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."
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, 5 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."
AFIoscar added this to a list 4 years, 1 month ago
"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?
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