Creative Person – Leonard Cohen (1967)

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Canadian poet Leonard Cohen who now resides on the island of Hydra in Greece, is shown in his native city of Montreal. The program explores Cohens childhood and his subsequent development as one of Canadas leading new writers. The film takes viewers to the house Cohen was brought up in as well as to the places of Montreal he enjoys frequenting his favorite bistro, a three dollar-a-day hotel, the public park, the exclusive section called Westmount, and a Greek grocery store. Cohen himself is shown at a recording session, at public readings of his poetry, displaying home movies of his childhood, and commenting on university life. He also reflects on his visit to Cuba, his girlfriend in Greece, his obsession with danger and his friends and their personalities.

Directors: Donald Brittain, Don Owen.
Writer: Donald Brittain.
Star: Leonard Cohen.
Composer: Don Douglas.
Cinematography: Paul Leach, Roger Racine, Laval Fortier.

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2 Comments

  1. December 11, 2022
    Reply

    Thank you, Jon!

    Fantastic documentary.

    (And welcome back!)

  2. Brian Michaels
    December 25, 2022
    Reply

    for me personally a revelation – I never knew that Cohen had been a young person . he just seemed to have been too knowledgeable to have been young. Great material here. love it.

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