Among those interviewed were poet Allen Ginsberg and folk musician Dave Van Ronk, both of whom died before the film was completed.Dylan's old girlfriend Suze Rotolo also granted a rare interview, and she later told Rolling Stone that she was very pleased with the project's results.You seemed to enjoy your recent CMT Crossroads show with Darius Rucker. When someone is that ingratiating, it's hard to be a curmudgeon, though I tried. We walked out and we went, "How come black people hate us? They fuckin' hate our guts." And then we both agreed that, you know, they've got good reason! I sat down and the guy next to me goes, "Hey, John, you want some popcorn? But I think I do." And he's always got some kind of ankle disease or some shit. Norma Bates (mother/aunt)†Norman Bates (half-brother/cousin)†John Massett (legal father)Sam Bates (stepfather)†Caleb Calhoun (father/uncle)†Francine Calhoun (grandmother)†Ray Calhoun (grandfather)Alex Romero (stepfather)Emma Decody (wife)Kate Massett (daughter)Will Decody (father-in-law) Ethan Chang (friend/accomplice)†Remo Wallace (friend/accomplice)Gil Turner (boss)†Zane Morgan (boss)†Jodi Morgan (boss/love interest)†Gunner (ex-co-worker, ex-roommate)Omar (co-worker)Chuck (accomplice)†Iggy (accomplice)†Sid (accomplice)†Dean (friend) Dylan Massett is the half-brother/cousin of Norman Bates and the son of Norma Bates, conceived from incestuous acts forced upon her by her brother Caleb Calhoun.
The film focuses on the period between Dylan's arrival in New York in January 1961 and his "retirement" from touring following his motorcycle accident in July 1966.
7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack) were released that same month.
The project began to take shape in 1995 when Dylan's manager, Jeff Rosen, began scheduling interviews with Dylan's friends and associates.
The film was first shown on television in both the United States (as part of the American Masters series on PBS) and the United Kingdom (as part of the Arena series on BBC Two) on September 26–27, 2005.
A DVD version of the film and accompanying soundtrack album (The Bootleg Series Vol.