Women in Love
DIRECTOR: KEN RUSSELL
CAST: OLIVER REED, ALAN BATES, GLENDA JACKSON, JENNIE LINDEN
Russell’s D.H. Lawrence adaptation was a rollicking succès de scandale when it first appeared, infamous for, among other things, a disrobed fireside tussle between best mates Oliver Reed and Alan Bates, whose intimacy rivals that which they share with ladyfriends Glenda Jackson and Jennie Linden. George Delerue’s score further stokes the flames of consuming passion in this singularly love-drunk work, among Russell’s greatest, most intoxicating films.