Farewell Ken Russell

Film director Ken Russell, who was Oscar-nominated for his 1969 film Women In Love, has died at the age of 84.
Let’s hope we get to see some of his classic BBC documentaries again please, Isadora, Debussy, Elgar.
excerpts from the BBC report :-
“Film-maker Michael Winner hailed Russell’s “duplicity of mind”, adding he had made an “enormous contribution” to British cinema.

“He pushed the barriers completely and got away with it sometimes and didn’t others, but he made some startling movies,”

“He had an eye for the composition of each image on the screen – a great eye for imagery and then, of course, he had a great idea for the grotesque.”

Friend and cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht said: “Among many achievements that spring to mind, he made British cinema less insular and self-referential.”

“He was also a leading creative force in the history of British television. He will be widely mourned.”

Ken Russell: A true British original

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