Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ken Russell commemoration

All around New Zealand, fans of the cineaste are planning events to mark his demise.
Budgetary limitations meant that Russell had to curtail his original plans for the closing scenes of Lisztomania and only stage them like this:

Here the Pahiatua Extreme Wagner Society are preparing for their reconstruction of Russell's original intentions.

15 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

Roger Daltry? Ringo Starr? Penis? Nazis? Where do I sign?!!!!

No, I actually want to see this now. I've seen several Russell films, including the one in which he attempts to make his wife Teresa a serious STAH!!!!, "Whore." But I have not seen this one. But it looks like it's, erm, right up my alley.

vacuumslayer said...

Although nothing will top this.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Not even this?
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vacuumslayer said...

I haz a confoozed.

Substance McGravitas said...

I've seen several Russell films, including the one in which he attempts to make his wife Teresa

Theresa Russell was Nicolas Roeg's wife, and she was doing quite well for herself before she worked with Ken Russell.

Another Kiwi said...

Those crazy Pahiatuaians!

Another Kiwi said...

I am somewhat confused by Thundras link as well as it takes me to my astonishingly good favourites.

vacuumslayer said...

Theresa Russell was Nicolas Roeg's wife, and she was doing quite well for herself before she worked with Ken Russell.

Don't recall saying she wasn't.

Don't know why I thought she was married to Russell except that my teenage brain saw Russell and Russell in the credits and connected two dots that shouldn't have been.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

DOH!
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wiley said...

So. You can just click on a link and be subscribed to something. Interesting bit of hostage-taking that is. I'll be enjoying my captivity, that's just the way I roll.

Ain't the internet grand?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

No Amanda Donohue clad in merely a thin layer of blue paint? SHAN'T... BE... BACK!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

that bottom picture explains the need for all those beans.

Rachel said...

Trust the trusty N.Z.'ers to give this MegaArtist a proper send-off! A slicker-upper of classic camp and symbol basher extraordinaire; Russell would have ADORED those tuba cannons.

fish said...

Best movie review evah:

Sure there are some slow-moving moments in the flick — it can't all be gigantic cocks, Nazi vampires, Frankenstein/Wagner/Hitlers, and naked chicks with big boobs..

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

it can't all be gigantic cocks, Nazi vampires, Frankenstein/Wagner/Hitlers, and naked chicks with big boobs..

There were certainly a lot of drugs in teh 70s....