Mahler
Mahler (1974)

Robert Powell as famed composer Gustav Mahler dons blackface and sings "Mammy" at one point in Ken Russell's maddening burlesque of his life. Framed by flashbacks during Mahler's train journey towards his deathbed in 1911… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1974
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2006
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This is filmmaking -- and filmmaking of a kind we've rarely seen.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though the film like Mahler's music is clearly not for everyone it, nevertheless, rises in a crescendo of brilliant spectacle to overwhelm the usual timid biopic.

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Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

MAHLER's preponderance with visuals reminds us that Russell is more of a technical director than an actor's director

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