The compelling and bizarre story of Tchaikovsky's life and music. In Ken Russell's own words: "It's the story of the marriage between a homosexual and a nymphomaniac." Written by
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Glenda Jackson (Nina) and Andrew Faulds (Davidov) would later serve together as Labour MPs in the British House of Commons from 1992 to 1997. Jackson was the MP for Hampstead & Highgate from 1992 to 2010 and for Hampstead & Kilburn since 2010 whereas Faulds was the MP for Smetwick from 1966 to February 1974 and for Warley East from February 1974 to 1997. See more »
I've got a title for your symphony: "The Pathetic". If it really is all about you. It's so much more fitting than "The Tragic". Just "Symphony #6 in B minor: The Pathetic".
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"Music Lovers" has long been labored over as another of Ken Russell extravagant excess baggages. Seeing it again has made me realize that the film is rather brilliant--not in cinema style but in conception. From the very start it seems to capture the schizoid world of Tsaichovsky and the social milleau he was forced to grip with. The point of view shots and the subsequent dream sequences in the early portion of the film capture this in brilliant colors and sharp editing. As the musician falls into his double life the scnes build to the scarring climax. Performances are excellent. The film may not be totally accurate, but who cares?
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