Ken Russell has died. Though he’d slipped somewhat from public consciousness outside of his native England, Russell was the director of a string of popular and/or noteworthy films throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. Any film buff worth his salt ought to have seen “The Devils,” “Women in Love” and “Altered States” by now; though he was probably best known for “The Who’s ‘Tommy” and a slew of increasingly-offbeat biopics of classical composers.
UK readers: Did any news outlets opt to use that clip for effect back when Grant was the big hero of the hacking scandal? Or do you guys not “do” the ironic-movie-clip-as-part-of-the-news thing?