Director: Ken Russell
Running Time: 1 hr. 55 min.
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Theater Release: Jan 01, 1974
DVD Release: Jul 04, 2006
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