Cinema: Madhouse Notes

Madhouse Notes The drowning of a young couple in Women in Love and the Swiss idyll corrupted by an epicene aristocrat. The aborted honeymoon in the swaying railway car in The Music Lovers and Nina Ivanovna's dementia. With each new film. Ken Russell has become increasingly obsessed with madness—which is dangerously like a kind of madness in itself. Now, in The Devils, he has made a delirious fresco about the insanity of the witch hunts in 17th century France. It is a movie so unsparingly vivid in its imagery, so...

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