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Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:08 am
by a2zme
Found a rare video of Leonard Cohen having a conversation on a park bench in Montreal!

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=gZmi3BDSEM8

The video is from an NFB documentary entitled "This Beggar's Description" which cronicles the ups and downs of the life of Montreal poet Philip T├ętrault...

More info about the doc can be found at http://www.nfb.ca/collection/films/fich ... &v=h&lg=en

FULL VIDEO: http://www.megavideo.com/?v=ORH6TJ54


ENJOY!!

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:24 am
by jerry
That was different. Thanks.

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:36 am
by friscogrl
Thanks for posting this. This is some of the best footage i have seen of leonard. i loved his interaction with Phillip, very tender and genuine
Phillip is quite a character, love the bottle in the bag and the cheetos!

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:03 am
by secretchord
yet more evidence that Leonard is the coolest guy on the planet

(the other fella was pretty interesting too)

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:10 am
by margaret
Thanks for posting that video, I've never seen it before.

Margaret

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:05 am
by Fay
Very interesting conversation. Thanks for posting this video.

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:05 pm
by Gregor
This is brillent stuff it shows that Leonard has Heart and soul and body and is a real fun guy .We are so lucky that the man is willing able and capable to let us see that he is not wrapped in ctton wool It is my dream to meet the Man in person .I said after the Saturday night concert in Dublin Ireland " I can now die having seeing the man live " But alas no I want to meet the Man because he does it for me .He is sharp dapper and a gentlman .The maybe I will be able to shake off this mortal coil
Gregor

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:23 pm
by dick
I too am appreciative of this clip. Thanks.

Does anyone have the full movie?

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:14 am
by Anne
I do and I made a copy for Jarkko. We discussed this movie a long time ago.

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:53 pm
by tomsakic
Yep, I got copy from Jarkko (thanks Anne :) ). It's worth seeing, particularly if you're interested in poetry.

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:11 pm
by Red Poppy
Wonderful stuff. Thanks for posting the link.
Anyone any info on where I might get a copy of the programme on dvd?

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:57 pm
by Cate
If you wish to purchase it you can get it here http://www2.nfb.ca/boutique/XXNFBibeWel ... anguage=US . The movie is called This beggars description.

Cate

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:53 am
by a2zme
For those who have been asking for this video, you can view the documentary "This Beggar's Description" here:

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=ORH6TJ54

Enjoy!

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:09 am
by phillip
I have seen this too it was very good & interesting, gosh wish I could meet Leonard also, I did hang around at stage door Manchester, but did not see him shame:(

Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:40 pm
by ispellit
Thanks for discovering and sharing this gem, a2zme! I greatly enjoyed it !