The Criterion Collection - Spine #737
There’s little that I can say to convince you that Les Blanks’ Always for Pleasure, a collection of well over a dozen films taken from a career that spanned well over four decades, is worth watching. The proof is in the work itself. And if you love living, if you love life, you’ll find a lot to love about this man and his work.
Blank was a documentarian from the “Shut Up and Listen” school of documentarians and his work was all about letting the subjects and settings speak for themselves.
There’s no overarching theme when it comes to his subjects; all personalities and lifestyles were considered worthy and valuable in the eyes of…