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Re: super amanda
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 10:40:43 PM »
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"A classic set of Encyclopaedia Britannicas always features two sets of books; one for ready reference and another for knowledge in-depth. Oddly enough Ken is mentioned as an author first and filmmaker second. (Ironically, his indepth mention shares the same page as Paddy Chayefsky whom went to war with  in that same era (provoked) over Altered States.)  Ken has mentions in both sets while Sir Edward Elgar only gets a mention in ready reference. Granted, it is a longer than average reference but it seems odd that his life was not given an longer appraisal and biography or that he was not at least mentioned briefly elsewhere."

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 02:37:27 PM »
From the 9 Sept entry on Elgar

"...Tears seeped out of my eyes for an hour afterwords (not sobbing but seeping). I can't  believe the way Elgar and his hopes and despairs just came to life. This was the first work of Ken's in which the WORK artists go through became clear to me. This seems to be the recurring theme of all seven films; Elgar, Duncan, Debussy, Rosetti, Delius, Rousseau and yes, even Reeck-hard Strauss worked, lived and were their art to extent that I don't think exists anywhere today. If it does it is isolated with a few people globally and we must find them. I could have easily named two dozen other artists within each film, connected to the seven, who were working as hard. Comparatively, Earth was once a world of artists. These films are STUNNING..."

http://superamanda.blogspot.com/2011/09/ken-russell-at-bbc-and-stendahl.html

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 11:39:22 PM »
and she now has some clips from the film on her site

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 06:07:12 PM »
Sunday's Super Amanda blog was on The Dance of the Seven Veils. She also links to an interesting article
http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/the-forgotten-strausswitz

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 12:41:11 AM »
Super Amanda says "from July 3rd 2011 until July 3rd 2012, I am blogging every single day about the life and work of British film maker Ken Russell."

Sounds good fun.

http://superamanda.blogspot.com/2011/08/riots-race-ken-russell.html