Thursday, December 01, 2011

Farewell Ken

On the 27th November 2011, auter Ken Russell passed away. Like Jean Rollin before him, his passing hit me more than I would have thought and it is down to the fact that we will never again see a new Ken Russell film.

He was behind the segment, the Girl with Golden Breasts in the film Trapped Ashes and, of course, Gothic. Of his non-vampire films I particularly enjoyed Crimes of Passion and Salome’s Last Dance. My favourite Ken film was, however, Lair of the White Worm. In tribute, I offer you a pictorial stroll through Lair of the White Worm…

Mr Flint, archeologist

dramatic reconstruction

spitting venom

hallucinated visions

Killing Kevin

struggle between light and dark

cut in half

Charming Ernie

ready to bite

The worm

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