I’ve just watched Ken Russell’s Elgar (1962) – possibly for the first time. Russell gives the music a lot of space/time, admirably.

He uses much footage of the impressive funeral of Edward VII in 1910. I’m trying to imagine the funeral of the present Queen, who has ruled since 1953, almost all of my life and most of hers. It will be quite an event. I hope I’m still alive to see it.

Elgar (Ken Russell, 1962)

Garry Gillard | New: 6 March, 2017 | Now: 6 March, 2017