Bird on a Wire Documentary Clip on YouTube

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Bird on a Wire Documentary Clip on YouTube

Post by lightning » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:28 pm

I finally got around to posting Avalanche from the almost unavailable '70's documentary Bird on A Wire on YouTube. Of all the people he became, the'70s Leonard is one of our favorites. The moodiness of this documentary and videos of Europe are dreamy,despite poor video quality. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR3dqnTUWds
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Post by dick » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:54 pm

Many thanks for the post Thelma!

Have a couple of copies of the film on vhs, but nothing with the video quality you uploaded.

More please!

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Post by blonde madonna » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:39 am

Loved it lightning and I agree, this is the Leonard I fell hard for. Have never seen this documentary so please put more up. :D
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Re: Bird on a Wire Documentary Clip on YouTube

Post by lightning » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:02 am

Voila:

http://www.dailymotion.com/lightning49/ ... wire_music

It's on YouTube too, I think the screen is bigger on DailyMotion
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Post by lizzytysh » Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:02 am

Ahhhh... who needs a Bird on a Wire when you can have an Avalanche :wink: ?

Well, this is what I wrote on the latter:
Excellent work, Lightning... more and greater sharings of our Leonard, thanks to you.

Thanks to you!


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Now, for Bird on the Wire... this is one I so much love, with his speaking the French introduction 8) and all the poignancy and pain so tangible.

Thank you so much, Lightning.

I joined Daily Motion, just so I could save this to my Favourites. Now, I'll copy what I wrote here and put it there.

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Re: Bird on a Wire Documentary Clip on YouTube

Post by lightning » Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:42 am

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Post by lizzytysh » Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:07 am

Third clip:
"Would you please appoint a spokesman?
. . .
Anyone else got anything to say?
. . .
I can stand here for a long time like this . . .
. . .
... nice and quiet now."
:wink: I like watching how Leonard handles situations 8) .


Thanks for your excellent work, Lightning.


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Re: Bird on a Wire Documentary Clip on YouTube

Post by margaret » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:27 pm

Thank you Lightning for posting those clips.

It's made me dig out my copy of the complete film which I will be revisiting very soon.

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Re: Bird on a Wire Documentary Clip on YouTube

Post by blonde madonna » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:34 pm

Lightning, thank you again for sharing. Sounds amazingly good and is visually hazy in a very ‘artistic’ way. Was that Jennifer’s face in the background when he was singing SSLA Nancy? He looks so cool getting off the bus and his droll comments:“He’s hardly aware of it himself...Would you please appoint a spokesperson” 8)
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Post by dick » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:50 pm

Great posts -- many, many thanks lightning!

Noticed that Marchant got a credit.. and am wondering now if he is not the shorter man seen a couple of times with Leonard. Anybody know?

Also finally sinking in that what seems like fourth generation worn video was done by Palmer "for effect." Too bad it hurts the eyes and detracts from the film IMHO.
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Re: Bird on a Wire Documentary Clip on YouTube

Post by lightning » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:03 am

I think the performance of songs is the best part of this film. Maybe I'll try for some more.
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Post by dick » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:06 pm

Thanks again Thelma

Hope folks will save this reference when asking about Chelsea Hotel #1!
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Re: Bird on a Wire Documentary Clip on YouTube

Post by KjeXXXer » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:51 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Leonard swore...

I am shocked, though not appalled.
Now you've got the gist of what my lettuce meant.
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