Ken Russell R.I.P.

28.11.2011 Misc Movies #R.I.P.

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Ken Russell (Regisseur von The Whos Tommy, Lisztomania, Gothic) ist gestern im Alter von 84 Jahren im Schlaf gestorben, Details sind noch nicht bekannt. Oben nochmal der Trailer zu Altered States, den ich mir tatsächlich grade am Wochenende erst wieder angesehen habe. Damn. Vom Guardian:

Ken Russell, the director behind the Oscar-winning Women in Love has died aged 84.

Russell died on Sunday in his sleep, according to his friend, the arts writer Norman Lebrecht.

Known for a flamboyant style that was developed during his early career in television, Russell's films often courted controversy. The Devils … a religious drama that featured an infamous scene between Oliver Reed and Venessa Redgrave sexualising the crucifixion – was initially rejected by Warner Brothers. It will finally be released in its entirety in March next year, when it will form part of the BFI's centenary celebrations.