Composer and pianist Franz Liszt (Roger Daltrey) attempts to overcome his hedonistic life-style while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner (Paul Nicholas).
In 1926, the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female movie-goers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... 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.
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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Originally released in the UK as a reserved-seat roadshow presentation, complete with overture and intermission. See more »
I've got a title for your symphony: "The Pathetic". If it really is all about you. It's so much more fitting than "The Tragic". Just "Symphony #6 in B minor: The Pathetic".
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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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