November 28, 2011

RIP Ken Russell (1927-2011)

It’s a trailer, so it is crude and brash and obvious and fails to convey the delicacy and elegiac tone of the film, but here it is: the trailer for Savage Messiah (1972), possibly my favorite of the late Ken Russell‘s theatrical releases.

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  1. Sheila Ryan on November 28th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Come to think, this trailer (not the film, I stress) is a fine example of the “commodification of dissent.”

  2. Sheila Ryan on November 28th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    One little snippet from the film.

  3. Sheila Ryan on November 28th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Y’all can’t resist this now, can y’all?