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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell => Savage Messiah: Ken Russell => Topic started by: Iain Fisher on January 15, 2008, 10:08:13 PM

Title: A Kitten for Hitler / On Ken Russell
Post by: Iain Fisher on January 15, 2008, 10:08:13 PM
Ken's short home made film A Kitten for Hitler is available on the Comedybox
www.comedybox.tv (http://www.comedybox.tv) .

There is a good chance he will do other films for the Internet.

Iain
Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on February 09, 2008, 05:12:01 PM
I guess that pays the bills, but I was hoping for something more. I thought we might get that with "Trapped Ashes," but now it seems that is bypassing theaters and going straight to dvd. Maybe if "Moll Flanders" ever gets made, that'll get a theatrical release.
Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: Iain Fisher on February 10, 2008, 11:40:15 PM
I'd love to see Ken do Moll Flanders with a full cast and crew.  His ability to take a complex novel and bring out the essence (as he did for the DH Lawrence films, and Huxley's The Devils) would be perfect for Defoe's novel.  Someone who understands it, but is not intimidated by it.

Iain
Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: Nick Jones on September 19, 2008, 08:59:21 PM
Comedybox is now a part of MySpace, and 'Kitten' is nowhere to be found. Damn you, Rupert Murdoch!!!
Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: John Gargo on September 25, 2008, 01:38:01 PM
Glad I saw it before it got pulled! 

Anyway, I see no reason why the short can't be uploaded onto Youtube.  Russell rightly laments about the current state the filmmaking industry, but while he has returned to his low budget roots, he should be taking full advantage of the internet to broadcast his latest work.

A "Ken Russell Productions" page on Youtube is long overdue, in my opinion.
Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: Iain Fisher on September 25, 2008, 05:51:41 PM
I've got a copy of Kitten.  I will put it on the site until it finds a permanent home.
Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: Iain Fisher on September 25, 2008, 10:13:30 PM
I managed it, so Kitten is back on-line

http://www.iainfisher.com/films/ken-russell-kitten-for-hitler.html (http://www.iainfisher.com/films/ken-russell-kitten-for-hitler.html)

Iain
Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: Iain Fisher on September 25, 2008, 10:54:36 PM
busy busy busy.  On Ken Russell is on the site again

http://www.iainfisher.com/films/on-ken-russell.html (http://www.iainfisher.com/films/on-ken-russell.html)
Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on October 04, 2008, 07:12:13 PM
If it is the same documentary that can be found on YouTube, then I have seen it, and I recommend it for anyone who wants an introduction to Russell and his films. Just one question. When will it be fleshed out to a full-length documentary on one of our favorite directors.
Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: Iain Fisher on November 06, 2008, 01:16:07 AM
Possibly it will be expanded with one more interview, someone close to Ken.

Title: Re: A Kitten for Hitler
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on November 22, 2008, 10:38:18 PM
Possibly it will be expanded with one more interview, someone close to Ken.



I'm looking forward to it. And when you do, be sure to let us know.