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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: September 08, 2022, 01:23:10 AM »

Do you cover Alien Blood- I hope so !!!
Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: July 08, 2022, 03:25:33 PM »

Hi, Iain,
Hope you are all well. Am bringing out a bio book on 21 June 2023. Reminiscent of Derek Jarman's "Dancin Ledge" in feel, it will range across the part Ken played in my life, also working with John Boorman, Ridley Scott, Jim Henson, my experiences in film to include my own projects. My travels, and my life in supernature and the paranormal, which has followed me since my somewhat mystical Scottish childhood. Called "Imagine", I do hope this may be of interest, and I send you all my very best for now and a wee smile. Do take care of yourselves. In the spirit of Ken, keep your sense of wonder!
Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: April 04, 2021, 11:28:21 AM »

Thank you very much indeed, Iain.

I am away from today.

Again, if you are a fan of the original Alien (1979), which Ken was, the aforementioned podcast interview will be available in late April I am told, on the Perfect Organism site, and I-Tunes and all such.[/i]

All my very best, I send good thoughts and a wee smile.  :D

Jon Sorensen

Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:22:46 AM »

Thanks for these and as you say Alien was timeless.

Good luck in your intriguing remote location.

Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: March 29, 2021, 01:01:38 PM »

I worked on the original Alien (1979).
It has reared its' head again since I have just been interviewed for an American podcast covering my memories of contributing to the miniatures and visual effects. They won an Oscar.
I have posted three pieces of my ambient music, free to download and keep. These are from an album called "Alien 5". I saw no reason not to share them here. Ken was a fan of the movie.
Also, for those of you who are a fan of the original timeless Alien, there is also a link to a readable PDF containing photos and text, similarly dealing with my memories and impressions.
The music is here. Very mindfulness.
and the article is here.

I will be away in a remote location at least till the Autumn.
I want to wish you all the very best and applaud your interest still in Ken Russell.
Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: March 19, 2021, 04:40:24 PM »

There are now three new music videos up on my site, hopefully continuing the best tradition of Ken in matching my images to my music. These are of a "mindfulness" nature. Do take care of yourselves.

As a PS to you, Iain, I read your material on Dick Bush BSC who was a great cinematographer. His work always glowed and inspired me. He also photographed "The Philadelphia Experiment" and "Phase IV", and was the original DP on Jim Cameron's "Aliens". One of the solid old school.

Jon Sorensen
Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: January 18, 2021, 08:07:07 PM »

There is a new music video. "Distance". Others will appear over the year. Jon Sorensen.
Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: November 05, 2020, 08:30:30 AM »

Cool image. I had'nt seen that. I am reminded that a few years ago, the U.S. distributors of my "Alien Blood" were contacted by a U.S. TV show, (Dead Lawyers I think, I can't recall, I don't watch T.V.), who wanted to display a poster of my film in the show. On the wall of a serial killer! I'd give a lot to have that one of Ken's "Dracula". You have fun and take care too, Iain.

Jon Sorensen
Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: November 03, 2020, 12:26:26 AM »

Dracula by Ken would have been great. 

In the film Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat from 1989 there is a poster for the (unmade) film on the wall.

Take care and have fun

Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: November 02, 2020, 02:20:26 PM »

...recently had the chance to read a published version of Ken Russell's screenplay for his never made vesion of "Dracula". What a movie it would have made. Of course I presented Ken with a recording of my music composition "Ken Russell's Dracula", which was a poor substitute for making the film. Ken loved music so it seemed an appropriate gift. Also on the album I gave him was a track called "Ken Russell's The Living End". I had a chance to start watching the new BBC series of "Dracula", and whilst very clever, it makes me miss Ken's version even more. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year. In the "Time Of The Virus", please do take care of yourselves.

Jon Sorensen
Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: June 05, 2020, 11:45:50 AM »

...incidentally, whilst swinging by here, there is also a short piece, dedicated to Ken,
called "Voyager", amongst the short films on the site. I cannot listen to "Venus" from Holst's "The Planets" without remembering how I saw Ken's film on the "South Bank Show" in 1983, which made such an impression on me. Again, my very best to you all. Take care of yourselves.  ;D
Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: June 04, 2020, 10:04:30 PM »

Thank you so very much, Iain.
Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: May 20, 2020, 12:08:22 AM »

As you know I am a long time fan of your Alien Blood, and the Ken Russell influence is clear.  I saw it on TCM, and have the DVD which includes an insightful commentary.

I just watched Virus, some good hypnotic imagery.

Posted by: Jon Sorensen
« on: May 18, 2020, 06:25:53 PM »

I have a series of short music themed videos, made in the Ken Russell spirit. Of course, I still miss Ken terribly. There are more added in the Blog section. The most recent on the home page is "Virus".
Hope this finds you all safe and I send my love and best tou you and yours. The site also acts as a legacy of my film work starting with "Alien", and my photography. Jon Sorensen, May 2020.