This has resulted in constant energy shortages and a breakdown of law and order. The police do battle with criminal motorcycle gangs, with the end result being the complete breakdown of modern society and nuclear war as depicted in Mad Max 2 The opening narration of Mad Max 2 implies that the fuel shortage was caused not just by peak oil, but also by oil reserves being destroyed during a large scale conflict in the Middle East. The remnants of society survive either through scavenging, or in one notable case, as depicted in the third sequel Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome , by using methane derived from pig feces.
James Howard Kunstler 's novel World Made By Hand imagines life in upstate New York after a declining world oil supply has wreaked havoc on the US economy, and people and society are forced to adjust to daily life without cheap oil. Canadian novelist Douglas Coupland 's book Player One deals with four individuals taking refuge in a Toronto airport bar while a series of cataclysmic events occurs outside.
Alex Scarrow 's novel Last Light and its sequel Afterlight narrate the fall of British civilization after a war in the Middle East eradicates the majority of the Earth's oil supply. The backstory of the video game series Fallout revolves around the so-called "Resource Wars", beginning circa , when oil supplies become depleted, leading to a disastrous series of wars that include Europe going to war with the Middle East before disintegrating into warring nation-states after all available oil is used up, the United Nations collapsing, the U.
S annexing Mexico and Canada, and finally total nuclear war between the U. S and China in after over 25 years of war. Crossed by Garth Ennis is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which a bodily fluid-borne virus has destroyed civilization. Carriers of the virus develop a cross-shaped rash on their faces and act without inhibitions, raping, killing and torturing the few remaining uninfected humans. The Last Man comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra deals with the lives of Yorick Brown and his monkey Ampersand, after a plague wipes out all but three male life forms on the Earth, leaving the whole planet to be controlled by women.
The story follows a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic landscape. The apocalypse in this series was brought about by zombies, and it is strongly suspected that the zombies are victims of a virus. The Walking Dead television series is based on the comic books. They have also spawned a motion comic. In the eponymous series, Kamandi is a teenage boy on a post-apocalyptic Earth that the textual narrative describes as "Earth A.
The Earth has been ravaged by a mysterious calamity called the Great Disaster. The precise nature of the Great Disaster is never revealed in the original series, although it "had something to do with radiation" in the series' letter column, Jack Kirby and his then-assistant Steve Sherman repeatedly asserted that the Great Disaster was not a nuclear war, a fact confirmed in issue The Disaster wiped out human civilization and a substantial portion of the human population. A few isolated pockets of humanity survived in underground bunkers, while others quickly reverted to pre-technological savagery.
Earth has been ravaged by pollution and natural disasters and humanity survived by building vast underground cities. Some years later, mankind emerged to find that the world had been reclaimed by previously extinct lifeforms most spectacularly, dinosaurs. In the new 'Xenozoic' era, technology is extremely limited and those with mechanical skills command a great deal of respect and influence.
Killraven Jonathan Raven is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Wells' The War of the Worlds return in for another attempt at conquering the planet later retconned as extrasolar aliens using Mars as a staging area. After humanity's enslavement, men not used as breeders or collaborators are trained and forced to battle gladiator-style for the Martians' amusement; women are used as breeders to supply infants, eaten by the Martians as a delicacy.
Jonathan Raven, dubbed Killraven as his gladiatorial nom de guerre, escapes with the help of the gladiatorial "keeper", but without his brother, Deathraven. Killraven joins the Freemen, a group of freedom fighters against Martian oppression. Colonel Luther Manning is an American soldier who was fatally injured and reanimated in a post-apocalyptic future originally given the date of as the experimental cyborg Deathlok the Demolisher. He verbally communicates with his symbiotic computer, to which he refers as the abbreviated "'Puter". He battles the evil corporate and military regimes that have taken over the United States, while simultaneously struggling not to lose his humanity.
Hercules DC Comics as portrayed in the DC comic book series titled Hercules Unbound , which featured the adventures of Hercules in a post-apocalyptic future. It made use of characters and concepts, such as The Atomic Knights and the intelligent animals from Jack Kirby's Kamandi series as an attempt to tie in some of the future series.
S President "Bad" Bob Booth in The majority of the world was left an irradiated wasteland filled with hostile mutant lifeforms, with the surviving population being centralized in the so-called Mega-Cities, massive urban sprawls covering entire states created to deal with overpopulation during the 21st century. Further massive conflicts during the comics present, such as the "Apocalypse War" against East-Meg the government of the former Soviet territories and the "Day Of Chaos" has caused even more destruction. Axa comics is set on a post-apocalyptic Earth in the year Axa is a woman who, having grown sick of the regimented and stifling society inside a domed city, flees into the untamed wilderness.
