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Offline BoyScoutKevin

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Re: Russell's 10 Best Sex Scenes
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 07:43:24 PM »
With a three prong attack, these ten scenes show why Russell is such a great director.

(1st) His imagination.

Gothic
The all-seeing boob, which he'd continue with in "Trapped Ashes" with the all-biting boob.

(2nd) His boldness

Women in Love
Only the second or third film to feature full frontal male nudity in a mainstream film. and which would continue with his next film "The Music Lovers," which would be only the second or third film to feature oral sex in a mainstrea film.

Lair of the White Worm
The scenes with Amanda Donohoe (Lady Sylvia Marsh) and Chris Pitt (Kevin.) There have been other films in which a child is sexually assaulted then slain, "The Green Berets," "The Reckoning," "2020 Texas Gladiators," etc. but for the most part, this has happened off-camera, but the scenes in Russell's film happened, for the most part, on-camera.

Salome's Last Dance
In 1992, "The Crying Game" had a character who everyone thought was a woman, but turned out to be a man, and everyone went "Whoa!" But four years, before that, Russell did the same thing in "Salome's Last Dance." Same thing, but earlier.

(3rd) His skills

There are other directors that are equally imaginative and bold, such as Claudio Fragasso in "Troll 2."

Seductive villainess. Check
Teenage boy. Check
Seductive villainess seduces teenage boy. Check
Teenage boy shows some skin. Check
Seductive villainess kills teenage boy while having sex with him. Check

But, whereas Fragasso cannot seemingly . . .

direct actors
write
use a camera
edit
light a scene

Thus, making the scene a weaker scene. Russell can . . .

direct actors
write
use a camera
edit
light a scene

making the scene a stronger scene.

Next time: Mahler


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Re: Russell's 10 Best Sex Scenes
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 11:22:17 PM »
Salome's Last Dance
Dougie Howes (Phoney Salome) and the Dance of the Seven Veils.

The Savage Messiah
Helen Mirren (Gosh Boyle) walking down the stairs while stark naked.

Tommy
Roger Daltry (Tommy Walker) appearing shirtless.

Women in Love
Alan Bates (Rupert Birkin) and Oliver Reed (Gerald Crich) and the nude wrestling.

Next time: Final comments


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Re: Russell's 10 Best Sex Scenes
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 11:34:47 PM »
Well, both the authors of "Ken Russell: Re-viewing England's Last Mannerist" and the website imdb have "Gothic" down as being--at least in part--a horror film. Imdb also has "Gothic" as a biographical film, a drama, a mystery, and a thriller. All of which I think can be applied to the film. And I guess a little horror can be enough to qualify a film as a horror film.

As for the others, and these were as selected by those people who posted in their best scene from a Ken Russell film to this website, but anybody can have their favorites or not, whether they agree with this list or not. And they need not be from a horror film, as long as they are from one of Ken Russell's films.

Crimes of Passion
Kathleen Turner (China Blue), Randall Brady (a policeman), and a night stick.

The Devils
the rape of Christ sequence

Lisztomania
Roger Daltry (Liszt) and the giant pen*s.

The Rainbow
Sammi Davis (Ursula Brangwen) and Amanda Donohoe (Winifred Inger) and naked backrubs in front of the fire.

More to come

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Re: Russell's 10 Best Sex Scenes
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011, 03:39:07 AM »
I am being very slow, sorry, in reading the details of the post.  But is Gothic horror?  Some horror but overall, would it appeal to a horror fan more than a literary fan?

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Re: Russell's 10 Best Sex Scenes
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011, 01:01:57 PM »
Just noticed it is from horror films, so neither of mine would count

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Re: Russell's 10 Best Sex Scenes
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011, 01:03:15 AM »
Two of ten!!!

What were the others?  My guess it includes
- Last Tango in Paris with Brando

And I guess it doesn't include
- Empire of the Senses

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Russell's 10 Best Sex Scenes
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 10:18:41 PM »
The first two come from John Olsen's '10 Best Horror Movie Sex Scenes" from Amy Wallace's "The Book of Lists: Horror."

"Gothic"
Julian Sands (Shelley) and Myriam Cyr (Claire Clairemont)
and the optical nipples

"Lair of the White Worm"
Amanda Donohoe (Lady Sylvia Marsh) and Chris Pitt (Kevin)
and the seduction.

That Russell so dominates the list, having two scenes listed, when everybody else has only one, is just further proof (IMHO) of his strengths as director and screenwriter. And having seen that second scene dubbed into German, it is also his ability with a camera and editing a scene, that makes him such a great director.

More scenes to come.