Leonard Cohen - The Mind Of A Poet (DVD)
While hearing Leonard Cohen sing his self-composed songs is one of life’s finest experiences, to simply hear the man talk comes a close second. And while Leonard remains one of the best raconteurs in the business, to hear him converse and discuss all manner of topics across more than two hours of interviews with intelligent and sympathetic journalists, is a sheer joy.
Never less than entertaining, wise, humorous and enlightening, Cohen is also majestically humble, appropriately self-depreciating and never mean spirited nor arrogant. And whether discussing his years spent meditating in an LA monastery or the wicked theft of his life savings while doing so - or indeed his oft- noted attraction to the opposite sex, a topic much prompted by one female interviewer - this sage-like man speaks with honesty, humour and dignity at all times.
This DVD includes over 2 hours of rare filmed interviews with Leonard Cohen from various junctures across his career to date. A truly fascinating film is created from these sessions which all at once provide one of the best and most fascinating documents on this legendary performer.