The strip mixed elements of science fiction and sword-swinging barbarian tales the lead character herself bears more than a casual similarity to Red Sonja. Meltdown Man SAS Sergeant Nick Stone finds himself flung into the far-future by a nuclear blast, where the last remaining humans are led by a merciless tyrant called Leeshar and rule over the eugenically - modified animal castes known as 'Yujees'.
Accompanied by catwoman Liana, bullman T-Bone and loyal wolfman Gruff, Stone is intent on ending Leeshar's dark reign by leading the slave-like Yujees in rebellion. The series featured Samson, a barbarian adventurer, and was created by writer Otto Binder and artist Frank Thorne. Druuna is an erotic science fiction and fantasy comic book character created by Italian cartoonist Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri. Most of Druuna's adventures revolve around a post-apocalyptic future, and the plot is often a vehicle for varied scenes of hardcore pornography and softcore sexual imagery.
Romero 's Night of the Living Dead , and its five sequels, including Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead , popularized the concept of a zombie apocalypse , focusing on the breakdown of American society in a world where the dead are reanimating as mindless, undead cannibals due to some unknown disease, implied to be extraterrestrial in origin, and anyone bitten will soon become a zombie as well. The first series of both versions examine the immediate after-effects of a pandemic outbreak of the flu, while the subsequent series concentrate on the survivors' attempts to build communities and make contacts with other groups.
The film 28 Days Later and its sequel 28 Weeks Later revolves around a virus in Britain that turns anyone infected into a mindlessly violent psychotic, though still alive and not undead, in a variation of the classic zombie theme. This also makes the infected more dangerous, as they can run very quickly and as their bodies are not decaying. The plot centers on groups of both uninfected survivors and a handful of virus carriers who are immune to the effects of the disease.
In the comedy film Zombieland , a disease mutates most Americans the rest of the world is not mentioned and turns them into animal-like creatures hungry for human flesh. The story is about a group of people who stick together and to try survive against the zombies. Another comedy film, Warm Bodies , adds a romantic twist to its story, as a zombie falls in love with an uninfected woman and protects her from his fellow zombies.
It centers around a group of people in the state of Georgia who struggle to survive and adapt in a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies called "walkers" and opposing groups of survivors who are often more dangerous than the walkers themselves. The popularity of the series has led to a spin-off franchise comprising an aftershow Talking Dead , a companion television series Fear the Walking Dead , a prequel with different characters from the source material , video games e.
Season Two and The Walking Dead: Season Three webisodes including The Talking Dead webisodes and the Fear the Walking Dead web series , and numerous parodies and spoofs.
World War Z is an apocalyptic action horror film based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks. The film focuses on a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic. The Last Ship is an American action-drama television series, based on the novel of the same name by William Brinkley. The Rain TV series is a Danish post-apocalyptic web-television series.
After a rain born virus is released over the region of Scandinavia , causing a pandemic. Simone Andersen played by Alba August and Rasmus Andersen, along with their mother and father, must make it to an underground bunker. Things soon go astray when the father must leave to find a cure and the children are forced out of the bunker due to lack of food in search for their father. Mary Shelley 's The Last Man , published in , is set in the end of the twenty-first century.
It chronicles a group of friends, based on Lord Byron , Percy Bysshe Shelley and others, moving through Europe as a plague kills most of the world's population. The Scarlet Plague by Jack London , published in , is set in San Francisco in the year , sixty years after a plague has largely depopulated the planet.
Written in by George R. Stewart , Earth Abides is the story of a man who finds most of civilization has been destroyed by a disease. Slowly a small community forms around him as he struggles to start a new civilization and to preserve knowledge and learning. Empty World is a novel by John Christopher about an adolescent boy who survives a plague which has killed most of the world's population.
Originally published in , Stephen King 's The Stand follows the odyssey of a small number of survivors of a world-ending influenza pandemic, later revealed to be the man-made superflu "Captain Trips". It was eventually adapted for a miniseries of the same title starring Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald. Gore Vidal's novel Kalki also involves an apocalyptic event caused by a man-made pandemic.
Written in , the novel Emergence by David R. Palmer is set in a world where a man-made plague destroys the vast majority of the world's population. The novel was nominated for several awards and won the Compton Crook Award. It was adapted into the film Blindness in Published in by Margaret Atwood , Oryx and Crake is set after a genetically modified virus wipes out the entire population except for the protagonist and a small group of humans that were also genetically modified.
A series of flashbacks depicting a world dominated by biocorporations explains the events leading up to the apocalypse. This novel was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. A sequel, The Year of the Flood , was published in followed by MaddAddam , in , the trilogy's conclusion. Richard Matheson 's novel I Am Legend deals with the life of Robert Neville, the only unaffected survivor of a global pandemic that has turned the world's population into vampire zombie -like creatures.
