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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / updates to Always on Sunday
« Last post by Iain Fisher on June 02, 2021, 09:59:28 PM »
"This film for me is one of the best Ken Russell made for the BBC and it is also... one of the most personal" (Brian Hoyle from DVD commentary).

Ken's Monitor film about the painter Henri Rousseau

Rousseau would measure people before painting them.

Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Van Gogh with Spike Milligan
« Last post by Iain Fisher on June 02, 2021, 06:20:31 PM »
In the DVD commentary for Always on Sunday Brian Hoyle says that Ken and British comedian Spike Milligan (the subject of a documentary by Ken) discussed a film on Van Gogh with Milligan in the title role.  Ken decided to wait until he had the opportunity to film it in colour rather than in black and white.

Steven Berkoff discussion / Brighton
« Last post by Iain Fisher on June 01, 2021, 09:05:43 PM »
A new film of Berkoff's work, Brighton based on Brighton Beach Scumbags.

Details are here

Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Ken Russell - Alice In Russialand
« Last post by Iain Fisher on May 31, 2021, 06:29:25 PM »
Another update to the site on Alice in Russialand (scroll down)

An interesting interview and Nureyev's behaviour was pretty bad.  I will add some of this to the Valentino page.

Michelle Phillips was recently interviewed on "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!."  In the second part of the interview she briefly talks about working On "Valentino."  Very fascinating recounts on how difficult and abusive Rudolph Nureyev was on the set.  She also wasn't too fond of Leslie Caron.  However, she loved Ken!!!  The clip starts at the 4:36 mark of the second part of the interview, which aired on the 3rd of May.  I think the whole interview is worth listening to.
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.

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