Presented his own trailers on Channel 4 for a season of his movies on digital channel More4.
8 Print Biographies |
6 Interviews |
7 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Alfred Russell | Alf Russell
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[on working with William Hurt
on Altered States
(1980)] I hired William Hurt for "Altered States" and found I was his analyst for six months. It wasn't the part he talked about, never that, but how it was such a terrible thing being a billionaire after being born in abject poverty. I was quite deferential to him, but my wife listened to the crap he was talking and said, "Okay, preppy, let's cut ...
One of his staunchest allies was Stan Brakhage
, the experimental American film-maker whose work was in a different world from Russell's, but who frequently showed his films to students as object lessons in effective audacity.
Frequent use of extreme facial close-ups