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Ken Russell at the BBC

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 3 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Before making explosive features like THE MUSIC LOVERS, Ken Russell's pioneering work for British television blurred the line between fiction and documentary. Focusing on the lives of artists and composers, Russell's films presented evocative visions of lives past that didn't rely on talking heads or stock photographs, often using dramatizations to get to the heart of his tormented subjects. This seven-film collection presents an essential body of the director's work: ELGAR, his acclaimed portrait of British composer Sir Edward Elgar; THE DEBUSSY FILM, focusing on the French composer; ALWAYS ON SUNDAY, a portrait of painter Henri Rousseau; ISADORA: THE BIGGEST DANCER IN THE WORLD, a look at American dancer Isadora Duncan; DANTE'S INFERNO, an exploration of poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti; SONG OF SUMMER, about the final years of blind and crippled composer Frederick Delius; and DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS, Russell's incendiary biography of Richard Strauss.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1000038761

  • Critic Reviews
    "Russell's visual extravagance owes more to silent film expressionism than any British realist tradition."
    Film Comment

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Directors: Ken Russell
  • Run Time: 477:00
  • Released: 9/23/2008
  • UPC: 883929019694
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