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Offline Iain Fisher

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Inspiration for Ken's The Devils?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 03:14:26 AM »
When Ken worked on the BBC Monitor programme an episode on 26 Feb 1961, which Ken did not direct, features two short films.  One on John Whiting and his play The Devils (together with Huxley's book the sources of Ken's film from 1971), the other film on two composers one of whom was Peter Maxwell Davies who later composed the music for The Devils (programme details from The Radio Times).  The inspiration for Ken's film?  It seem too much of a coincidence to be otherwise.
http://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-film-the-devils.html