A Desecrating Mirth: Ken Russell (1927-2011)

By Celluloid Liberation Front. ‘We don’t want to disrupt taxpayers from the benefit of cultural democracy, do we?’ (Museum Guard in Savage Messiah) British cinema lost with Ken Russell a vital antibody to its gangrenous pragmatism and aesthetic sclerosis. Russell’s imaginative exuberance has represented a refreshing if erratic presence within […]