Biographical film of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.
Did You Know?
Early in the film, Henri Gaudier is seen in the employ of a certain Mr. Saltzman, who hires him, not to create original works as he would like, but to make copies of other people's work. This may be a private joke on director Ken Russell's part, as the producer Harry Saltzman had some years earlier hired him, ostensibly with a view to producing one of Russell's personal projects (a film about Tchaikowsky), but in actual fact to make the third film in the "Harry Palmer" series, Billion Dollar Brain
(1967). Russell eventually made the Tchaikowsky film (The Music Lovers
(1971)) without Saltzman. 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.
Referenced in Moulin Rouge!
(uncredited) See more