WorldCat Identities

Russell, Ken 1927-2011

Works: 328 works in 1,069 publications in 8 languages and 13,459 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Horror films  Biography  Musical films  Documentary films  Rock films  Science fiction films  Biographical films  History 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Actor, Scenarist, Production personnel, Performer, fmd, Restager , Film editor, fmp, Interviewee, Other, fmk, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ken Russell
Tommy by Ken Russell( Visual )

83 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,066 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 )

49 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 893 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 )

45 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 886 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 455 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 438 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
Gothic by Ken Russell( Visual )

55 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1816, a sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of horror and madness. Lord Byron and Percy Shelly, 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
Lady Chatterley by Lao lun si( Visual )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 348 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
Aria by Gustave Charpentier( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten of the world's best-known film makers were given a free hand to make real any vision
The boy friend( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 245 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 lion roars : Ken Russell on film by Ken Russell( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devils by Ken Russell( Visual )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 240 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 lair of the white worm( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 230 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!
Mahler by Ken Russell( Visual )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical fantasia on Gustav Mahler's life based on his relationship with his wife, Alma Mahler
Billion dollar brain by Ken Russell( Visual )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Palmer has left the British Secret Service and become a private detective. One of his first assignments is to deliver an apparently innocent thermos flask to an old friend in Helsinki. Palmer is suspicious of the flask and his friend's motives
Ken Russell : at the BBC( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 149 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 )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intense drama about a beautiful prostitute and an obsessed, street-corner preacher
The music lovers( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 130 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
Prisoner of honor( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 123 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 : Oper in drei Akten by Charles Gounod( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 121 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
Lisztomania( Visual )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outrageously hedonistic 'rockopera' casts contemporary rock god Roger Daltrey as the world's first music superstar, Franz Liszt. Loosely based on the life of the composer, the film takes a fantastical voyage through rock'n'roll excess and adventure, peppered with cameos from such pop icons as Ringo Starr (as the Pope) and Rick Wakeman (as Thor)
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Alternative Names

Ken Russell

Ken Russell brit rendező, forgatókönyvíró, színész és producer

Ken Russell britischer Filmregisseur und -produzent, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler

Ken Russell Brits filmregisseur

Ken Russell brytyjski reżyser filmowy

Ken Russell director de cine inglés

Ken Russell réalisateur britannique

Ken Russell regista britannico

Russel, Ken 1927-2011

Russell, Alf 1927-2011

Russell, Alfred 1927-2011

Russell, Henry Kenneth Alfred

Russell, Henry Kenneth Alfred 1927-2011

Russell, Ken A.

Кен Расселл английский режиссёр

Расселл, Кен

קן ראסל

کن راسل

러셀, 켄 1927-

켄 러셀


ラッセル, ケン


Altered statesMarpleGothicThe lair of the white wormMahlerKen Russell : re-viewing England's last manneristDirecting film : the director's art from script to cutting room