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 Women In Love (1969)
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Last Viewed:2018.12.24
Last/Last Reviewed:2018.12.24/2018.12.29

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I love Ken Russel, and this is one of his top films i had never seen before. It reminded me of Kubrick's Barry Lyndon in some ways. Of course, it's a very different film, but the incredible attention to details, and lush art direction and cinematography and fantastic performances, all make for quite an engrossing experience. And, since you asked, the infamous scene where Alan Bates and Oliver Reed go at each other totally nude is as incredible as you might have heard. Its combination of male aggression and comradery, along with strong homo-erotic undertones, is perfectly fitting for this film. It's also incredibly well performed and filmed, with no holds barred. If the soundtrack had been a bit more elaborate, it would have been an A+ for me. and this is especially strange given Russel's proclivity for strong musical scores in his films.

- Laurent Hasson