“Wagner, no! Stay in hell where you belong!”
Although he started out directing pretty straight forward films like Billion Dollar Brain & The Music Lovers, Ken Russell’s career took a turn for the surreal with 1971’s criminally under seen & underrated The Devils.
In 1975, he released two films featuring Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of The Who. The first was a film adaptation of that band’s 1969 masterwork rock opera Tommy. The other is another under seen film, yet one that I would hesitate to call underrated: Lisztomania.Continue Reading →