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Thor
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A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow composer Richard Wagner. The film begins during the time when Franz would give piano performance to a crowd of shrieking teenage fans while maintaining affairs with his (multiple!) mistresses. He eventually seeks Princess Carolyne of St. Petersburg (at her invitation), elopes, and, after their marriage is forbidden by the Pope, he embraces the monastic life as an abbé. Written by Jonathan Dakss <dakss@columbia.edu>

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The erotic, exotic electrifying rock fantasy... It out-Tommy's TOMMY.


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29 January 1976 (Netherlands)  »

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Fed musik og sex på drengen  »

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Oliver Reed: the man who seals the door of the "fumigation" room at Carolyne's palace. See more »

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Richard Wagner: Is it true that when Liszt was a kid he played Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata at a concert and the composer himself jumped up and kissed him?
Rossini: Certainly Beethoven kissed the boy. By that time he was as deaf as a post.
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Music by Rick Wakeman Assisted by Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner See more »

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Featured in Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil (2012) See more »

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Hell
Composed by Franz Liszt
Performed by Linda Lewis
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Brilliantly weird!
22 January 1999 | by (Moncton, NB, Danada) – See all my reviews

Where else are you going to find a movie about famous composers, Frankenstein, Thor, Hitler, Superman, a lich, cigars, vampires, philosophy, perversion, papacy, war, love, Charlie Chaplin, and heaven? And where else will you see a penis kick line? This movie removes the need for mind-altering drugs. Seeing it is a trip unto itself.


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