a sentimental love affair and endless romance in a little bourgeoisie social frame with a bunch of pretentious young fortunates. A classy, lively, critical interpretation with slight subversive elements, and a gallery of nice actors. Powerful ending. Deserves to be watched.
A perfect paced film which has the same panache as Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, but in a easier to digest. Ken Russell creates a regal boredom within his frame, the same way that Sophia Coppola's share. World class performances from Oliver Reed & Alan Bates. The scenes of pure alpha testosterone consequentially creates a homoerotic undertone which drives the film even more. Warm, graceful cinematography floods the frame
Flawless direction by Ken Russell. I found the intersecting lives of all four protagonists mesmerizing. Several scenes in the film stand out: From Glenda Jackson's taunting dance in front of a herd of cattle to the naked 'Gladiatorial' performed by Alan Bates and Oliver Reed. Even the enigmatic, open-ended expression on Jennie Linden's face at film's end. A sense of throbbing perversity permeates each frame.
Extraño y atractivo filme sobre el amor en su versión más compleja. La historia de dos parejas que van a través de la voz (y el imaginario) masculino y se van creando conceptos, deseos, esperanzas y formas para amar. La amistad como otra modalidad del amar. "Women in love" es la mirada conflictiva de parejas orgullosas, restringidas u obstinadas. Russell tiene estilo cuando hace alegoría al deseo o la masculinidad.
Lawrence stripped down and dressed up. Russell provides strictly the bullet points with respect to the novel's characters and sexual ideology -- in fact, the former would serve little purpose except as a delivery system for the latter were it not for Russell's perhaps still greater fascination with stylistic effulgence and its concomitant erotic charge, culminating in a wrestling match in which beauty is the beast.
Outstanding direction and cinematography. Though I found some scenes a little outta place, the movie works fine as a whole. Also, its exploration of nudity, love and sexuality is incredibly audacious. The Bates/Reed naked wrestling scene is not only memorable, but one of the most homoerotic moments I have ever seen.