The novel has been adapted to film three times: Its two sequels, Plague War and Plague Zone , deal with a cure that allows return to an environment that suffered ecological collapse due to massive increases in insects and reptiles. The book is a collection of individual accounts of desperate struggle during and after a devastating global conflict against a zombie plague, narrated by an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission.
It also describes the social, political, religious, and environmental changes that result from the plague. John Mandel 's Station Eleven takes place in the Great Lakes region after a fictional swine flu pandemic , known as the "Georgia Flu", has devastated the world, killing most of the population. The novel won the Arthur C.
Clarke Award in May James Dashner 's The Maze Runner trilogy —11 takes place after sun flares have scorched the earth. As a result, the governments of the world released a virus to kill off some of the world's population to save resources. The virus turned out to be highly contagious, and it made you lose control of your mind until you were an animal inside your head. This led to it being nicknamed, "The Flare". The third in the series, The Death Cure is set to come out in The Nemesis Project takes place in after the United States has been almost wiped out by a deadly plague.
The disease started on the east coast, and communication with the west coast ceased within 72 hours. The last few groups of survivors stopped broadcasting after six days, and the overwhelming majority of the country's population has been wiped out. The player leads a team of eight genetically altered supersoldiers to defeat an infestation of a global genetic plague which slowly turns into a superorganism. The Left 4 Dead series first released in is set in the days after a pandemic outbreak of a viral strain transforms the majority of the population into zombie-like feral creatures.
The games follow the adventures of four survivors attempting to reach safe houses and military rescue while fending off the attacking hordes. The PlayStation 3 title The Last of Us revolves around the premise of a mutated cordyceps fungus spreading to humans, resulting in the deterioration of society within the United States. Virtue's Last Reward takes place years after a virus outbreak exterminated almost the entire human civilization. Apocalypse Survival Simulation is set during an ongoing Apocalypse, after a Hellgate opens on Earth and a host of demons enter the world.
The player controls a group of survivors that found a base to fight back and find a way to repel the invasion. Metro is set in the ruins of Moscow following a nuclear war, where the survivors are forced to live in underground metro tunnels. Players control Artyom, a man who must save his home station from the dangers lurking within the Metro. The Microsoft Windows exclusive real-time strategy game They Are Billions is also an example of a post-apocalyptic future, in which players must establish, manage and defend colonies amidst a zombie apocalypse. Tom Clancy's The Division takes place in a pandemic-ravaged New York City that's become overrun by escaped prisoners, gang-members and a faction of 'Cleaners' that are determined to end the epidemic by incinerating anything that might possibly be infected.
Ghosts is set in a near future that follows the nuclear destruction of the Middle East. The oil-producing nations of South America form the "Federation of the Americas" in response to the ensuing global economic crisis and quickly grow into a global superpower, swiftly invading and conquering Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. In the movie, England is reduced to rubble by a prolonged conventional, chemical, and biological war. Survivors are depicted living under the rule of a local warlord who raids his neighbors in an attempt to get his fleet of rotting fighter planes in the air again.
At the same time, surviving engineers create a technological utopia. The film Panic in Year Zero! It was partially remade in in the film 12 Monkeys. In the BBC produced The War Game , but it was considered too horrifying to broadcast at the time; it was only in that it was shown. It portrays a nuclear attack on Great Britain and its after-effects, particularly the efforts of the Civil Defence system.
Genesis II television film, created by Gene Roddenberry. Dylan Hunt, a NASA scientist, begins a multi-day suspended animation test right before an earthquake buries the underground laboratory. This television pilot, if picked up, would have followed Dylan and a PAX team as they reach out to the remains of humanity in a post-apocalyptic world by means of a long forgotten underground sub-shuttle rapid transit system that spanned the world right before the Great Conflict.
A second pilot, Strange New World , also failed to be picked up as a television series. Testament is a drama film based on a three-page story "The Last Testament" by Carol Amen which tells the story of how one small suburban town near the San Francisco Bay Area slowly falls apart after a nuclear war destroys outside civilization. The BBC television film Threads depicts life before, during, and after the detonation of a Soviet nuclear bomb over Sheffield, England.
The Terminator film franchise first introduced in depicts an artificial intelligence called Skynet becoming self-aware in and trying to exterminate humanity by instigating nuclear war between the United States and Russia, which results in the death of three billion people. Many of the survivors eventually band together to destroy Skynet and its army of robots called "terminators". The series follows resistance leader John Connor and his mother, Sarah Connor , and their adventures before and after the nuclear strike called "Judgment Day" in the film series.
