Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Talking about Ken Russell - new expanded edition

The new expanded and unlimited edition of my big book about Ken Russell is now available from Amazon and orderable through your local book shop. ISBN - 9780993177040.  It is in colour and hardback and is actually thicker than the first edition, containing as it does another 40,000 words of exclusive material. It hasn't been printed using the traditional offset printing process, so the printing quality isn't as good as the first colour edition, but it weighs in at less than half the price, i.e. £45 or $65, for hundreds of exclusive interviews with Ken Russell and his colleagues, and the fruits of my ten-plus years of research.
Highlights of the additional material include Charles Haid, talking about the making of Altered States, and very fine pieces by Lindsay Kemp on Savage Messiah and Valentino. And I also include a full account of the making of The Debussy Film.
As a thank you to the good folk who bought the first editions of the book, either the version in colour or the version in black-and-white, I'll send you a 58-page pdf containing the new material free of charge, for you to print out and tuck into your book, if you send hot mail a photograph to camerajournal as proof of your purchase.

Here is the link to the book on Amazon USA:

Here's a link to the book on Amazon UK:

It is in stock despite what they are saying. 

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Alex Jawdokimov exhibition

Alex Jawdokimov is at the new exhibition of his birch tree paintings in Stroud in Gloucestershire this weekend. I'll be there from about 11am. You may remember Alex as Isadora Duncan's husband in Ken Russell's great film. Alex is one of the people I chat with on the BFIs newly released DVD. A fuller version of our conversation of course can be found in my book, Talking About Ken Russell.