Monday, February 14, 2011

238) Lisztomania (1975) and 247) The Devils (1971)

238) Lisztomania (1975) Dir: Ken Russell Date Released: October 1975 Date Seen: July 21, 2010 Rating: 4/5

247) The Devils (1971) Dir: Ken Russell Date Released: July 1971 Date Seen: July 28, 2010 Rating: 4/5

Russell's work, the more I think about it, really is tremendous in its own ribald, self-involved way. Check out my Devils-centric piece for the New York Press.



  2. After doing my retrospective on him (which I still need to finish!), I've learned to love the little bugger.

    Loved this piece on THE DEVILS; although, you liked the Liszt movie (based on your rating), significantly more than I did. Maybe I should revisit it and not be so thrown off by the Benny Hill-ness of that opening sequence. I think that really threw me, and I wasn't able to track with the film the rest of the way. Too bad about ALTERED STATES not being shown (talk about your wonderfully inane and silly film experiences). Are they at least showing MAHLER at this retrospective?

  3. Thanks, Kevin.

    They did show MAHLER at the retro last year; I have a copy lying around here somewhere.