The Tribe is a television series that deals with a mysterious virus which wipes out the adult population, leaving the children of the world to fend for themselves. The kids are divided into different tribes and war against each other for their survival. The show focuses on the tribe called the Mallrats, who take shelter in the city's mall to protect themselves from the dangers outside. Later in the series, the virus begins to infect the children and the Mallrats are forced to search for the rumoured antidote to virus that is hidden in government buildings.
CBS produced the TV series Jericho in —, which focused on the survival of the town after 23 American cities were destroyed by nuclear weapons. The Cartoon Network series Adventure Time which began airing in takes place a thousand years in a future after a nuclear war referred to as "The Great Mushroom War" where once existent but eventually forgotten magic is recreated and humans are nearly wiped out with all kinds of creatures that had taken their place.
Tom Hanks ' web series Electric City is a story based on a post-apocalyptic world. In this world, a group of matriarchs the "Knitting Society" impose an altruistic but oppressive society to counter the aftermath of a brutal war that brings down modern civilization. However, in time, even this new "utopian" order is ultimately called into question by the inhabitants of the new society. The CW Channel's The which began airing in is a television series based on a post-apocalyptic world.
After a nuclear war, Earth was uninhabitable and the only survivors were those on space stations which eventually came together to form the Ark; 97 years later on an undeterminable year the Ark is dying and prisoners under the age of 18 are sent to see if Earth is now survivable. There they are faced with the challenges Earth brings and those who survived the nuclear war.
The pilot was set with filming to occur in Toronto in the summer. That's not new news to us. We have plans for Titans. It's a huge piece of DC and we have plans. Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly were later cast in the recurring roles of superhero duo, Hawk and Dove. In May , it was revealed that Warner Bros. Akiva Goldsman and Mark Verheiden were writing it.
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The files consist primarily of correspondence with educators, parents, and children. With the regular newsstand title having already changed its name to Tales of the Teen Titans with issue 41, the path was clear for a new comic to once again be titled The New Teen Titans.
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Tower of Babel " " JLA: Act of God JLA: Age of Wonder JLA: The Nail series JLA: Cry for Justice Justice League: Generation Lost Justice Riders. Here was a further devaluing of the notion of a new Bob Dylan album as something significant. Dylan finished the decade on a critical high note with Oh Mercy produced by Daniel Lanois. Michael Gray wrote that the album was: The album contained several apparently simple songs, including "Under the Red Sky" and "Wiggle Wiggle". Despite the line-up, the record received bad reviews and sold poorly.
Dylan then made a short speech, saying "My daddy once said to me, he said, 'Son, it is possible for you to become so defiled in this world that your own mother and father will abandon you. If that happens, God will believe in your ability to mend your own ways. Over the next few years Dylan returned to his roots with two albums covering folk and blues numbers: Many critics and fans commented on the quiet beauty of the song "Lone Pilgrim",  written by a 19th-century teacher.
He said his wish to perform traditional songs was overruled by Sony executives who insisted on hits. Dylan's longtime road manager Victor Maymudes has claimed that the singer quit drinking alcohol in With a collection of songs reportedly written while snowed in on his Minnesota ranch,  Dylan booked recording time with Daniel Lanois at Miami's Criteria Studios in January The subsequent recording sessions were, by some accounts, fraught with musical tension. His scheduled European tour was cancelled, but Dylan made a speedy recovery and left the hospital saying, "I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
The Pope treated the audience of , people to a homily based on Dylan's lyric "Blowin' in the Wind". With its bitter assessment of love and morbid ruminations, Dylan's first collection of original songs in seven years was highly acclaimed. In December , U. His voice and lyrics haven't always been easy on the ear, but throughout his career Bob Dylan has never aimed to please.
He's disturbed the peace and discomforted the powerful. In , Dylan embarked on a North American tour with Paul Simon , where each alternated as headline act with a "middle" section where they performed together, starting on the first of June and ending September The collaboration was generally well received. Recorded with his touring band, Dylan produced the album himself under the pseudonym Jack Frost.
The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan. The film polarised critics: In October , Dylan published the first part of his autobiography, Chronicles: Confounding expectations,  Dylan devoted three chapters to his first year in New York City in —, virtually ignoring the mids when his fame was at its height. He also devoted chapters to the albums New Morning and Oh Mercy Dylan earned yet another distinction in a study of US legal opinions and briefs that found his lyrics were quoted by judges and lawyers more than those of any other songwriter, times versus 74 by the Beatles , who were second.
The most widely cited lines included "you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" from " Subterranean Homesick Blues " and "when you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose" from " Like a Rolling Stone ". May 3, , was the premiere of Dylan's radio presenting career, hosting a weekly radio program, Theme Time Radio Hour , for XM Satellite Radio , with song selections revolving around a chosen theme. Cool J and the Streets.
