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Uploaded on Feb 23, 2009
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This flamboyant extravaganza, directed by Ken Russell (Tommy, Women in Love) tells the scandalous tale of superstar composer Franz Liszts (Roger Daltry) hedonistic life of groupies, sex and music, as well as his rivalry with the scheming Richard Wagner (Paul Nicholas). A freewheeling, utrageous and over-the-top look at the life of the worlds first pop superstar. Also starring Ringo Starr as the Pope. A berserk exercise of demented genius Roger Ebert Post-Beatles RococoFor Mr. Russell, the shortest line between two points is a pretzel. Vincent Canby, NY Times.