The thirty year-old hard-worker Bobby Grady is married with two children with the frigid Amy Grady and their marriage is in crisis. Bobby is invited to work in the night shift for the owner... See full summary »
Story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to the horror classic "Frankenstein." Disturbed drug induced games are played and ghost stories are told one rainy night at the mad Lord ... See full summary »
The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britian's industrial Midlands in the 1920s. Gerald Crich and Rupert Berkin are best friends who fall in love with a pair of ... See full summary »
Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: Beaty has a ... See full summary »
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.
Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating. Shortly thereafter, Lady Sylvia Marsh returns to Temple House, a nearby mansion,... See full summary »
Norman is quite happy selling newspapers outside Westminster station but his Grandfather (the Prime Minister) wants to get him "a more responsible job". A few favours are called in and ... See full summary »
Arrigo Boito's Il Mefestefele was first performed in 1868 and his most known work. In Ken Russell's modern interpretation presented by the Genoese Opera, it has Faust as an ageing hippy. He... See full summary »
A sequence featuring Ken Russell was shot but later scrapped. He can still be seen getting off a train car in the railway station segment. See more »
Sophie, a native speaker of Polish, is shown mispronouncing the Polish word rysowac' 'to draw': she says REE-so-vak although the correct Polish pronunciation is (approximately) rih-SOH-vats' (with the final -ts' sound pronounced palatalized, almost like -tch). See more »
My book is about sleep; that thick oily substance. Under the surface you float; half dreaming, half waking. Hidden, you hope, yet the world comes though. You cannot imagine the ways I've evolved to abolish myself there... under the surface. Half sleeping. Half waking. Leaving your worries and your clothes asleep. But the rent never sleeps and time never sleeps.
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Offbeat drama about the sculptor Henry Gaudier and his lover
This is an impressive story about the outlandish affair between the Polish Sophie Brzeska(Dorothy Tutin) and sculptor Henry Gaudier(Scott Anthony). Meanwhile, he falls in love with a rebel suffragist(Helen Mirren), Gaudier died in action during WWI at 10 p.m, near of Neaville(France) at 23 years old.
This is an intense and thoughtful tale about the platonic relationship proceeded in a Russel's style. It's a convincing picture though relies heavily on the stormy relationship between the artist Henry Gaudier and Sophie Brzeska. As the film displays his trademarks, extreme angle cameras, excessive facial close-ups, utilization of numerous camera shots with primary colors and overblown visuals. Excellent acting with deliberately theatrical performances. Magnificent main cast and secondaries actors, such as Helen Mirren, John Justin, Lindsay Kemp, Michael Gough and Peter Vaughn , among others. Glamorous cinematography with exceptional attention to detail and captivating images by Dick Bush, Hammer's usual cameraman. The motion picture is well directed with flamboyance style by Ken Rusell(1927-). He's an expert director, whose greatest success was in the 70s with an offbeat musical biographies, such as 'Mahler, Lizstomania, Music lovers(Tchaikovsky)' ,besides he directed another hits , as 'Women in love, Valentino and The Devils', and today still directing, as in production 'Moll Flanders'. This oddball biographic chronicle will like to Ken Russell fans.
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