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Ken Russell

Excerpt: Larry Kramer's First Big Battle

Robert Hofler | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Hofler

Today, Larry Kramer is known as one of the great gay activists and author of The Normal Heart. But forty-five years ago, he was a struggling producer-screenwriter ready to release his adaptation of D. H. Lawrence's classic Women in Love.

The Invisible Lighthouse: An Illuminating Chat With Thomas Dolby

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

"I am really strongly influenced by my environment, by where I am in the world, where I'm working, places I travel to, and the weather, and the atmosphere in general. So that's what makes the music cinématic, I think."

Goodbye, Ken Russell...

Malcolm Levene | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

It seems a little weird to read that Ken Russell has passed. Having met him on a number of occasions some years ago, he came across as someone who would always be with us.

In Memoriam Ken Russell: A Supergenius of Cinema Has Departed

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The world has just lost an undisputed Master of Cinema, English director Ken Russell. Truly, it's hard to believe that one man was responsible for so many outrageous and outstanding motion-picture experiences.

Oscar Nominated Director Passes Away

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.28.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON — Director Ken Russell got Oliver Reed and Alan Bates to wrestle naked, turned Vanessa Redgrave into a demonic nun and cast Ringo Starr a...

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman: Sparks and Guy Maddin Get Saucy With the Swede

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman is as unique and wonderful as musical theatre gets: a "what-if" fantasia plopping the celebrated Swedish director smack-dab in the sunny horrors of Hollywood, circa 1956.

Ken Russell & Dr. Kildare Tackle Tchaikovsky

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

It was touching to see Richard Chamberlain with his director of forty years ago, Ken Russell, at Sunday's American Cinematheque screening of the octogenarian's exuberant Tchaikovsky biopic, The Music Lovers.

Legendary Director Ken Russell Makes A Rare New York Appearance at The Film Society

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Ken Russell is one of the greatest directors of all time, a filmmaker who pushed the envelope both creatively and professionally -- and in many ways changed the face of cinema, inspiring many of my generation both aesthetically and personally.

Beyond Thunderdome: Tina Turner's Greatest vs. Nikka Costa's Latest

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Competing for the title "Best Female Pop-R&B Artist Deserving Your Limited CD Dollars" come two fierce competitors, both with new projects worthy of your consideration.