An imaginary portrait of composer Richard Strauss.
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The Strauss estate was so outraged by the film that an injunction was taken out, banning the use of Strauss's music on the soundtrack, effectively preventing any further broadcasts because the film can be seen but it cannot be heard. When clips from the film have been shown in TV documentaries about Russell, the director has taken an odd form of revenge by using pop versions of Johann Strauss Jr's music on the soundtrack. See more