Ken Russell on The Devils

“The church has always been appalling. I’m an ordinary, run-of-the-mill sinner who only pays lip service to the church, but I was trying to tell the truth about how it uses totally illiterate people to seduce everyone through terror. It has always been like that and it’s like that now and the masses have always gone along with it. America is full of narrow-minded bigots who are terrified of any criticism of the church. They forced me to make twenty-three cuts before it could be released in America…Hypocrites!”

— Ken Russell on The Devils