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* SpiritualPredecessor: Some see Russell's works like ''Film/AlteredStates'' to share similarities with horror maestro Creator/CliveBarker of the ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'' fame, except without the gothic macabre horror aspect.

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* SpiritualPredecessor: Some see Russell's works like ''Film/AlteredStates'' to share similarities with horror maestro Creator/CliveBarker of the ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'' fame, except without the gothic macabre horror aspect. Even one of taglines for Barker's ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'', "He'll tear your soul apart" on the original poster could may have referenced to Russell's 1975 film adaptation of ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', which features the same poster tagline in exactly the same font.

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* SpiritualPredecessor: Some see Russell's works like ''Film/AlteredStates'' to share similarities with horror maestro Creator/CliveBarker of the ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'' fame, except without the gothic macabre horror aspect.


Flamboyant British film director (1927-2011), noted for his often-controversial films, including:

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Flamboyant Henry Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Russell (3 July 1927 27 November 2011) was a flamboyant British film director (1927-2011), director, noted for his often-controversial films, including:


* ''Women In Love'' (1969)

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* ''Women In Love'' ''Literature/WomenInLove'' (1969)


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* AuthorAppeal: Nudity. It's not a Ken Russell film unless people get their kit off.


* ''[=Gothic=]'' (1986)

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* ''[=Gothic=]'' ''Film/{{Gothic}}'' (1986)



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

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Flamboyant British film director (1927-2011), noted for his often-controversial films, among which we count:
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* CorruptChurch: A frequent theme in his entire oeuvre.

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* CorruptChurch: 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''.


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

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



* AnimalMotifs: He uses snakes and snake-related imagry in all of his films.

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* AnimalMotifs: He uses snakes and snake-related imagry imagery in all of his films.



* ShowWithinAShow: He uses this structure in 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.

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* ShowWithinAShow: He uses this structure in 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.


* ''The Boy Friend'' (1971)



* ''Theatre/{{Salome}}'s Last Dance'' (1988)



* ShowWithinAShow: He uses this structure in 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.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''The Boy Friend'' is a G-rated musical comedy styled after Golden Age of Hollywood musicals.



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* ''Whore'' (1991)


* Women In Love (1969)
* TheDevils (1971)
* Music/{{Tommy}} (1975)
* {{Lisztomania}} (1975)
* AlteredStates (1980)
* {{Gothic}} (1986)
* LairOfTheWhiteWorm (1988)

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* Women ''Women In Love Love'' (1969)
* TheDevils ''Film/TheDevils'' (1971)
* Music/{{Tommy}} ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' (1975)
* {{Lisztomania}} ''Film/{{Lisztomania}}'' (1975)
* AlteredStates ''Film/AlteredStates'' (1980)
* {{Gothic}} ''[=Gothic=]'' (1986)
* LairOfTheWhiteWorm ''Film/TheLairOfTheWhiteWorm'' (1988)


* WomenInLove (1969)

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* WomenInLove Women In Love (1969)



* {{Tommy}} (1975)

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* {{Tommy}} Music/{{Tommy}} (1975)



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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: A frequent question regarding his surreal movies.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: A frequent question regarding his surreal movies.
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Flamboyant British film director (1927-2011), noted for his controversial films, among which we count:

* WomenInLove (1969)
* TheDevils (1971)
* {{Tommy}} (1975)
* {{Lisztomania}} (1975)
* AlteredStates (1980)
* {{Gothic}} (1986)
* LairOfTheWhiteWorm (1988)

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* AnimalMotifs: He uses snakes and snake-related imagry in all of his films.
* CorruptChurch: A frequent theme in his entire oeuvre.
* SoundtrackDissonance
* SurrealHorror
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: A frequent question regarding his surreal movies.

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