The show was praised by fans and critics as "great radio," as Dylan told stories and made eclectic references with his sardonic humor, while achieving a thematic beauty with his musical choices. This led to speculation that Dylan's radio excursion had ended.
On August 29, , Dylan released his Modern Times album. Despite some coarsening of Dylan's voice a critic for The Guardian characterised his singing on the album as "a catarrhal death rattle"  most reviewers praised the album, and many described it as the final installment of a successful trilogy, embracing Time Out of Mind and "Love and Theft".
The Collection , a digital box set containing all of his albums tracks in total , along with 42 rare and unreleased tracks. In August , the award-winning film biography of Dylan I'm Not There , written and directed by Todd Haynes , was released—bearing the tagline "inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan". On October 1, , Columbia Records released the triple CD retrospective album Dylan , anthologising his entire career under the Dylan 07 logo.
This was the first time Dylan had sanctioned a re-mix of one of his classic recordings. The sophistication of the Dylan 07 marketing campaign was a reminder that Dylan's commercial profile had risen considerably since the s. This first became evident in , when Dylan appeared in a TV advertisement for Victoria's Secret lingerie. The set contains live performances and outtakes from selected studio albums from Oh Mercy to Modern Times , as well as soundtrack contributions and collaborations with David Bromberg and Ralph Stanley. In a conversation with music journalist Bill Flanagan, published on Dylan's website, Dylan explained that the genesis of the record was when French film director Olivier Dahan asked him to supply a song for his new road movie , My Own Love Song ; initially only intending to record a single track, "Life Is Hard," "the record sort of took its own direction".
The album received largely favorable reviews,  although several critics described it as a minor addition to Dylan's canon of work. Andy Gill wrote in The Independent that the record "features Dylan in fairly relaxed, spontaneous mood, content to grab such grooves and sentiments as flit momentarily across his radar. So while it may not contain too many landmark tracks, it's one of the most naturally enjoyable albums you'll hear all year.
In its first week of release, the album reached number one in the Billboard chart in the U.
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This meant that Dylan currently holds the record for the longest gap between solo number one albums in the UK chart. The album received generally favorable reviews. In an interview published in The Big Issue , journalist Bill Flanagan asked Dylan why he had performed the songs in a straightforward style, and Dylan responded: These songs are part of my life, just like folk songs. You have to play them straight too. This comprised 47 demo recordings of songs taped between and for Dylan's earliest music publishers: Leeds Music in , and Witmark Music from to One reviewer described the set as "a hearty glimpse of young Bob Dylan changing the music business, and the world, one note at a time.
The CDs were housed in miniature facsimiles of the original album covers, replete with original liner notes. The set was accompanied by a booklet featuring an essay by music critic Greil Marcus. The tape was discovered in the archive of music writer Ralph J. Gleason , and the recording carries liner notes by Michael Gray , who says it captures Dylan "from way back when Kennedy was President and the Beatles hadn't yet reached America.
It reveals him not at any Big Moment but giving a performance like his folk club sets of the period This is the last live performance we have of Bob Dylan before he becomes a star. The extent to which his work was studied at an academic level was demonstrated on Dylan's 70th birthday on May 24, , when three universities organized symposia on his work.
The University of Mainz ,  the University of Vienna ,  and the University of Bristol  invited literary critics and cultural historians to give papers on aspects of Dylan's work. Other events, including tribute bands, discussions and simple singalongs, took place around the world, as reported in The Guardian: Dylan had helped to curate this project, in which songs unfinished when Williams died in were completed and recorded by a variety of artists, including Dylan himself, his son Jakob Dylan , Levon Helm , Norah Jones , Jack White , and others.
On May 29, , U. At the ceremony, Obama praised Dylan's voice for its "unique gravelly power that redefined not just what music sounded like but the message it carried and how it made people feel". On September 11, , Dylan released his 35th studio album, Tempest. The box set also included a live recording of Dylan's performance with the Band at the Isle of Wight Festival in Another Self Portrait received favorable reviews, earning a score of 81 on the critical aggregator, Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim".
One , a boxed set containing all 35 of Dylan's studio albums, six albums of live recordings, and a collection, entitled Sidetracks , of singles, songs from films and non-album material. The interactive video, created by director Vania Heymann , allowed viewers to switch between 16 simulated TV channels, all featuring characters who are lip-synching the lyrics of the year-old song. On February 2, , Dylan appeared in a commercial for the Chrysler car which was screened during the Super Bowl American football game.
At the end of the commercial, Dylan says: We will build your car. In and , auction house sales demonstrated the high cultural value attached to Dylan's mids work, and the record prices that collectors were willing to pay for artefacts from this period. The book was edited by literary critic Christopher Ricks , Julie Nemrow and Lisa Nemrow, to offer variant versions of Dylan's songs, sourced from out-takes and live performances.
