To sum it up: weird weird weird so very weird. I constantly had to ask myself throughout- WTF am I watching? But in a good way. Where else, but in a Ken Russell film, will you see huge phalluses, pianists in sabre fights, crazy tsarinas, Ringo Starr as the pope, and Wagner as an electric guitar machine gun-toting Nazi Frankenstein vampire?
By the way there is a penis on the poster lol look at it."
propelas added this to a list 1 year, 12 months ago
The Untruth: Roger Daltrey is Franz Liszt, the German composer and, in terms of popularity, the Justin Bieber of his day. While not strictly speaking a documentary, the film goes someway towards explaining his success.
The Truth: Franz Liszt was a popular man but he probably didn't kill Hitler, ride a spaceship or dress as Superman. "
Villiana added this to a list 2 years, 4 months ago
"A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow composer Richard Wagner."
"Although not one of my favourite movies, "Lisztomania" still has some unforgettable scenes. My favourite being this pop-version of Liszt's Liebestraum mixed up with a silent movie comedy. How can you come up with something like that?
Note: Sound is out of sync.