Creator: Ken Russell

Flamboyant British film director (1927-2011), noted for his often-controversial films, among which we count:

Provides examples of

  • Animal Motifs: He uses snakes and snake-related imagery in all of his films.
  • Corrupt Church: A frequent theme in his entire oeuvre.
  • Show Within a Show: He uses this structure to frame his adaptations of The Boy Friend and Salome. The former has a rundown theatre company trying to impress a big producer with their show, and the latter has the staff of a London brothel performing the play for Oscar Wilde himself.
  • Something Completely Different: The Boy Friend is a G-rated musical comedy styled after Golden Age of Hollywood musicals.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance
  • Surreal Horror