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Ken Russell : at the BBC

Author: Ken RussellHumphrey BurtonMelvyn BraggEric FenbyAustin FrazerAll authors
Publisher: [Great Britain] : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video Inc., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Edward Elgar; Claude Debussy; Henri Rousseau; Isadora Duncan; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Frederick Delius; Claude Debussy; Frederick Delius; Isadora Duncan; Edward Elgar; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Henri Rousseau
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Russell; Humphrey Burton; Melvyn Bragg; Eric Fenby; Austin Frazer; Sewell Stokes; Huw Wheldon; Max Adrian; Peter Bowles; Peter Brett; Christopher Gable; Rowena Gregory; George McGrath; Vivian Pickles; Oliver Reed; BBC Worldwide Ltd.; BBC Video (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 141986856X 9781419868566
Language Note: English; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
OCLC Number: 259213431
Notes: Title from container.
Song of summer based on Delius as I knew him by Eric Fenby.
"The visionary award-winning English director, Ken Russell, is best known for his attention to detail and his flamboyant and controversial style. As the first documentary film maker to use re-enactments, he established himself as a ground-breaking pioneer. The early Ken Russell works in this collection set new standards in documentary filmmaking and paved the way for a brilliant career that has spanned six decades."--Container.
Special features: Ken Russell in conversation; Late night line-up: Russell at work.
Credits: Writers, Melvyn Bragg, Eric Fenby, Austin Frazer, Ken Russell, Sewell Stokes, Huw Wheldon ; Elgar producer, Humphrey Burton.
Cast: Starring: Max Adrian, Peter Bowles, Peter Brett, Christopher Gable, Rowena Gregory, George McGrath, Vivian Pickles, Oliver Reed.
Description: 3 videodiscs (409 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD9 (2 discs), DVD (1 disc), NTSC, region 1, 4:3 aspect ratio; Dolby digital mono.
Contents: Disc 1. Elgar (1962) ; The Debussy film (1965) ; Always on Sunday (1965) --
Disc 2. Isadora : the biggest dancer in the world (1966) ; Dante's inferno (1967) --
Disc 3. Song of summer (1968).
Other Titles: Elgar.
Debussy film.
Always on Sunday.
Isadora : the biggest dancer in the world.
Dante's inferno.
Song of summer.
Responsibility: BBC Worldwide Ltd. ; produced and directed by Ken Russell.

Abstract:

Elgar: A partly dramatized account of the life of classical composer Sir Edward Elgar.

The Debussy film: An impression of the music and life of the French composer Claude Debussy.

Always on Sunday: An interpretation of the life of French primitive painter Henri Douanier Rousseau.

Isadora : the biggest dancer in the world: A dramatized biography of the American dancer Isadora Duncan.

Dante's inferno: A film showing the private life of the emotional poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Song of summer: A biography of the last five years of Frederick Delius, the blind and paralyzed composer.

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