A Poem Is A Naked Person

A Poem Is A Naked Person

DVD - 2016
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Filmmaker Les Blank considered this free-form feature documentary about singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974 while Blank was living at the Russell/Shelter records recording studio compound on Grand Lake of the Cherokees in NE Oklahoma, but unreleased due to creative differences and music clearance problems, to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Includes scenes of Russell and his band and others performing, both in concert and in the studio.
Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Edition: DVD special edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781681431185
Branch Call Number: 782.42092 RUSSELL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda


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Jun 26, 2017

A fascinating mix of 70s style, drug-culture weirdness and old-fashioned country charm. This documentary was shelved by Leon Russell until after Les Blank's death ( over 40 years ), the reasons for this are obvious when you see the documentary. It is more of a film BY Les Blank ( and the music scene in the 70's ) than it is a documentary ABOUT Leon Russell- but make no mistake this is a GREAT documentary.

Jun 05, 2017

Shot in the early 70s but shelved for 40 years, this portrait of R&B great Leon Russell (1974) immediately takes its place among the best rock docs.


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