Subsequently, over recordings and alternate takes have circulated on bootleg records. Bob Dylan, the Band, and the Basement Tapes. On February 3, , Dylan released Shadows in the Night , featuring ten songs written between and ,   which have been described as part of the Great American Songbook.
They've been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day. Shadows In the Night received favorable reviews, scoring 82 on the critical aggregator Metacritic, which indicates "universal acclaim". Dylan is seen conversing with the computer which says it has read all his lyrics and reports: The Cutting Edge — This work consists of previously unreleased material from the three albums Dylan recorded between January and March The records have been released in three formats: On March 2, , it was announced that Dylan had sold an extensive archive of about 6, items to the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa.
On May 20, Dylan released Fallen Angels , which was described as "a direct continuation of the work of 'uncovering' the Great Songbook that he began on last year's Shadows In the Night. They're memory songs now, intoned with a present sense of commitment. Released just four days ahead of his 75th birthday, they couldn't be more age-appropriate.
On October 13, the Nobel Prize committee announced it had awarded Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". Legacy Recordings President Adam Block said: The liner notes for the set are by Clinton Heylin , author of the book, Judas!: Dylan's 38th studio album was recorded in Hollywood's Capitol Studios and features his touring band. No I wouldn't say that. It's not taking a trip down memory lane or longing and yearning for the good old days or fond memories of what's no more. A song like " Sentimental Journey " is not a way back when song, it doesn't emulate the past, it's attainable and down to earth, it's in the here and now.
Critics praised the thoroughness of Dylan's exploration of the great American songbook, though, in the opinion of Uncut: After five albums' worth of croon toons, this feels like a fat full stop on a fascinating chapter. The project began when Dylan's office approached McPherson and suggested creating a play using Dylan songs.
The drama received favorable reviews.
Dylan's unmistakable fervor, his sense of mission. The studio albums are subdued, even tentative, compared with what the songs became on the road. Dylan's voice is clear, cutting and ever improvisational; working the crowds, he was emphatic, committed, sometimes teasingly combative.
And the band tears into the music. The box set album received an aggregate score of 84 on the critical website Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim". The song has previously been recorded by Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. Dylan has been involved in both the creation and the marketing of the range. The Times described the venture as "Mr. Dylan's entry into the booming celebrity-branded spirits market, the latest career twist for an artist who has spent five decades confounding expectations.
The Never Ending Tour commenced on June 7, ,  and Dylan has played roughly dates a year for the entirety of the s and s—a heavier schedule than most performers who started out in the s. Critics such as Richard Williams and Andy Gill have argued that Dylan has found a successful way to present his rich legacy of material.
Dylan's performances in China in April generated controversy.
Some criticised him for not making any explicit comment on the political situation in China, and for, allegedly, allowing the Chinese authorities to censor his set list. There's no logical answer to that, so we sent them the set lists from the previous 3 months. If there were any songs, verses or lines censored, nobody ever told me about it and we played all the songs that we intended to play.
The cover of Dylan's album Self Portrait is a reproduction of a painting of a face by Dylan. The exhibition coincided with the publication of Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series , which includes reproductions from the series. In July , a leading contemporary art gallery, Gagosian Gallery , announced their representation of Dylan's paintings. Edgar Degas and Edouard Vuillard and other favorite artists—even Edvard Munch —all took or used photos as sources for their art, sometimes barely altering them.
The show consisted of thirty paintings, transforming and satirizing popular magazines, including Playboy and Babytalk. In November , the Halcyon Gallery in London mounted Mood Swings , an exhibition in which Dylan displayed seven wrought iron gates he had made. In a statement released by the gallery, Dylan said, "I've been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid.
I was born and raised in iron ore country, where you could breathe it and smell it every day. Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow. They can be closed but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways there is no difference. In November , the Halcyon Gallery featured a collection of drawings, watercolors and acrylic works by Dylan. Since , Dylan has published seven books of paintings and drawings. Dylan has published Tarantula , a work of prose poetry ; Chronicles: Volume One , the first part of his memoirs; several books of the lyrics of his songs, and seven books of his art.
He has also been the subject of numerous biographies and critical studies. Dylan's first serious relationship was with artist Suze Rotolo , a daughter of American Communist Party radicals. According to Dylan, "She was the most erotic thing I'd ever seen The air was suddenly filled with banana leaves.
We started talking and my head started to spin. The relationship ended in When Joan Baez first met Dylan in April , she had already released her first album and was acclaimed as the "Queen of Folk". K, their romantic relationship had begun to fizzle out, as captured in D. Pennebaker's documentary film Dont Look Back. Dylan and Baez toured together again in with Carlos Santana.
