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skippy the bush kangaroo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ruby tuesday

spreading social capitalism

civil rights leaders support #occupywallstreet, infuriating fox news

has #occupywallstreet revealed america to be a full blown military state?

how not to create jobs

and rip brilliant, if almost always over-the-top british director ken russell
posted by skippy at 9:55 AM |


"if almost always over-the-top british director Ken Russell"

IF? The glory of Russell is that he knew how to Do Visual. Sometimes--say, Gothic--that made up for, er, the occaional lack of a strong script. (YMMV re: Tommy.)

His comparable is Greenaway; his second-rate successor is Tim Burton Doing Live Action (Tommy=Beetlejuice; as I said, YMMV).

Russell did things no one else could (or would) do with a camera. (As someone at Roger Ebert's FB page said, "Where else could you see the lead singer of The Who gun down Richard Wagner disguised as Hilter?") I'll take that over Mike Leigh any day.
commented by Blogger Ken Houghton, 11:07 AM PST  
absolutely no disagreement here, ken, but i think the word you are taking exception to is "almost," not "if."
commented by Blogger skippy, 12:08 PM PST  

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