Monday, November 28, 2011

Rest in Peace, Ken Russell

By Rachel Swan
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM

SFist just published a lovely eulogy for UK film auteur Ken Russell, who died yesterday at age 84. Known for such films as the Oscar-winning D.H. Lawrence redux, Women in Love, The Who's rock opera Tommy (1975), and the 1980 sci-fi film Altered States, Russell was one of the most rigorously imaginative filmmakers of his day. Here's an emotional encomium from Martin Scorsese:

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