Dylan married Sara Lownds , who had worked as a model and a secretary to Drew Associates , on November 22, Dylan also adopted Sara's daughter from a prior marriage, Maria Lownds later Dylan, born October 21, Bob and Sara Dylan were divorced on June 29, Maria married musician Peter Himmelman in Dylan married his backup singer Carolyn Dennis often professionally known as Carol Dennis on June 4, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, their daughter had been born on January 31, Their marriage and child remained a closely guarded secret until the publication of Howard Sounes ' biography Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan , in When not touring, Dylan is believed to live primarily in Point Dume , a promontory on the coast of Malibu, California , though he also owns property around the world.
Growing up in Hibbing, Minnesota , Dylan and his family were part of the area's small but close-knit Jewish community, and in May Dylan had his Bar Mitzvah. He's really put it all together. During the late s, Dylan converted to Christianity. He responded by saying, 'Yes he did in fact want Christ in his life. By , Dylan was distancing himself from the " born again " label. He told Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone magazine: That's just a media term.
I don't think I've been an agnostic. I've always thought there's a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there's a world to come. Uh, the Church of the Poison Mind. When it was asked of Dylan in a press conference in Australia "How much do you feel you are a vessel, a medium for a higher power, for God, that it [the music] flows through you In , he told David Gates of Newsweek:.
Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else. I don't adhere to rabbis, preachers, evangelists, all of that. I've learned more from the songs than I've learned from any of this kind of entity. The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs. In an interview published in The New York Times on September 28, , journalist Jon Pareles reported that "Dylan says he now subscribes to no organized religion.
Dylan has supported the Chabad Lubavitch movement,  and has privately participated in Jewish religious events, including the Bar Mitzvahs of his sons and attending Hadar Hatorah , a Chabad Lubavitch yeshiva. In September and September , he appeared on the Chabad telethon. Dylan has continued to perform songs from his gospel albums in concert, occasionally covering traditional religious songs. He has also made passing references to his religious faith—such as in a interview with 60 Minutes , when he told Ed Bradley that "the only person you have to think twice about lying to is either yourself or to God.
The Nobel Prize committee announced on October 13, , that it would be awarding Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". Dylan, 75, is the first musician to win the award, and his selection on Thursday is perhaps the most radical choice in a history stretching back to After two weeks of speculation about Dylan's silence concerning the Nobel Prize,  he said in an interview with Edna Gundersen that getting the award was: Whoever dreams about something like that?
These giants of literature whose works are taught in the schoolroom, housed in libraries around the world and spoken of in reverent tones have always made a deep impression. That I now join the names on such a list is truly beyond words. On April 2, , the Academy secretary Danius said: Twelve members of the Academy were present. Quite a bit of time was spent looking closely at the gold medal, in particular the beautifully crafted back, an image of a young man sitting under a laurel tree who listens to the Muse. Taken from Virgil's Aeneid, the inscription reads: Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes , loosely translated as "And they who bettered life on earth by their newly found mastery.
Dylan's deadline June Now that the lecture has been delivered, the Dylan adventure is coming to a close. But songs are unlike literature. They're meant to be sung, not read. The words in Shakespeare's plays were meant to be acted on the stage. Just as lyrics in songs are meant to be sung, not read on a page. And I hope some of you get the chance to listen to these lyrics the way they were intended to be heard: I return once again to Homer , who says, 'Sing in me, oh Muse, and through me tell the story'. Dylan has been described as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, musically and culturally.
He was included in the Time The Most Important People of the Century where he was called "master poet, caustic social critic and intrepid, guiding spirit of the counterculture generation". John Lennon , . Initially modeling his writing style on the songs of Woody Guthrie,  the blues of Robert Johnson ,  and what he termed the "architectural forms" of Hank Williams songs,  Dylan added increasingly sophisticated lyrical techniques to the folk music of the early s, infusing it "with the intellectualism of classic literature and poetry".
He so enlarged himself through the folk background that he incorporated it for a while. He defined the genre for a while. When Dylan made his move from acoustic folk and blues music to a rock backing, the mix became more complex. For many critics, his greatest achievement was the cultural synthesis exemplified by his mids trilogy of albums— Bringing It All Back Home , Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. In Mike Marqusee 's words:. Between late and the middle of , Dylan created a body of work that remains unique. The beauty of these albums retains the power to shock and console.
Dylan's lyrics began to receive detailed scrutiny from academics and poets as early as , when Stanford University sponsored the first international academic conference on Bob Dylan to be held in the United States. Thomas, Classics professor at Harvard University , created a freshman seminar titled "Dylan" "to put the artist in context of not just popular culture of the last half-century, but the tradition of classical poets like Virgil and Homer. Literary critic Christopher Ricks published Dylan's Visions of Sin , a page analysis of Dylan's work,  and has said: Eliot , if I didn't think Dylan a genius of and with language.
