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SONG OF DELIUS,
This review is from: Delius - Song Of Summer [DVD]  (DVD)
There are several lyrical reviews here, which sum up this remarkable film. I had known of its existence, and seen little extracts from time to time, but never seen the whole thing until a few days ago. It is, quite simply, spellbinding.
(You do not have to be a fan of Delius or his music music to realise what a remarkable character study this is.)
This is probably Ken Russell's masterpiece (though film historians will no doubt argue this one back and forth) and quite possibly the work for which the excellent cast would wish to be remembered.
A great bonus is the director's commentary, which is joyously unselfconscious, and I only wish we could have seen Russell as well.
All in all, the BFI must be congratulated (again) for giving us this treasure on dvd. If you don't know it, go and get it. It's money very well spent.