Monday, November 28, 2011

Ken Russell died .. Boooo!... He did some rad stuff!

Ken Russell did Crimes of Passion which is one of my favorite movies. Its a MUST SEE, Kathleen Turner plays a fashion designer by day and a HOOKER named CHINA BLUE at night!?! She does all kinds of fetish scenarios with UBER double entendre and lines that youll use for a LIFE TIME... Anthony Perkins plays her stalker who is a whacked out street preacher. I learned a lot from China Blue....

He also did LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM which Ive NEVER EVEN SEEN but I had the POSTER on my wall growing up because I thought it was SO AWESOME! It was like LISA STANSFIELD popping out of a basket in black lame'!

I never met Ken Russell but my friend did and said he wanted to make a movie about people air dropping kittens with parachutes on jews trapped in concentration camps but because theyre so starving they dont keep them as pets but tear into them like ROTISSERIE CHICKEN!
Which reminds me I have to go eat dinner...
OH?! My friend Quinn was also quick to remind me Ken Russell gave us this. Probably one of the most bizarro moments ever captured on film. BARF now I CANT eat dinner!


Joel said...

Ken- RIP my favorite director. As you say, there are some wonderful lines in Crimes of Passion, specially Kathleen in her stewardess persona telling her trick that "while we may run out of PanAm coffee there's always plenty of TWA tea.

gavin said...

He was certainly one-of-a-kind and well worth watching. TOMMY is a classic.

I love how Larry Kramer was trashing him to for being "difficult" and they ended with a quote from Russell himself:

“I believe in what I’m doing wholeheartedly, passionately, and what’s more, I simply go about my business. I suppose such a thing can be annoying to some people.”