Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of the Devils

Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of the Devils

Richard Crouse


The tale of 1 of the main debatable motion pictures in background How did a film by way of some of the most recognized filmmakers on the planet prove banned, censored, and shelved? Made by way of “the English Federico Fellini,” Ken Russell, The Devils is so contentious that even a long time after its 1971 liberate, Warner Brothers retains its such a lot incendiary scene below lock and key. that includes an unique interview with lately deceased director Ken Russell and new interviews with forged, staff, and historians, elevating Hell examines this fantastically blasphemous motion picture approximately an oversexed priest and a bunch of sexually repressed nuns in seventeenth century France. From the film’s inception via its headline-making creation and arguable reception, Richard Crouse explores what it truly is approximately Russell’s not often visible cult vintage that makes it a cinematic treasure.

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