Directed by Ken Russell. With Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge. Guy Fawkes Day, 1892. Oscar Wilde goes to a performance of his controversial, banned play 'Salome'.
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Salome's Last Dance is a 1988 film written and directed by Ken Russell. Although most of the action is a verbatim performance of Oscar Wilde 's 1891 play Salome, which is itself based on a story from the New Testament, there is also a framing narrative which was written by Russell.
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Salome's Last Dance is one of those totally weird films that you will love or hate. I will readily admit that I reached for the remote a couple of times because I was misinterpreting what I was seeing on the screen. This is a production of Wilde's play -- a play that Wilde had never seen produced in his lifetime.
http://pejino.com/ ... Blog de Cine - Título: Salome's Last Dance, El último baile de Salomé de Oscar Wilde - Director: Ken Russell - Reparto: Glenda Jackson...
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In a candle-lit Victorian brothel, Oscar Wilde sips champagne as pretty prostitutes enact his latest play, "Salome." As Salome performs her Dance of the Seven Veils in exchange for the ruin of John the Baptist, life begins to imitate art and the story becomes a mirror of the life of its author.
- Ken Russell
London, England, November 5th, 1892, Guy Fawkes Night. The famous playwright Oscar Wilde and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas discreetly go to a luxury brothel where the owner, Alfred Taylor, has prepared a surprise for the renowned author: a private and very special performance of his play Salome, banned by the authorities, in which Taylor himself and the peculiar inhabitants of the exclusive ...
Ken Russell’s shoestring production consists primarily of a spiritedly ribald performance of Oscar Wilde’s banned 1893 play Salome as enacted for the author by an enterprising troupe of prostitutes in his favorite brothel. Dan Ireland shares some of the secrets behind one of the director’s least-known films.