Then We Take Trouville: The Making Of The Leonard Cohen-Dominique Issermann First We Take Manhattan Music Video

Then We Take Trouville

This quirky, entertaining, little-seen video, featuring Joe Cocker’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “First We Take Manhattan,” documents, as the YouTube description has it, “the making of the music video “First we take Manhattan then we take Berlin” of Leonard Cohen directed by Dominique Issermann in 1988.” It also offers a batch of shots of Leonard and Dominique Issermann producing a film in the rain.

Then We Take Trouville

Update: Suitcases, Trains, & The Pied Piper of Hamelin – Dominique Issermann Talks About Working With Leonard Cohen To Make His “First We Take Manhattan” Video

The First We Take Manhattan Video

The final version of the video produced for First We Take Manhattan is embedded below.

Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan

Credit Due Department: Thanks to Esther Park, who alerted me to this video.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Aug 29, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com.

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