Tony Palmer's Film of God Rot Tunbridge Wells
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Tony Palmer's Film of God Rot Tunbridge Wells
This bold, brash biopic of George Frideric Handel, which originally aired on Britain's Channel Four in 1985, was produced to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Handel's birth. As scripted by John Osborne and directed by the iconoclastic Tony Palmer, it aggressively attempts to cut through the refined aura that time had attached to Handel, exemplified by sub-par performances of The Messiah. Osborne and Palmer paint an image of Handel (here played by the great Trevor Howard) as a musical revolutionary, who turned London upside down, permanently obliterated the stoicism of the Georgian… More