"If...." (Lindsay Anderson/David Sherwin, 1968) + "Women In Love" (Ken Russell/Larry Kramer, 1969) Two groundbreaking British films that will probably not be up at Youtube long, so watch while you can. First, "If....", the first in the loosely-linked "Mick Travis Trilogy," that also includes "O Lucky Man!" A film that had a serious impact on British film and culture, and, among other things, got Malcolm McDowell the role of Alex. Post-Columbine, this film doesn't seem so surreal anymore--more prescient.
Second, Ken Russell and Larry Kramer's notorious and explicit adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's WOMEN IN LOVE. Sometimes very silly, but that's Ken Russell.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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