Ken Russell

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Gender:

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Country:Flag of England.svg England
Born: 03 Ιούλιος 1927
Died: 27 Νοέμβριος 2011
Age: 84
Zodiac sign: Farm-Fresh zodiac cancer.png Cancer
IMDb ID: nm0001692
TMDb ID: 32327
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Henry Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011) was an English film director. He is known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his controversial style. He has been criticized as being over-obsessed with sexuality and the church. His subject matter is often about famous composers, or based on other works of art which he adapts loosely. Russell began directing for the BBC, where he did creative adaptations of composers' lives which were unusual for the time. He also directed many feature films independently and for studios.

He is best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980).

One noted admirer, the British film critic Mark Kermode, attempting to sum up the director's achievement, called Russell; "somebody who proved that British cinema didn't have to be about kitchen-sink realism - it could be every bit as flamboyant as Fellini. He now makes very strange experimental films like Lion's Mouth and Revenge of the Elephant Man, and they are as edgy and out there as the work he made in the 1970s."

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Filmography

Director

Cinema

YearOriginal titleGreek titleIMDbMyMDb
1988The Lair of the White Worm5.9
1987Aria5.8
1986GothicΓκόθικ5.8
1984Crimes of Passion6.3
1980Altered StatesΑνεξέλεγκτες καταστάσεις6.9
1975Lisztomania6.6
1975TommyΤόμμυ6.6
1972Savage Messiah7.2
1971The Devils7.9

Writer

Cinema

YearOriginal titleGreek titleDirectorIMDbMyMDb
1988The Lair of the White WormKen Russell5.9
1987AriaKen Russell
Robert Altman
Derek Jarman
Nicolas Roeg
Jean-Luc Godard
Julien Temple
Charles Sturridge
Bruce Beresford
Bill Bryden
Franc Roddam
5.8
1975TommyΤόμμυKen Russell6.6
1975LisztomaniaKen Russell6.6
1971The DevilsKen Russell7.9


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