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The Resource A poem is a naked person, Janus Films ; Les Blank Films ; Skyhill Films presents ; produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell ; filmed, edited by Les Blank, (videorecording)

A poem is a naked person, Janus Films ; Les Blank Films ; Skyhill Films presents ; produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell ; filmed, edited by Les Blank, (videorecording)

Label
A poem is a naked person
Title
A poem is a naked person
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Les Blank Films ; Skyhill Films presents ; produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell ; filmed, edited by Les Blank
Title variation
Leon Russell in A poem is a naked person
Contributor
Artist
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Filmmaker
Film producer
Performer
Presenter
Production company
Recordist
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Sound and assistant editing, Maureen Gosling,
Intended audience
Not rated
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Language note
In English with (SDH) English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Featuring Leon Russell, Jim Franklin, George Jones, Willie Nelson
Runtime
90
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
805
Technique
live action
Label
A poem is a naked person, Janus Films ; Les Blank Films ; Skyhill Films presents ; produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell ; filmed, edited by Les Blank, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
939439987
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9781681431185
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515170116
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
CC2593D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)939439987
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; full screen (1.33:1); monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A poem is a naked person, Janus Films ; Les Blank Films ; Skyhill Films presents ; produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell ; filmed, edited by Les Blank, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
939439987
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9781681431185
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515170116
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
CC2593D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)939439987
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; full screen (1.33:1); monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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