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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / updates to Trapped Ashes
« Last post by Iain Fisher on May 11, 2021, 05:42:55 PM »
updates to Trapped Ashes: The Girl with Golden Breasts, not his best work- Mindbender and this battle for worst film category.

Ken in drag

Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / updates to Two Painters
« Last post by Iain Fisher on May 10, 2021, 09:02:09 PM »
Updates to an early monitor short about painters Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun.

Athol Fugard discussion / Fugard awarded honorary degree
« Last post by Iain Fisher on May 03, 2021, 07:47:55 PM »
The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria has conferred the honorary doctorate (honoris causa) in Literature on Fugard.  The virtual ceremony took place on 30 April 2021.

More details are here
Steven Berkoff discussion / Get your own personalised video from Steven
« Last post by Iain Fisher on May 02, 2021, 08:49:32 PM »
You can get Steven to record a personalised message for you.

Details are here.

The DVD of They Shall Not Pass: The Battle of Cable Street performed and written by Berkoff.  More details soon.

An interesting article on FilmSchoolRejects, 20 Apr 2021.

Classic films which were not even nominated for best film Oscars including
- Bride of Frankenstein "Bride of Frankenstein is a crushing follow-up to James Whale’s original gothic horror. The performances are more fine-tuned, the photography more sumptuous and intoxicating, and the heartache more palpable and relatable." (by Brad Gullickson)

- Peeping Tom "Surely, a film so beautiful and vibrant, so daring and bold, so uniquely and wholly cinematic would get the reception it deserves? Nope! To make matters worse, Peeping Tom also tanked director Michael Powell’s career in the UK."(by Anna Swanson)

- Magnolia "Perhaps its three-hour-plus runtime was too much for Academy members. Maybe it was too complicated. They should be ashamed either way" (by Neil Miller)

and of course Ken's The Devils
"What kind of Academy would have nominated The Devils for best picture? A bold Academy... The Devils is one of the most searing and upsetting visions of political corruption that’s ever been committed to celluloid. It is a genuinely dangerous piece of art. And I’m not sure the Academy really does danger." (by Meg Shields)

The article is here
Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Pop Goes the Easel
« Last post by Iain Fisher on April 17, 2021, 06:49:39 PM »
BBC iPlayer (on television Freeview and on Internet) have episodes of Monitor including
Pop Goes the Easel on painters Derek Boshier, Pauline Boty, Peter Blake and Peter Phillips.

Steven Berkoff discussion / Exorcist Vengeance
« Last post by Iain Fisher on April 13, 2021, 12:34:03 AM »
Berkoff has completed filming of horror film Exorcist Vengeance.

More details here

Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Music Videos by Jon Sorensen
« Last post 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

Sarah Kane discussion / Re: Crave live online
« Last post by Iain Fisher on April 02, 2021, 08:44:15 PM »
The production can be seen online again, it is highly recommended.  It is available from 18-29 May 2021.
For more details click here

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