Dan Ireland on

Women In Love

Released 1970
Distributor United Artists

Oliver Reed (who was once considered to replace Sean Connery as James Bond) had already played Debussy and Rossetti for director Ken Russell in a couple of his BBC biopics, and went on to topline his greatest film, The Devils. The director’s usual flamboyance is somewhat muted in his third theatrical feature, resulting in his only Oscar nomination. Larry Kramer’s smart adaptation, coinciding with the sexual revolution and bohemian politics of the late sixties, utilizes much of D.H. Lawrence’s original dialog.

About Dan Ireland

TFH Guru Dan Ireland passed away on April 14, 2016. Dan loved movies of all shapes, sizes, genres and formats. As co-founder (and co-director) of The Seattle International Film Festival and Co-Artistic Director of The Louisiana International Film Festival, Dan produced over 15 movies including John Huston’s final film, The Dead, and Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse. He made his directorial debut in 1996 with the award winning The Whole Wide World starring Vincent D’Onofrio and a then unknown Renee Zellweger. His other directorial credits include Passionada, Mrs. Palfrey at The Claremont, starring Dame Joan Plowright and E.L. Doctorow’s Jolene, which launched the career of actress Jessica Chastain. What was to be Dan's next project, Mr. Lively, fell apart mere weeks before its scheduled production, a month before his passing.