#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This film was not officially released in 1974 and shown only at non-profit institutions with Les Blank appearing in person. After Les Blank’s death in 2013, Les’son Harrod Blank and Leon Russell came to an agreement to remaster and release the film. Janus Films and Criterion are currently distributing the film in North America.
Plot: Les Blank’s first feature-length documentary captures music and other events at Leon Russell’s Oklahoma recording studio during a three-year period (1972-1974).
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For those of you fortunate enough to have been in a situation where Les Blank personally showed his private copy of this film to a group of non-profits, you might get the title joke. Easily Les’s least seen film for legal reasons, it is nevertheless one of his best. The film documents the recording period of musician Leon Russell in his Oklahoma recording studio from 1972-1974. The film alternates between vignettes of Leon at his sprawling studio, such as the painting of the mural in his pool, and scenes of local Oklahoma flair, like the great goose flight. While oftentimes it features persons who seem to be there to do nothing but lounge and generally disagree, there are those moments when Leon and his crew actually play music, and those moments are wonderful. It’s a shame that Leon refuses to release this film, because it exists as a document of a person in a time that can’t be gotten back, yet must be understood. Les is an aging man who may never show his film again so if you come across a situation where it will be shown, go out of your way to see it.
Definitely not your typical rock’n’roll documentary
This free-form documentary from idiosyncratic filmmaker Les Blank that’s ostensibly about famed rock’n’roll singer/songwriter Leon Russell was filmed over the course of several years, but never given a proper wide release until 2015. Was it worth the wait? The answer is a resounding yes, for Blank thankfully eschews the standard cliched talking heads format and delving into a subject’s past instead to zero in on the here and now when the documentary was shot, with a noted and refreshing emphasis on not just Russell and his insanely groovy music, but also on the Deep South and the colorful individuals who populate the area that have a profound influence on Russell and his music. Naturally, we do get plenty of choice footage of Russell live in concert where he puts on a lively and thrilling show for his cheering fans as well as lots of terrific downhome country songs complete with special appearances by George Jones, Willie Nelson, and Charlie McCoy. (Look fast or you’ll completely miss Mama Cass Elliott in a concert sequence.) However, it’s the way Blank just observes Russell making his music and interacting with all kinds of other (often eccentric) people that in turn gives this documentary its own offbeat charm.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (USA)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Music
Director Les Blank
Writer Les Blank
Actors Leon Russell, Eric Andersen, Richard V. Armstrong
Country United States
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Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
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Printed Film Format 16 mm