An intimate South Bank Show portrait of the private life of British composer, Arnold Bax, starring the Director in the title role and featuring Glenda Jackson in her final television role prior to becoming a member of the British Parliament.
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A subject calling out for seedier black & white photography. The mise-en-scene is a tad blocky on occasion but the music soars above any budgetary constraints and casts some overdue light on a superb somewhat neglected composer. A lower gear for the Director but not too great a detriment.