is part of a lecture for Bob Levinson's course on Bob Dylan at The New School and soon, New York University.