A Poem Is a Naked Person [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1974]

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Special Features

  • A Film's Forty-Year Journey: The Making of "A Poem Is A Naked Person," a new documentary featuring interviews with Harrod Blank, Assistant Editor and Sound Recordist Maureen Gosling, and artist Jim Franklin
  • Excerpts from a 2013 Q&A with Les Blank
  • New conversation between musician Leon Russell and Harrod Blank
  • New, restored 2k digital transfer, supervised by Executive Producer Harrod Bank, Director Les Blank's son, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Out in the Woods, a short documentary by Gosling
  • Plus: An Essay by critic Kent Jones
  • Trailers


A Poem Is a Naked Person
A look at Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell, compiled from Les Blank's intimate footage of the singer in-studio and on-stage between 1972 and 1974. The film had never been released, but Blank's death in 2013 sparked renewed interest in the footage. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Leon Russell
    Leon Russell
  • Willie Nelson
    Willie Nelson
  • George Jones
    George Jones
  • Image coming soon
    Maureen Gosling
  • Image coming soon
    Harrod Blank
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