In tribute to Ken Russell, who recently passed away at the age of 84, we have assembled a series of film stills from some of his most significant works.
Russell was something of a maverick within British cinema. His polarising and extravagant films depicted themes of music, religion, sex and violence with powerful imagery and sound. As a film maker he experienced his heyday in the 1960’s and 70’s. In the later years of his life he found it hard to gain financial backing, due to the controversy of his earlier work. It is likely that with his passing, a new phase of respect for his work will emerge.
WOMEN IN LOVE (1969)
THE DEVILS (1971)