Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

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Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby a2zme » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:08 am

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 Tétrault...

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!!
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby jerry » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:24 am

That was different. Thanks.
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby friscogrl » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:36 am

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!
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby secretchord » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:03 am

yet more evidence that Leonard is the coolest guy on the planet

(the other fella was pretty interesting too)
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby margaret » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:10 am

Thanks for posting that video, I've never seen it before.

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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby Fay » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:05 am

Very interesting conversation. Thanks for posting this video.
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby Gregor » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:05 pm

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
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby dick » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:23 pm

I too am appreciative of this clip. Thanks.

Does anyone have the full movie?
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby Anne » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:14 am

I do and I made a copy for Jarkko. We discussed this movie a long time ago.
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby tomsakic » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:53 pm

Yep, I got copy from Jarkko (thanks Anne :) ). It's worth seeing, particularly if you're interested in poetry.
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby Red Poppy » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:11 pm

Wonderful stuff. Thanks for posting the link.
Anyone any info on where I might get a copy of the programme on dvd?
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby Cate » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:57 pm

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.

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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby a2zme » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:53 am

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!
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby phillip » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:09 am

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:(
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Re: Picnic in the Park with Leonard Cohen

Postby ispellit » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:40 pm

Thanks for discovering and sharing this gem, a2zme! I greatly enjoyed it !
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