Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen
|Ladies and Gentlemen... |
Mr. Leonard Cohen
|Directed by||Don Owen|
|Produced by||John Kemeny|
|Written by||Donald Brittain|
|Edited by||Barrie Howells|
Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen is a 1965 documentary about Leonard Cohen, co-directed by Don Owen and Donald Brittain, and written by Brittain. Produced by John Kemeny for the National Film Board of Canada, the film received the Canadian Film Award in the TV-Information category.
The documentary captures Cohen's career as a noted poet and novelist before he launched his career as a singer-songwriter in 1967. The original idea for the film had involved documenting a tour of Canadian poets, including Irving Layton and Earle Birney; however, that idea was abandoned when the filmmakers decided the other poets would not serve as charismatic film subjects.
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