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A well spent life

Author: Les Blank; Skip Gerson; Criterion Collection (Firm),
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2014] [2014]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An uncompromisingly independent filmmaker, Les Blank (Burden of Dreams) made documentaries for nearly fifty years, elegantly disappearing with his camera into cultural spots rarely seen on-screen, mostly on the peripheries of the United States, but also occasionally abroad. Seemingly off-the-cuff yet poetically constructed, these films are humane, sometimes wry, always engaging tributes to musicians, food, and all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Music
Named Person: Mance Lipscomb; Clifton Chenier; Clifton Chenier; Mance Lipscomb
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Les Blank; Skip Gerson; Criterion Collection (Firm),
OCLC Number: 894921351
Language Note: English or French dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.
Credits: Shot and edited by Les Blank ; sound, Skip Gerson.
Description: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Contents: A Well Spent Life --
Dry Wood --
Hot Pepper.
Other Titles: Dry wood.
Hot pepper.
Dry wood
Hot pepper
Responsibility: a film by Les Blank with Skip Gerson. Dry Wood ; Hot pepper / A film by Les Blank with Maureen Gosling.

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An uncompromisingly independent filmmaker, Les Blank (Burden of Dreams) made documentaries for nearly fifty years, elegantly disappearing with his camera into cultural spots rarely seen on-screen, mostly on the peripheries of the United States, but also occasionally abroad. Seemingly off-the-cuff yet poetically constructed, these films are humane, sometimes wry, always engaging tributes to musicians, food, and all sorts of regionally specific delights.

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