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A Poem Is a Naked Person

1974 Rated NR 1hr 30m

Les Blank (Burden of Dreams) considered this free-form feature documentary about beloved singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974, to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Yet it has not been released until now. Hired by Russell to film him at his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, Blank ended up constructing a unique, intimate portrait of a musician and his environment. Made up of mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing, both in concert and in the studio, as well as off-the-cuff moments behind the scenes, this singular film—which also features performances by Willie Nelson and George Jones—has attained legendary status over the years.

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Movie Details

Ratings
NR
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

English SDH

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: PCM Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access. Criterion Collection

Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

English SDH

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: PCM Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access. Criterion Collection