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 that was written by Russell.
SALOME’S LAST DANCE is a relatively low-budget production that takes place almost entirely in one room, often letting scenes play out in long takes. Despite being an (almost) verbatim reading of Oscar Wilde’s play, the film is still an ingenious adaptation, adding grace notes into and around the original script to bring out its queer ...
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May 06, 1988 · Salome (Imogen Millais-Scott) is the daughter of Herodias (Glenda Jackson), who has abandoned her husband, since murdered, for his brother, Herod. Herod has an eye for Salome, but she mocks his interest. One evening, she hears the ranting of John the Baptist, who is Herod's prisoner, and demands that he be brought before her.
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Russell is known for his cheerful willingness to involve his actors in embarrassing situations, at whatever cost to their dignity, and in "Salome's Last Dance" such performers as Glenda Jackson and Stratford Johns show what good sports they are by grappling manfully with their lines while all about them disintegrates in Russellian excess.
Salome's Last Dance is a biographical dramatic romance film that was written by Oscar Wilde, Vivian Russell and Ken Russell, who also directed. The cast includes Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge, Imogen Claire and Imogen Millais-Scott.
Ken Russell fans will love the movie, but it's of little help appreciating Wilde's one act play, which must be padded to make it a full length movie (by, for example, adding in stuff about Wilde's birthday). Bryant's version follows the play and runs about an hour; "Salome's Last Dance" goes for an hour and a half.
Jun 17, 1988 · ''Salome`s Last Dance,'' a new Russell comedy spun around Oscar Wilde`s symbolist tragedy ''Salome,'' is an amiably impoverished production made for Vestron, a video house.
October 6, 1918. ( 1918-10-06) Running time. 80 minutes. Country. United States. Language. Silent (English intertitles) Salomé is a 1918 American silent drama film produced by William Fox and starring actress Theda Bara .
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