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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Antonio Gaudi (1961, BBC documentary) by Ken Russell

Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell (born 3 July 1927), known as Ken Russell, is an English film director. He is known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his controversial style. He has been criticized as being overly obsessed with sexuality and the church. His subject matter is often about famous composers, or based on other works of art which he adapts loosely. Russell began directing for the BBC, where he did creative adaptations of composers' lives which were unusual for the time. He also directed many feature films independently and for studios.
He is best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the sci-fi film Altered States (1980).

Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet (25 June 1852–10 June 1926) – in English, normally referred to by the Spanish translation of his name, Antonio Gaudí[3][4][5] – was a Catalan architect who belonged to the Modernist style (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique and highly individualistic designs.

Photograph of Antoni Gaudi (1878) by Pau Audouard.

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