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Mahler ()

directed by Ken Russell
featuring Robert Powell, Georgina Hale, Richard Morant, Lee Montague, Rosalie Crutchley, Elaine Delmar, Claire McLellan, Sarah McLellan, Gary Rich, Michael Southgate, Arnold Yarrow

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 Austrian composer Gustav ...

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