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Title A poem is a naked person [videorecording] / Janus Films ; Les Blank Films ; Skyhill Films presents ; produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell ; filmed, edited by Les Blank.

Publication Info. [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    MA RUSS PNP B16DVD    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Documentary films. lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 805
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 805.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; monaural.
Language In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Performer Featuring Leon Russell, Jim Franklin, George Jones, Willie Nelson.
Credits Sound and assistant editing, Maureen Gosling,
Note Originally produced as a documentary in 1974
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary 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.
Note Special features: Harrod Blank and Leon Russell (the director's son sits down with the musician to talk about the film's long journey, from its production in the early 1970s to its release in 2015); Les Blank (excerpts from 2013 screening of the film); "A film's forty-year journey" (37 min. documentary features interviews with director Les Blank's son Harrod Blank; sound recordist and assistant editor Maureen Gosling; and Jim Franklin, the artist prominently featured in the film); "Out in the woods" (short documentary shot by Maureen Gosling during the two-year filming process at Gand Lake O' the Cherokees in northeastern Oklahoma, presented along with excerpts from letters she wrote to family); Trailers. Insert features an essay by critic Kent Jones.
Subject Russell, Leon.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Filmed performances.
Added Author Blank, Les, film director, director of photography, editor of moving image work.
Cordell, Denny, 1943-1995, film producer.
Russell, Leon, film producer, performer, interviewee (expression)
Franklin, Jim, 1943- artist, interviewee (expression)
Jones, George, 1931-2013, performer.
Nelson, Willie, 1933- performer.
Gosling, Maureen, recordist, editor of moving image work, interviewee (expression), filmmaker.
Blank, Harrod, interviewee (expression)
Jones, Kent, 1964- writer of supplementary textual content.
Janus Films, presenter, film distributor.
Les Blank Films, production company.
Skyhill Films, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Note Title appears in item as: Leon Russell in A poem is a naked person
ISBN 9781681431185
Standard No. 715515170116
Music No. CC2593D The Criterion Collection

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