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Les Blank

Highest Rated: 100% Chulas Fronteras (1976)

Lowest Rated: 83% All in This Tea (2007)

Birthday: Nov 27, 1935

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA

Highly acclaimed, maverick auteur of off-beat documentaries ranging from "Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers" (1980, a cultural-folk history of the magic herb), to "In Heaven There Is No Beer?" (1984, on Polish polka dancing), to "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" (1980, the result of the eponymous German director's losing a bet with his former assistant, Errol Morris). Blank's best known work was the feature-length "Burden of Dreams" (1982), an extraordinary account of the production of Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo" (1982). His career was the subject of major retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1979), the National Film Theatre in London (1982) and the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris (1986). In 1990 the American Film Institute honored Blank with the Maya Deren award for outstanding lifetime achievement by an independent filmmaker. Combining obsessions with music and food, Blank gave his movies a taste and feel that few commercial filmmakers could match.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattoo Uprising Cinematographer - 2019
100% 50% How to Smell a Rose: A Visit With Ricky Leacock in Normandy Director,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 2014
No Score Yet 43% God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance Director - 2011
83% 80% All in This Tea Director,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 2007
No Score Yet 88% The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sworn to the Drum: A Tribute to Francisco Aguabella Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Julie: Old Time Tales of the Blue Ridge Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marc and Ann Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Puamana Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Innocents Abroad Director,
Cinematographer
- 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1990
No Score Yet 100% I Went to the Dance Director,
Cinematographer
- 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ziveli! Medicine for the Heart Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gap-Toothed Women Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Huey Lewis & the News: Be-Fore Director,
Producer
- 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Heaven There Is No Beer Director,
Producer
- 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sprout Wings and Fly Director,
Cinematographer
- 1984
94% 91% Burden of Dreams Director,
Cinematographer,
Producer
- 1982
No Score Yet 83% Poto and Cabengo Cinematographer - 1980
No Score Yet 75% Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers Director,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 1980
No Score Yet 71% Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Del mero corazón Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1979
No Score Yet 60% Always for Pleasure Director,
Producer
- 1978
100% No Score Yet Chulas Fronteras Director,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1976
87% 56% A Poem Is a Naked Person Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
$92.5K 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Pepper Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dry Wood Director - 1973
No Score Yet 80% A Well Spent Life Director,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1972
No Score Yet 92% Spend It All Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins Director,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 1970

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