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Re: Ken Russell quiz
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2023, 11:00:33 PM »
Good attempts here and by email.  No-one got 100% (not even me who got a question wrong).

Which is the only Ken Russell film to have a sequel?  It was not directed by Ken.
Whore 2 (it is not very good and only vaguely related to Whore)


The Rainbow directed by Ken is a sequel (actually prequal) to Women in Love, both novels by D.H. Lawrence

Which film of his is one of the few non-Beatles films to include a Beatles song (not a cover)?
Billion Dollar Brain

Which film includes a homage to Eisenstein’s Alexander Nevsky?
Billion Dollar Brain

The connection between Russell, Godard and Sturridge?
The compilation film Aria.  The best segments are by these three.  Disappointing segments were by Jarman and Roeg

Which film has a script based on a translation by his then wife Vivian?
Salome's Last Dance.  Oscar Wilde wrote the play Salome in French to (unsuccessfully) avoid the censors who forbad depiction of biblical scenes on stage

Which film star has a role in Altered States aged five?
Drew Barrymore

Which ballet dancer appears in five Russell films as well as two television films?
Christopher Gable, notably as Fenby in Song of Summer.  He was principal dancer at the Royal Ballet


The connection between Polanski’s Cul de Sac and French Dressing?
Error in the question: The connection between Polanski’s Cul de Sac and Billion Dollar Brain?
Francois Dorleac appears in both.  B$B was her last film, she died before the premiere aged 25

Which film was later adapted into 3D?
Gothic (very bad in 3D)

 
Which film includes a homage to Death in Venice?
Mahler

Which actor has appeared in the most Russell films (excluding television films): Oliver Reed/ Glenda Jackson/ Murray Melvin/ Christopher Gable / Georgina Hale?
Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed and Christopher Gable with 5 each.
If you include TV it becomes
Oliver Reed      5 + 4 + 1 Radio
Glenda Jackson      5 + 1
Murray Melvin      3 + 4
Christopher Gable   5 + 2
Georgina Hale      5 + 1


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Re: Ken Russell quiz
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2023, 12:55:36 AM »
Good answers, some right, some wrong.  Answers in August.
I'm modifying question 1- the title must be the same as the original film with a number added, so (a fictional one) Billion Dollar Brain 2

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Re: Ken Russell quiz
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2023, 03:33:48 AM »
I'll give it a go. Without any cheating  :)

Which is the only Ken Russell film to have a sequel?  It was not directed by Ken.
Billion Dollar Brain - already a sequel itself, but followed by two more in the nineties.

Which film of his is one of the few non-Beatles films to include a Beatles song (not a cover)?
Again, Billion Dollar Brain. I believe it's been silenced and/or snipped from all home video releases. Probably used without permission and now too expensive to clear.

Which film includes a homage to Eisenstein’s Alexander Nevsky?
Can't answer, I glanced at the last post.

The connection between Russell, Godard and Sturridge?
All directed TV films commissioned by London Weekend Television??? Although, Godard's British Sounds was rejected.

Which film has a script based on a translation by his then wife Vivian?
Considering the rich language, Salome's Last Dance?

Which film star has a role in Altered States aged five?
Drew Barrymore

Which ballet dancer appears in five Russell films as well as two television films?
You've got me. It's not right, but Rudolf Nureyev?

The connection between Polanski’s Cul de Sac and French Dressing?
Pass

Which film was later adapted into 3D?
Pass again

Which film includes a homage to Death in Venice?
Mahler

Which actor has appeared in the most Russell films (excluding television films): Oliver Reed/ Glenda Jackson/ Murray Melvin/ Christopher Gable / Georgina Hale?
Glenda Jackson?

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Re: Ken Russell quiz
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2023, 02:27:00 AM »
Huh, I actually know the answer to the third one.

Billion Dollar Brain. The scene of the final battle is a homage to Eisenstein’s Alexander Nevsky.

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Ken Russell quiz
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2023, 07:05:56 PM »
Which is the only Ken Russell film to have a sequel?  It was not directed by Ken.

Which film of his is one of the few non-Beatles films to include a Beatles song (not a cover)?

Which film includes a homage to Eisenstein’s Alexander Nevsky?

The connection between Russell, Godard and Sturridge?

Which film has a script based on a translation by his then wife Vivian?

Which film star has a role in Altered States aged five?

Which ballet dancer appears in five Russell films as well as two television films?

The connection between Polanski’s Cul de Sac and French Dressing?

Which film was later adapted into 3D?

Which film includes a homage to Death in Venice?

Which actor has appeared in the most Russell films (excluding television films): Oliver Reed/ Glenda Jackson/ Murray Melvin/ Christopher Gable / Georgina Hale?