Dylan's voice also received critical attention. New York Times critic Robert Shelton described his early vocal style as "a rusty voice suggesting Guthrie's old performances, etched in gravel like Dave Van Ronk 's. His voice continued to develop as he began to work with rock'n'roll backing bands; critic Michael Gray described the sound of Dylan's vocal work on "Like a Rolling Stone" as "at once young and jeeringly cynical".
Christophe Lebold writes in the journal Oral Tradition , "Dylan's more recent broken voice enables him to present a world view at the sonic surface of the songs—this voice carries us across the landscape of a broken, fallen world. The anatomy of a broken world in "Everything is Broken" on the album Oh Mercy is but an example of how the thematic concern with all things broken is grounded in a concrete sonic reality.
Dylan is considered a seminal influence on many musical genres. Tambourine Man " and the subsequent album , while the Band were Dylan's backing band on his tour , recorded The Basement Tapes with him in ,  and featured three previously unreleased Dylan songs on their debut album. Some critics have dissented from the view of Dylan as a visionary figure in popular music.
In his book Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom , Nik Cohn objected: The way I see him, he's a minor talent with a major gift for self-hype. Fellow musicians have also presented dissenting views. Joni Mitchell described Dylan as a "plagiarist" and his voice as "fake" in a interview in the Los Angeles Times , despite the fact that Mitchell had toured with Dylan in the past, and both artists have covered each others songs. If Dylan's work in the s was seen as bringing intellectual ambition to popular music,  critics in the 21st century described him as a figure who had greatly expanded the folk culture from which he initially emerged.
Hoberman wrote in his Village Voice review:. Elvis might never have been born, but someone else would surely have brought the world rock 'n' roll. No such logic accounts for Bob Dylan. No iron law of history demanded that a would-be Elvis from Hibbing, Minnesota, would swerve through the Greenwich Village folk revival to become the world's first and greatest rock 'n' roll beatnik bard and then—having achieved fame and adoration beyond reckoning—vanish into a folk tradition of his own making.
Dylan is the brilliant inheritor of the bardic tradition. Dylan's archive, comprising notebooks, song drafts, business contracts, recordings and movie out-takes, is held at the Gilcrease Museum 's Helmerich Center for American Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma , which is also the home of the papers of Woody Guthrie.
In , a massive Bob Dylan mural was unveiled in downtown Minneapolis, the city where Dylan attended university for a year. The mural was designed by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the musician. For his debut album, see Bob Dylan album. Duluth, Minnesota , U. Folk blues rock gospel country pop standards. I wanted to write a big song, some kind of theme song, with short concise verses that piled up on each other in a hypnotic way. The civil rights movement and the folk music movement were pretty close and allied together at that time.
Electric Dylan controversy and Folk rock. Dylan's hit single, which appeared on the album Highway 61 Revisited. In , it was chosen as the greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Dylan said of the opening song from Blood on the Tracks: But as you look at the whole thing it really doesn't matter.
Dylan took five months off at the beginning of to attend Bible school. Billboard chart and included this Grammy -winning song. Dylan's Oscar -winning song was featured in the movie Wonder Boys. The line "sapphire-tinted skies" echoes the verse of Shelley  while "forty miles of bad road" echoes Duane Eddy 's hit single. Bob Dylan discography and List of songs written by Bob Dylan. List of awards and nominations received by Bob Dylan.
I loved him because he wrote some beautiful stuff. I used to love his so-called protest things.
But I like the sound of him. I didn't have to listen to his words. He used to come with his acetate and say, "Listen to this, John. Did you hear the words? I respected him, I respected him a lot. Shelton surmises that Dillon had two sources: While Shelton was writing Dylan's biography in the s, Dylan told him, "Straighten out in your book that I did not take my name from Dylan Thomas. Dylan Thomas's poetry is for people that aren't really satisfied in their bed, for people who dig masculine romance. He later told reporters that he had an uncle named Dillon. Shelton added that only when he reached New York in did the singer begin to spell his name "Dylan", by which time he was acquainted with the life and work of Dylan Thomas.
Shelton , pp. Cott , p. He came to feel it was a label the media had pinned on him, and in his autobiography, Chronicles , Dylan wrote: Once in a while I would have to rise up and offer myself for an interview so they wouldn't beat the door down. I felt like a piece of meat that someone had thrown to the dogs.
Shelton , p. Who's been reading him lately? And who's pushed him to the forefront? And if you think it's so easy to quote him and it can help your work, do it yourself and see how far you can get.