Rest in Peace, Ken Russell



SFist just published a lovely eulogy for UK film auteur Ken Russell, who died yesterday at age 84. Known for such films as the Oscar-winning D.H. Lawrence redux, Women in Love, The Who's rock opera Tommy (1975), and the 1980 sci-fi film Altered States, Russell was one of the most rigorously imaginative filmmakers of his day. Here's an emotional encomium from Martin Scorsese: