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15 Ratings

The Planets

Directed by Ken Russell
United Kingdom, 1983
TV Movie, Avant-Garde


Based on the famous Gustav Holst musical suite, this musical film takes watchers on a magnificent journey of the planets of the Solar System.

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The Planets Directed by Ken Russell

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Planets

    Perhaps a little obviously interpretative in places, this is nevertheless a neat illustration of both Holst's glorious music & its Director's sublime ability to synthesise image & sound. Although a minor tradegy that Russell was largely confined to television from the 1980s, we should be grateful for the cinematic purple patch of a decade earlier and the opportunity afforded to him via The South Bank Show thereafter

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