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Blank, Les

Overview
Works: 133 works in 289 publications in 6 languages and 4,577 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Biography  History  Folklore  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Director, Cinematographer , Producer, Originator, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Les Blank, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Les Blank
Burden of dreams by Les Blank ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goes behind the scenes in the making of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects
Chulas fronteras ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features the music and culture of Mexican-Americans living in southern Texas, showing food preparation, family life, dances, fieldwork, and other social activities
Roots of rhythm by Eugene Rosow ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Remonta los orígenes de la música latina de España y África al Nuevo Mundo (Programa 1). Se centra en la música pop desarrollada en Cuba y examina como los Norteamericanos comenzaron a descubrir los tesoros musicales de esta isla (Programa 2). Muestra cómo la música española africana se ha hecho parte básica de la cultura musical popular de los Estados Unidos (Programa 3)"
J'ai été au bal I went to the dance ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the Cajun-zydeco countryside, its people and their dance halls blended with performances of the music and the recollections of its musicians. Features historical sequences about Joe Falcon, Amede Ardoin, Iry LeJeune, Harry Choates, and others
Wild wheels ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Car artist and filmmaker Harrod Blank drives his wildly decorated VW bug across the United States in search of fellow artists who have been moved to alter their autos beyond recognition. He finds forty-five of the most bizarre cars anyone has ever seen ... Even more fascinating are the people who drive these rolling art exhibits"--Container
Burden of dreams : screenplay, journals, reviews, photographs ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Always for pleasure ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captures the music, social and culinary aspects of Mardi Gras and focuses on the Black working class organizations that celebrate Mardi Gras elaborately masked as Indians
Garlic is as good as ten mothers ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrates the virtues of garlic, from a Chinese restaurant's sizzling wok to the stuffed piglet specialty of Berkeley's Chez Panisse and the garlic festival at Gilroy, Calif. Garlic enthusiasts describe the bulb's role in history, its medicinal qualities, and their own favorite garlic concoctions
Sworn to the drum a tribute to Francisco Aguabella ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film-portrait of the Afro-Cuban master drummer, Francisco Aguabella. Born in Cuba, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1957 where he made outstanding contributions to Latin popular music while maintaining his roots in traditional Afro-Cuban religious drumming. Film explores Aguabella's role both as a sacred drummer and a figure of historical influence in Latin Jazz, Pop and Fusion. Included are many interviews with musicians who have worked with him and have been influence by his music
Hot pepper a film ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the life and music of Black zydeco-blues accordionist Clifton Chenier. Captures the sources of his music in the lives and culture of southwest Louisiana's urban and rural French-speaking Blacks
In heaven there is no beer? ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows Polish-American polka musicians and polka dancers performing at festivals, dance halls, and small beer halls in the eastern and midwestern parts of the United States. Features the music of Eddie Blazoncyck and the Versatones, the Dick Pillar Orchestra, Renata and Girls, Girls, Girls, and the Mrozinski Brothers
Poto and Cabengo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of twin sisters, Grace and Virginia Kennedy, who were thought to have developed a private language inspires Jean-Pierre Gorin to investigate family, communication, and social environment
--All in this tea ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the world-renowned tea expert David Lee Hoffman to some of the most remote regions of China in search of the best handmade teas in the world. During his youth, he spent four years with Tibetan monks in Nepal where he was introduced to some of the finest tea. Unable to find anything but insipid tea bags in the U.S., Hoffman began traveling to China to find tea for himself, climbing up lush, terraced mountainsides to meet the farmers who practiced skills handed down through generations of tea makers for thousands of years
A well spent life ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captures the blues music of Mance Lipscomb, Black songster, sharecropper, and sage. Visits Lipscomb in his hometown of Navasota, Tex., where he communicates his thoughts and feelings about his past and the local life and culture
Živeli medicine for the heart ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at Serbian Americans and their music and culture. Filmed in Chicago and Northern California
Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fitzcarradlo is an obsessed opera lover who wants to build an opera in the jungle. To accomplish this he first has to make a fortune in the rubber business, and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local Indians
Chulas fronteras and Del mero corazon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two documentaries about Mexican-Americans in southern Texas. "Chulas fronteras" features their music and culture, showing food preparation, family life, dances, fieldwork, and other social activities. "Del mero corazon" explores the Mexican-American Norteña music tradition, showing various performers in dancehalls and cantinas
The Blues accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his own words and music, bluesman Lightin' Hopkins reveals the inspiration for his music
Werner Herzog eats his shoe by Les Blank ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
German film producer Werner Herzog is shown as he prepares to eat his shoe because of a lost bet. He explains that he performed the stunt to encourage novice producers to practice their art
Spend it all by Les Blank ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cajuns of southwest Louisiana still retain the language, camaraderie and old-world spirit of their French-speaking Acadian ancestors. This film captures the intense bravado and vitality of their lives in scenes such as quarter horse racing, coffee roasting, accordion building, cooking and eating supper along with the intoxicating music of the Balfa Brothers, Marc Savoy, Nathan Abshire and others
 
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Alternative Names
Blank, Leslie Harrod, Jr.
Languages
English (115)
German (9)
Spanish (7)
French (2)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)
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