Jul 16, 2022
It’s not just a story of the life of Leonard Cohen. It follows the life of his song Hallelujah.
Leonard wrote 130-150 verses for the song. Took him years and years. Then when he released it on the album Various Positions, his label in the USA, Columbia Records, refused to release it. It never got played and was forgotten…until John Cale recorded it for the tribute album I’m Your Man and it began a life of its own. Now, it's legendary.
Started as a spiritual journey and ended, with various Leonard rewrites, to become a secular and sexy anthem.
Hallelujah took Leonard Cohen to audiences all over the World and into the soundtrack of “Shrek”.
The film is released this Friday in the USA and I’ve heard it opens across Canada very shortly.
This is smashing filmmaking and epic storytelling.
The directors are Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine and they are my guests on Saturdays Stew