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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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He's never loved another woman, has he, mother? No one else. But I, but I have so *many* lovers, so many lovers, so many, so many! See how many lovers, mother! See how many, how many, how many . . .
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The music lovers brims with Overblown romantic sun blessed cliches. But this film is as self indulgent, decadent and dramatic as Tchaikovsky's music itself. The camera swoops and glides with the music, history is artisticly crafted and the torture and pain felt in his music can bring compassion to the coldest of souls. Lyrical images accompany his concertos carrying the audience through various characters fantasies, personifying dreams and giving life to hidden secrets.Tchaikovsky is driven to insanity not only by his unquenching desire to write music, but also by his surpressed, socailly unacceptable homosexuality, his rejected wife and the horrific death of his mother. Russell presents the characters not as individuals but as an ensemble, always wanting what the other cannot give. Together they represent the flamboyant and fatalistic life of the Nineteenth Century.
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