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Mahler

Mahler (1974)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1974 Wide

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Director Ken Russell made a number of biographical films of composers' lives including The Music Lovers, (about Tchaikovsky) and Lisztomania. Russell embellished the other films with certain characteristic flourishes, which include a focus on the composers' sexual obsessions, poetically telling anachronisms, and scenes which show Richard Wagner in a bad light. The story of Mahler is recounted in a much less complex and flamboyant manner and is a relatively reverent study of the life and work of

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Musical & Performing Arts, Drama

Ken Russell

Jul 4, 2006

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This is filmmaking -- and filmmaking of a kind we've rarely seen.

June 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Though the film like Mahler's music is clearly not for everyone it, nevertheless, rises in a crescendo of brilliant spectacle to overwhelm the usual timid biopic.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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MAHLER's preponderance with visuals reminds us that Russell is more of a technical director than an actor's director

January 1, 2000 Full Review
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