Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Delius

Another in the Ken Russell oeuvre: another composer too. Unlike the Elgar film, this is a fully embodied story and not just a biographical overview. Written with the assistance of Eric Fenby, Frederick Delius‘ amanuensis in his final years, it gives us a personal insight into the composer at a specific point in his life….

Tuesday’s Overlooked Films: Ken Russell’s Elgar

The BBC has been pulling out a bunch of Russell films from the vault in a grudging sort of admiration for the filmmaker’s passing, including a doco on his life, A Bit of a Devil. So my DVR seems to be filling up with an assortment of things (which means I’ll finally see The Boyfriend)….