Revealing Scenes From “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man” Documentary
The excerpt from “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man,” the 2005 documentary written and directed by Lian Lunson, currently on YouTube is a hodgepodge, comprising clips from other films, still photos, interviews with Leonard Cohen, and comments about Cohen by other musicians, but there are worthwhile segments, including
- An easily recognizable rendition by Cohen of “Born In Chains,” which was not presented formally as a song in concert until 2010
- Cohen’s discussion of his arduous method of songwriting
- Cohen’s notion of surrendering the expectation of winning he embodied in “A Thousand Kisses Deep”
- Photos and videos from Cohen’s childhood
- Video footage of Cohen’s LA home and his studio a short walk away
Also seen in this clip are brief commentaries by Edge, Nick Cave, and Bono.
The Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man” Videos
The brief YouTube video excerpt on which these notes were based can be viewed below (the segment featuring “Born In Chains” begins at 0:12). One can read more about the film and then view the entire documentary free of charge at View Complete “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man” Documentary Online Now.