Ken Russell: An Appreciation

Nov 29, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

One of the big surprises in my life came when I discovered that Ken Russell was happily married to a woman.

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Nov 29, 2011
 
Hate to see him go.
His movies were boring and claustrophic.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Nov 30, 2011
 

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He was outrageously over the top for his time. A straight guy with a gay sense of camp and absurdity.
Besides the famous "Women in Love" wrestling scene one of my favorites is the last scene in "The Music Lovers" where a bunch of loonies eat out Glenda Jackson as she stands over a grate.

I have to admit I never saw "The Devils" with the holy water enemas and other such shenanigans.

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Nov 30, 2011
 
Agreed. He was an over the top director for an equally over the top decade.

If there was any director who encapsulated the overripe '70s, it was Ken Russell.
JohnInToronto wrote:
He was outrageously over the top for his time. A straight guy with a gay sense of camp and absurdity.
Besides the famous "Women in Love" wrestling scene one of my favorites is the last scene in "The Music Lovers" where a bunch of loonies eat out Glenda Jackson as she stands over a grate.
I have to admit I never saw "The Devils" with the holy water enemas and other such shenanigans.

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