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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Ken Russell's 'Women in Love,' Starring Oliver Reed

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 25, 2013 at 11:15AM

Oliver Reed Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell with director Dan Ireland introducing "Women in Love," Ken Russell's third theatrical feature film and only work to be Oscar nominated.
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"Women in Love"
"Women in Love"

Oliver Reed Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell with director Dan Ireland introducing "Women in Love," Ken Russell's third theatrical feature film and only work to be Oscar nominated.

Oliver Reed (who was once considered to replace Sean Connery as James Bond) had already played Debussy and Rossetti for director Ken Russell in a couple of his BBC biopics, and went on to topline his greatest film, The Devils. The director's usual flamboyance is somewhat muted in his third theatrical feature, resulting in his only Oscar nomination. Larry Kramer's smart adaptation, coinciding with the sexual revolution and bohemian politics of the late sixties, utilizes much of D.H. Lawrence's original dialog.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.