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In "The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins" (1968), independent documentarian Blank profiles the Texas music legend. Blank covers an L.A. love-in in "God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance" (1968). The Cajuns of Southwest Louisiana are portrayed in "Spend It All" (1971). Guitarist Mance Lipscomb is remembered in ... more
Burden Of Dreams(1982)
A great film about making films, Les Blank's documentary follows German director Werner Herzog's struggle against all odds to complete his 1982 drama "Fitzcarraldo" in the jungles of Peru. Along with Herzog and star Klaus Kinski, the movie's original leads, Jason Robards and Mick Jagger, are featured in this incredible chronicle. 95 ... more