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This review is from: Desperate Romantics [DVD]  (DVD)
Desperate Romantics is a jolly romp, but anyone who wants a more truthful account of the PRB which goes beyond depicting them as louche, self-obsessed alpha cads would be better off to see Ken Russell's Dante's Inferno. This film was made for the BBC. This black and white film manages to capture the charismatic quality of Rossetti, the eccentricity of Swinburne, Siddal's ethereal beauty (and working-class practicality). It shows the artistic achievements of the PRB in an engaging, humorous and also respectful manner. The BBC series of Russell's early films (which also includes his Song Before Sunrise - about the composer Delius) is available in US formats from Amazon.