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Joni Mitchell

  • the Joni Mitchell Story
  • Mindbender II
  • the Mother Theresa Story
  • De Gaulle the musical
  • films based in a real environment/ reality based films, for example Whore
  • one of the Star Wars movies
  • any Andrew Lloyd Webber musical adaptation
  • sci-fi
  • the modern film critics story
  • anything Spielberg-esque
  • battlestar galactica
  • anything with Tom Hanks
  • Fred West The Movie
  • mediocre films
  • he should never, ever, ever do a film where he and Terry Gilliam co-direct. The result would make people's heads explode
  • what the studios want him to do
  • no more bland TV movies please! I don't care if his new features suck - at least they always give you something to think about.
  • anything American
  • any film for HBO or Showtime
  • anything starring Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock
  • on political leaders and politically correct subjects
  • He should stick with the decadent bombastic aesthetic he's worked so hard to perfect rather than toning down his work to satisfy his blushing critics . . . and no more movies-of-the-week like Whore . . .
  • Disney biopic
  • action films
  • no more D. H. BLOODY LAWRENCE
  • much of what he's done over the last decade
  • any film where he can't get his budget, script approval, and final cut
  • anything half-baked and poorly conceived...
  • Whore 2: the Boredom continues
  • action films
  • anything that American film critics would be tempted to describe as "heart-warming" or "inspirational". That, or anything even approaching the sheer crapulence of Dogboys
  • anything that definitely WOULD get Hollywood funding (although I enjoyed Altered States)
  • British gangster films. Anything that requires depth of thought. He remains one of the best British directors, and though he has made a number of fairly crappy films, and has too much respect for a dismal writer (D.H. Lawrence) his inventiveness shows that he has big big bollocks
  • the life of General Pinochet
  • films like Star Wars (two votes)
  • anything that he writes the script for. He should do what he is brilliant at...an direct! And direct, and direct in that order!
  • nothing in Hollywood. I think it's a shame that no one gives this genius a reasonable budget and free hand to do what he wants, the result would be as always, mind-blowing
  • any thing with Theresa Russell
  • he can do ANYTHING as long as he's given full control of the flick. Please Ken, Hollywood is putting out more CRAP than ever before, we need your talent & your guts back!
  • whatever he does would be good
  • Bambi
  • The Life of Frank Lloyd Wright
  • realistic films
  • anything about Jack the Ripper - it would bring out his worst side
  • he should never work with Britney Spears
  • a fantastic or SF film
  • nothing conventional...
  • he should not make any more sappy love stories. Ken Russell is perhaps one of the greatest visionaries of our time
  • the life and times of Lady Di
  • any "Hollywood" action movie!
  • anything Russell does is great. I look forward to his next film. (Soon, I hope.)
  • Death Wish 6. And please no more naked nuns
  • stuff he has written himself. Let someone else write with his additions and have someone to pull in the reins when necessary
  • anything that deprives him of his creative freedom. He should never do a film like Dogboys again, in my opinion. I'm a film student and have to say that Mr. Russell has been one of the most influential and original filmmakers I've seen
  • the sort of films I don't think Ken WOULD do: Hollywood sell-outs
  • the bio of Ricky Martin
  • I think he has a distinct vision that can play its hand at most things. I think Ken should receive more financial backing than he has been getting of late ie none- I was moved by his never-ending passion for film-making in his recently published book on directing. More power to the man I say!
  • Wagner
  • I don't care as long its not a straight to video film. I hope he'll still make more imaginative outrageous films like The Devils
  • no more American made-for-cable movies. They never really let him be him.... With "Velvet Goldmine" and "Moulin Rouge" seemingly inspired by Russell's distinctive style, the time is right for a big-scale Ken Russell come-back! If Ridley Scott can do it after pushing "G.I. Jane" on the world, why not Ken Russell?

 

  • don't make them in States
  • action films

  • Tom of Finland's life in pictures. Ken's only crime was to tell the establishment what they didn't want to hear in visual terms they didn't want to see... in front of other people!

  • Die Hard 4 or Independence Day 2

  • anything hollywood. Ken Russell is the most under appreciated artist in movies. One day The Devils will be recognized as one of the greatest films ever made

  • everything he does he can make it different even if the idea sounds ridiculous. Great site, very complete. Although I'm not a real Ken Russell fan, I appreciate his art, he's different and that's great. Once I've seen Altered States and I loved it and I didn't know it was a Ken Russell film. As I'm a big Robert Powell film I saw Mahler, which is great! but I think I'm the only one who didn't like Tommy...

