In Memoriam: Ken Russell
On Monday, the movie world lost a major directorial talent with the passing of Ken Russell. He remains one of my most treasured directors, many of his films I include among my all-time favourites, especially Salome's Last Dance, The Devils and Gothic. His visually rich cinematography was a major influence on my maturity as a Visual Artist.
I won't go into biographical details here, you can read that at Wikipedia. What I will do is share a couple of photos from Salome. The poster is one of the most hilariously erotic I have ever seen.
I saw this on the big screen on it's first release when I was about 18 and it blew me away.
I adore Glenda Jackson as Herodias, especially the frock!
And of course...the trailer for your enjoyment!