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. It should be noted that Ken Russell converted to Catholicism and continued to identify himself as one for several decades, even when he made The Devils.
  • 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