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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on December 04, 2018, 06:17:45 PM »
Le Repaire du Ver Blanc
(the minutes are off, but this reply will take from the last reply to the end of the film.)

Sylvia (Amanda Donohoe)
1. Hairy underarms are apparently more popular in the U. K., then they are here in the U.S.

2. She's dead. She's alive. She's dead. She's alive. She's dead. She's alive.
She's dead. She fell to her death. She's alive. She was swallowed by the white worm.
She's dead. She was swallowed by the white worm. She's alive. It was killed by a hand grenade.
She's dead. She was killed by a hand grenade. She's alive. Being swallowed by the white worm protected her from the hand grenade.
If she stopped the loss of blood from her severed hand, then it is possible that she is still alive.

Kevin (Chris Pitt)
1. He's not only merely dead, he's really most sincerely dead. But, as it appears that it takes almost year for the white worm to digest what it swallows, and since he was swallowed much less than an year ago, it is possible that there is enough of him remaining in the white worm--undigested--that his body can be identified as a victim of Sylvia and the white worm.

James (Hugh Grant)
1. I have actually thought the scene with him on the plane, watching the two stewardesses wrestle, while holding a pen in his lap, is actually restrained. If it was less restrained, the scene would have the pen spouting ink.

2. While this may not be that common, this is not the 1st time I have seen this in an English work of fiction. When a gay man in England, wants to see whether another man is interested, he'll brush his hand across the other man's knee. And then the other man will respond in a way to show that he is interested or not interested. Thus, when both he and Angus are in the car, and he brushes his hand across Angus' knee, is James showing an interest in Angus? Has he always been interested in Angus, or is his interest a recent thing? Or, is his brushing his hand across Angus' knee, not deliberate, but accidental?

3. He smokes at the end of the film. I think this is the 1st time that we see him smoke. Actually, I think this is the 1st time we see anybody in the film smoke.

Next time: Eve, Angus, and miscellaneous.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by Iain Fisher on November 27, 2018, 09:53:27 PM »
"Which is why Lisztomania is such a disappointment, as of all this films to date that I have seen, I consider that to be the one with the worst acting."

I agree, a film I just don't like, but there are many sincere Ken fans who think it is one of the classics.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Ken Russels Treasure Island
« Last post by Iain Fisher on November 27, 2018, 09:50:15 PM »
A while since I saw this.  Not Ken's best effort, I can't remember much of the film, but it will be worth watching again.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / The Secret Life of Arnold Bax
« Last post by Rosebud on November 26, 2018, 06:54:31 PM »
I found "The Secret Life of Arnold Bax."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3srBobRq6Cw&t=184s
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on November 21, 2018, 05:24:12 PM »
Concluding . . .
Le Repaire du Ver Blanc
(minutes 76 - 90)

Erny (Paul Brooke)
a. Would he really, when he tripped o'er Angus' bagpipes and fell backward, have hit the sundial with enough force to penetrate his skull, which is one of the hardest bones in the body, and then caused the loss of his eye?

b. Acting
Really, if one looks at the scene, one sees what a good actor he can be. If he was any less of an actor, the scene of him being charmed by Angus playing the bagpipes, would be even more ridiculous than it already is.

Angus (Peter Capaldi)
a. Maybe it is possible, but seemingly note that he dials only a 5-digit number on the phone at Temple House to reach D'Ampton Manor.

Ken (director)
Absurdity
a. He often bumps up against absurdity in the film, but, he is such a good director and writer (IMHO) he seldom crosses the line o'er into absurdity territory.

Next time: Le Repaire du Ver Blanc (minutes 91 - finis)
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: It's the Little Things--in LOTWW--That Count
« Last post by BoyScoutKevin on November 15, 2018, 07:45:08 PM »
Continuing . . .
Le Repaire du Ver Blanc
(minutes 76 - 90)

Sylvia (Amanda Donohoe)
a. Why did she not see Angus and Mary, when she was called out from Temple House to D'Ampton Manor by the snake charming music? She was not that far away from them, when she left Temple House. Of course, maybe she was so hypnotized by the music, that she could only concentrate on the music, like snakes,  when they are--supposedly--charmed by music.

Mary (Sammi Davis)
a. Touch
Spray
Bite

Here we have an hallucination brought on by being bitten. Unlike Eve's whose hallucinations are brought upon by touching and being sprayed by snake venom.

b. Her being bitten is actually one of the 1st times, in a film, that we see one woman being bitten by another woman.

c. Why does she run to where she does? She runs away from Erny, then she runs back toward Erny, and then she runs into a place, where she can be trapped by Erny.

James (Hugh Grant)
a. How proverbial English? Note that he has a dart board in his home.

To be continued . . .

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