Archive for March 27, 2010

Film Directors with their Shirts Open

Posted in FILM, Television with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2010 by dcairns

Ken Russell (centre) shows what he inherited from his mother Jane.

Must confess to being influenced by the oft-vile Victor Lewis-Smith in the above line. He created a sketch out of archive film formulating the notion of a partnership between Bertrand Russell and Jane Russell. It ended with an appearance by the actual Ken Russell, saying “Some say I’ve inherited my father’s genius, but I think I take after my mother.” Pull back to reveal big boobs. It was pretty charming by VLS standards, and nice to see Ken demonstrating yet again his complete lack of “front,” even if paradoxically it meant him wearing an enormous false front.

(This image, however, is from TRAPPED ASHES, a horror-spoof anthology film to which Ken contributed a segment entitled THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN BREASTS. Joe Dante made the framing story. Still to see it.)

Trapped Ashes

Thanks to Brandon.

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