Based on the famous Gustav Holst musical suite, this musical film takes watchers on a magnificent journey of the planets of the Solar System.

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Based on the famous Gustav Holst musical suite, this musical film takes watchers on a magnificent journey of the planets of the Solar System. Written by Charles Halashuia

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Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Written by Gustav Holst
Performed by Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra
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Exciting images punctuate the classic score
23 August 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"The Planets" brings visual life to the classic Horst score with images that move beyond the graphic descriptions of the planets. It evokes thoughts of the solar system as it pertains to the systems that govern our lives, our society and our humanity. Ken Russell has always been known for his ability to let the audience feel uncomfortable. His images in this film are bold, but at the same time they show the subtle sensitivity that make all of his films so unforgettable.

He explores the same genre that Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass made famous, but his work in this film stand completely on its own.


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