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Savage Messiah (1972)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  September 1972 (UK)
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Biographical film of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy Tutin ...
Sophie Brzeska
Scott Antony ...
Henri Gaudier
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Gosh Boyle
Lindsay Kemp ...
Angus Corky
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M. Gaudier
John Justin ...
Lionel Shaw
Aubrey Richards ...
Mayor
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Museum Attendant
Ben Aris ...
Thomas Buff
Eleanor Fazan ...
Mdme. Gaudier
Otto Diamant ...
Mr. Saltzman
Imogen Claire ...
Mavis Coldstream
Maggy Maxwell ...
Tart
Susanna East ...
Pippa
Judith Paris ...
Kate
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Biographical film of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

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All art is sex!

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Biography | Drama

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September 1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Barbár messiás  »

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In order to save money, copies of uncopyrighted Soviet recordings of Claude Debussy and Alexander Scriabin were made. See more »

Quotes

Henri Gaudier: Ah, you'll like my mother. She's wonderful.
Sophie Brzeska: I thought your mother lived in the country.
Henri Gaudier: Oh, that's my natural mother. My real mother is...
[produces photograph]
Sophie Brzeska: The Louvre! Aww, rubbish. 'Pretentious townhouse full of junk stolen from savages.'
Henri Gaudier: Art is made from art.
Sophie Brzeska: That's not what you said yesterday...
Henri Gaudier: That was yesterday!
Sophie Brzeska: Look! You said, and don't you dare tell me I'm wrong, that today's art cannot be made from anything except today!
Henri Gaudier: And where do you think today comes from, huh? Yesterday. Or ...
[...]
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Referenced in Moulin Rouge! (2001) See more »

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Castaldo March
(uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Novacek
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I Just Wanted It To Stop.
3 August 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I'm a huge Ken Russell fan, but this one is just a disaster, the movie is filled with Russell's trademark sumptuous visuals, but the main character spends the entire movie shrieking artistic clichés. The magic of Ken Russell is that he transports you to his own romantic view of the world, where the artist struggles to transcend the banalities of everyday life. But in this case it just falls flat, maybe if Oliver Reed had been cast as the main character, he would have lent the movie some of his characteristic intensity, but as it stands, the main character is woefully miscast. Not a patch on Song of Summer or Women in Love.


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