  • Pearl Harbor

  • Jurassic Park 4

  • Matrix 2

  • Sequels to other director's films, American sexploitation films

 

  • another prostitute movie

  • Moulin Rouge

  • the sequel to Primary Colors.   I want to see the new underground movies!

  • ones with Tom Cruise in or Russell Crow

  • gratuitous violence

  • another film featuring nuns!

  • anything in b/w

  • after seeing his latest Louse of Usher, the man whose work I defended since the 70's should never be allowed to make another film, there is not an inkling of the earlier works

  • anything to do with Glasgow Rangers.  Ken is a legend. As a Derby chap, I often find myself  at Elvaston Castle, wandering around in my off-white suit and Panama hat, supping G&T's and being...alive. Cheers

  • any films that require psychological insights.  It's hard to like Russell after Valentino in which he insulted both the film's subject and its star. It's no wonder Nureyev didn't trust him as a director. He was completely right not to give in

 

  • straight romantic comedy

  • a re-make of Truly Madly Deeply, starring Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham-Carter

  • avoid American style cop stuff.  Russell is a one off. He should be celebrated as an English Romantic genius alongside Shelley et al.

  • PLEASE, no musicals like Moulin Rouge, it would be an insult to his talent.  Great Site, lots of interesting info

  • Anything out of current Hollywood

  • "Victory In Iraq", starring Piers Brosnan as Tony Blair, Mel Gibson as George W. Bush and Gordon Kaye as Saddam Hussein

  • no more biographies

  • rock-operas, anything involving The Who.  Fantastic page!

  • short movies

  • get off American cable and back on the movie screens! I miss having a new Ken Russell film to shock and offend my friends and family with. His recent DVD commentaries are quite entertaining

 

  • D.H. Lawrence.   Nice site-thank you

  • Gothic 2

  • a remake of Evita

  • anything involving outsized sex organs.  I know it pays to advertise Ken - I saw the "Appalling Talent" book cover photo- but the shock value is wearing off [a lot] and the "Erotic Tales" dancing on the chalk giant with a stiffy image can't be topped anyhow [although Ken will doubtless try]

  • historical documentaries

  • none. Except for the fact that Usher is sooooooooooooooo bad it would be a crime for that to be his final curtain

  • he should stay away from direct-to-video projects... He's much better than that

  • he is free to do anything

  • a quiet, tasteful little film

  • he should never remake films, but I don't think he'd have the banality to even consider it

 

  • any remake of an old horror flick

  • I can't think of a movie that wouldn't be improved by Mr Russell's fine imagery

  • The Devils take Manhatten

  • anything normal. Ken Russell is a brilliant and underrated director

  • do not understand the question

  • biographies of literary figures (Gothic)

  • I think Ken and Hollywood generally don't mix.  Vestron (in retrospect) excepted

  • never say never

  • give the man the money and let him do as he wishes with it.  Just that I've loved his work for over thirty years and there is no sign of that ever diminishing

  • low budget horrors

 

  • the Story of Sir Harry Webb

  • Ken should never approach any serious, sensitive subjects or attempt anything "gritty".  Love the man's style. Genius

  • I think Ken should continue to explore

  • Don Quixote is a curse for filmmakers, so Ken - don't try it!  I really enjoy the Lawrence films, but I think he should leave well alone now. How do you top Women in Love or The Rainbow?

  • anything that isn't "A Ken Russell Film" (Mindbender, Dogboys)

  • anything with Roger Daltrey...HAVE MERCY!

  • I would say Paris Hilton's next sex tape, but he would probably make it interesting and cool

  • a commercial film

  • Spider Man 3, Harry Potter

  • like Whore for example, he have for me more talent in horror session, no in drama

 

  • never say never, Ken.  Nice site. don't know how many american fans mr russell has, but i've always like his iconoclastic approach to his films and the subjects therein

  • contemporary Horror/Sexcapades -- it has been done to death

  • any Tom Cruise or Mel Gibson flick

  • any serious attempt on the already worn-paper-thin comedy romance trip. In fact, there should be a moratorium on such vapid cow-drivel!  Its quite a shame that the American way of doing business almost ensures that creative cinematic geniuses like Ken will eventually be put out of business

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

  • please, no more. He has left a great legacy filled with greatness and disaster.  Watched Savage Messiah recently on TCM and it is still wonderful. Wish Faber or somebody would publish Chris Logue's screenplay

  • a life of the Moors Murderers Myra Hindley & Ian Brady.....but it would HAVE to be handled very delicately! Perhaps, on second thoughts, Ken might do well to avoid this one!

  • The Life and Times of Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • he never should stop filming

  • he needs to stop with the zero-budget movies

 

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