WorldCat Identities

Russell, Ken 1927-2011

Works: 285 works in 870 publications in 8 languages and 12,983 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Documentary films  Biographical films  Church history  Television mini-series  Caricatures and cartoons  Music 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Actor, Scenarist, Production personnel, Performer, Film editor, Interviewee, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ken Russell
Tommy by Ken Russell( Visual )
93 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rock opera about a boy who is traumatized by the murder of his father. He is "cured" several years later, only to be hailed as a "Messiah."
Women in love by Ken Russell( Visual )
57 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sensual investigation of the relationships of two couples, exploring the thin line between love and lust
Altered states by Ken Russell( Visual )
31 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incredible terrifying tale of a research scientist experimenting with altered states of consciousness, and the horrors he finds in secret landscapes of the mind
Antonio Gaudí by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Everything comes from the great book of Nature; human attainments are an already printed book."--Gaudi, end title screen. The Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor united Neo-Gothic mysticism and grandeur with Art Nouveau lines, combined with a surreal apprehension of the power of nature. Less of a documentary than a tribute, Teshigahara's film becomes a place to get lost, a radically hypnotic travelogue that's completely symbiotic with its subject. Almost wordless, this visual rhapsody is accompanied by music from composer Toru Takemitsu, whose free-floating East-meets-West impressionism and organic flow mimics the sprouting curvilinear shapes of Gaudi's buildings
Marple ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. Sleeping murder: Gwenda arrives in England, looking forward to her impending marriage and new life in a lovely old coastal estate. But she begins to experience visions and Miss Marple concludes that the bride-to-be witnessed a murder in that very house as a child. By the pricking of my thumbs: Miss Marple teams up with two detectives, Tommy and Tuppence, to investigate the suspicious death of Tommy's Aunt Ada and sudden disappearance of Ada's friend, Mrs. Lancaster. The moving finger: When Jerry Burton moves to Lymstock to convalesce after a motorcycle crash, he meets villagers who traffic in gossip and double-entendres. But the accusations in several anonymous poison-pen letters go beyond the usual prattle and result in two citizens to commit suicide. Or were they murdered? The Sittaford Mystery: Among the guests at a Dartmoor hotel, a séance starts out as an amusing diversion to apss the time on a snowy evening but then takes a sinister turn
Lady Chatterley ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her paralyzed husband urges the repressed Lady Chatterley to find fulfillment and an heir for his fortune in the arms of another man, she embarks on a journey that changes her forever
Gothic by Ken Russell( Visual )
31 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1816, a sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of horror and madness. Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Shelley's fiancée Mary Godwin, her stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron's friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears and share the terrifying fantasies that chase them through the castle that night
Aria by Gustave Charpentier( Visual )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film collectif d'un spectacle musical dans lequel dix réalisateurs illustrent des airs d'opéra de leur choix reliés entre eux par la promenade d'un chanteur désabusé. Avec Bridget Fonda, Elizabeth Hurley, Theresa Russell, John Hurt, Buck Henry, Beverly D'Angelo, Anita Morris
The lion roars : Ken Russell on film by Ken Russell( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mahler by Ken Russell( Visual )
34 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biographical fantasia on Gustav Mahler's life based on his relationship with Alma Mahler
The Boy friend ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an assistant manager/gofer who is given a big chance after the leading actress hurts her ankle
The devils by Ken Russell( Visual )
23 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film centers on the staggering true-life dementia of events in France in 1643. After a priest who submitted to his own passions is accused of lewdness and sorcery, a mass exorcism is ordered for him and for an allegedly demon-possessed convent
The music lovers ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and French and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Not exactly a fact-based story of the Tchaikovskys' marriage, this is a lavishly produced picture with music played by the London Symphony Orchestra
The lair of the white worm ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lair of the White Worm tells the story of a woman who worships a pagan god, the White Worm. When a party of unsuspecting people visit her castle, she works her unique charms on one of the guests to use her as a sacrifice to the snake!
Prisoner of honor ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the Dreyfus Affair, one of the most notorious cases of criminal injustice in history
Faust by Charles Gounod( Visual )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A performance of Gounod's tragic opera based on the German Faust legend in which the aging philosopher and chemist sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for youth
Ken Russell at the BBC ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Debussy film: An impression of the music and life of the French composer Claude Debussy
Crimes of passion by Ken Russell( Visual )
23 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intense drama about a beautiful prostitute and an obsessed, street-corner preacher
Fire over England : the British cinema comes under friendly fire by Ken Russell( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lisztomania ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rock music extravaganza fantasizing the musical and erotic life of Franz Liszt
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.13 for Marple ... to 0.97 for Ken Russel ...)
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Alternative Names
Ken Russell
Russell, Alf 1927-2011
Russell, Alfred 1927-2011
Russell, Henry Kenneth Alfred.
Russell, Henry Kenneth Alfred 1927-2011
Russell, Ken A.
English (398)
French (21)
Italian (13)
Spanish (8)
German (7)
Multiple languages (5)
Japanese (4)
Hebrew (1)