The work of the late Ken Russell

A short verse assessing how the varied and innovative work of film-maker Ken Russell, who died yesterday, will be remembered.

Ken Russell’s plan

Was to direct films with elan

But he’ll be remembered as the dude

Who gave us men wrestling nude


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