Watch Mahler: Both trifles and structure are tossed out the door by director Ken Russell in this film. Here, historical content matters not so much as metaphors, feelings, emotions, and interpretations, and pay close attention, as every word and frame is intended to be important. The film takes place on a single train ride, in which the sickly composer Gustav Mahler and his wife, Alma, confront the reasons behind their faltered marriage and dying love. Each word seems to evoke memories of past, and so the audience witnesses events of Mahler's life that explain somewhat his present state. Included are his turbulent and dysfunctional family life as a child, his discovery of solace in the "natural" world,...
|Released:||February 07, 1975|
|Genres:||Biography Drama Music|
|Actors:||Oliver Reed David Collings Peter Eyre Georgina Hale Lee Montague Andrew Faulds Dana Gillespie Miriam Karlin Antonia Ellis Benny Lee Angela Down David Trevena Richard Morant Otto Diamant Arnold Yarrow|
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