KEN RUSSELL’S 1970’S

KEN RUSSELL’S 1970’S

The following is some companion content and information for our podcast series DECADES OF RUSSELL. We are providing mostly links and trailers. We have also provided a link to an article we thought offered a good taste of where Russell was at, at the beginning of the decade, a decade that many consider to be his greatest decade, the 1970’s.

Similar to our DECADES OF CRONENBERG series we did a while back, we are exploring with some rather intelligent friends of ours, via our podcast DINNER WITH LYNCH a decade by decade take on the work of the master of chaos MR. KEN RUSSELL.

THE PODCAST

This is an unedited discussion hosted by your friends DAN PULLEN and BRADLEY J KORNISH. This episode is the first of four episodes dedicated to the work of Director KEN RUSSELL. In this first episode of DECADES OF RUSSELL, we are talking about Ken Russell’s films of the 1970’s Our guests for this episode were Lisi Tribble-Russell of Gorsewood Films & Ken Russell Productions as well Marcus Pinn from PINNLAND EMPIRE and ZEBRAS IN AMERICA. Dan and Bradley shared some of their own Ken Russell movie going experiences and Marcus and Lisi share some of their own early film watching experiences as well. DID WE SAY LISI TRIBBLE-RUSSELL and MARCUS PINN WERE ON!! For this episode we discussed: The Music Lovers The Devils The Boy Friend Savage Messiah Mahler Tommy Lisztomania & Valentino

Here is an interview Ken did at the beginning of the decade with FILM COMMENT

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RUSSELL’S 1970’s OUTPUT

THE FILMS

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– 1971 –

1971 WAS FUCKING BANNANAS FOR RUSSELL, WITH THE RELEASE OF “THE DEVILS” “THE MUSIC LOVERS” and “THE BOY FRIEND” RUSSELL HAD ARGUABLY ONE OF THE GREATEST YEARS OF ANY MODERN FILMMAKER

THE MUSIC LOVERS

Music Lovers (The) - Original Cinema Movie Poster From pastposters.com  British Quad Posters and US 1-Sheet Posters

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THE DEVILS

The Devils Movie Poster | Half Sheet (22x28) Original Vintage Movie Poster

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THE BOY FRIEND

The Boy Friend (The Boyfriend) Movie Poster | Subway 2 sheet (45x59)  Original Vintage Movie Poster | 3517

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– 1972 –

1971 KEN GAVE US “SAVAGE MESSIAH” A CRITICAL FAVORITE, BUT ONE OF HIS MOST UNDERSEEN AND LEAST TALKED ABOUT FROM THE DECADE

SAVAGE MESSIAH

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– 1974 –

1974 BROUGHT US “MAHLER” A QUIETER THAN USUAL FILM FOR RUSSELL, A FILM THAT SEEMS TO BE FILLED WITH SELF REFLECTION. MAHLER IS DEFINATELY ONE OF RUSSELL’S MOST POETIC FILMS

MAHLER

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– 1975 –

IN 1975 WE SAW TWO OVER THE TOP MUSICALS FROM RUSSELL, ONE A COMMERCIAL SUCCESS AND THE OTHER A BOX OFFICE FLOP THAT ENDED RUSSELL’S LONGTIME RUN OF BRILLIANT FILMS INTERPRETING THE LIVES AND WORK OF CLASSICAL COMPOSERS

TOMMY

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LISZTOMANIA

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– 1977 –

RUSSELL’S 1970’S RELEASES ENDS WITH THE FILM ‘VALENTINO’ COWRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY RUSSELL. VALENTINO MAY HAVE BEEN A COMMENTARY ON THE FILM INDUSTRY. THE STORY OF HOW FILM IMPACTED THE LIFE OF ONE OF IT’S EARLIEST STARS SEEMS TO BE A FITTING TOPIC FOR RUSSELL ENDING THIS PHASE OF HIS CAREER MOVING ON TO HIS VERY ECLECTIC OUTPUT OF THE NEXT DECADE

VALENTINO

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RUSSELL ended the seventies by starting work on his 1980 SCIENCE FICTION-HORROR masterpiece “ALTERED STATES” my next RUSSELL post will be on RUSSELL’S 60’s

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