Ken Russel the famous and controversial English filmmaker known for
his erotic films died on 27th November 2011 aged 89 peacefully in his
sleep of natural causes after a lifetime of fighting the British Board
of Film Censorship BBFC (later changed to an Orwellian euphemism to
the British Board of Film & Video Classification) who cut his films to
ribbons excising the most erotic and violent scenes.
His scripts were often about famous composers or other works of art
and his masterpieces include the Oscar winning Women in Love 1969
based the D.H. Lawrence classic featuring Glenda Jackson (, Tommy
featuring the famous British rock band the Who in 1975, The Devils
1971, Altered States,1980.
Biopics of famous composers featured Elgar, Delius, Liszt, Mahler and
Just before he died Russel was working on a remake of 1970s cult film
Alice in Wonderland (written by Osco.) adaption of Lewis Carroll’s
classic that he planned to direct next year.
Bill Osco's Alice remains today one of the most successful, risqué
musical comedies in motion picture history.
The cast included porn stars Bree Anthony, Nancy Dare, Juliet Graham,
Terri Hall and Tony Richards.