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Jarman, Derek 1942-1994

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Caravaggio by Derek Jarman( Visual )

113 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarman's gorgeously sensual re-imagining of the volatile life of the 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his rampant flirtations with the underworld
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

57 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, with elaborate staging and modern touches. It tells the story of Prospero, the magician, who lives with his nubile daughter on an enchanted island and punishes his enemies when they are shipwrecked there. It's a study of sexual and political power in the guise of a fairy tale
Edward II by Derek Jarman( Visual )

66 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Edward II enfuriates his queen and imperils his throne by bringing his lover Gaveston to court
Wittgenstein by Derek Jarman( Visual )

80 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning and profoundly entertaining work on modern philosophy and the genius that revolutionized it. A humorous and bold portrait of the irreverent 20th century gay thinker who preferred detective fiction and Carmen Miranda musicals to Aristotle
Jubilee by Derek Jarman( Visual )

45 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future, she's transported 400 years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex
Wittgenstein : the Terry Eagleton script, the Derek Jarman film by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunit les deux scénarios par Derek Jarman et Terry Eagleton du film Wittgenstein et des essais sur ce film consacré à la vie du philosophe Ludwig Wittgenstein
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horrors of war and the pacifist sentiments expressed in Britten's music and the poems of Wilfrid Owen are evoked in scenes illustrating death and suffering in World War I
Sebastiane by Derek Jarman( Visual )

51 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictionalized version of the last days of St. Sebastian. Sent to a remote place with no activities except training exercises and cleaning weapons, Sebastian and the others are in exile, and bored with their lives. Sebastian is repeatedly tortured by the officer in charge ostensibly for his Christian beliefs, but also for refusing to become the officer's lover. For this combination of behaviors, the officer has Sebastian executed
The last of England by Derek Jarman( Visual )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apocalyptic roar of a movie, Derek Jarman's (Sebastiane) dizzying The last of England is a lament for the country he once knew and what he feared it would become. One of Jarman's most experimental and overwhelming works, he has Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) stalk through the remnants of industrial England, encountering visions of fascistic slaughter and sacrifice. These nightmares are cut together with his family's idyllic home movies, a link with the past soon to be severed, all overlaid with bleak quotations from poets like T.S. Eliot and Allen Ginsberg, read in the stentorian tones of Nigel Terry (Excalibur). A kaleidoscopic view of his country's culture and history, filled with rage at Margaret Thatcher's conservative reign and haunted by the continuing scourge of AIDS (with which Jarman was diagnosed), the movie is both deeply personal and grimly historical, and is undoubtedly one of the most important British films of all time
Derek Jarman's Caravaggio : the complete film script and commentaries by Derek Jarman( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Jarman worked for more than seven years to complete is feature film based on the life and work of Italian post-Renaissance painter, Caravaggio. This book interprets the film with photographs taken throughout the filming
Aria by Gustave Charpentier( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten of the world's best-known film makers were given a free hand to make real any vision
Blue by Derek Jarman( Visual )

65 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his final -- and most daring -- cinematic statement, Jarman the romantic meets Jarman the iconoclast in a lush soundscape pulsing against a purely blue screen. Laying bare his physical and spiritual state in a narration about his life, his struggle with AIDS and his encroaching blindness, Blue is by turns poignant, amusing, poetic and philosophical
Derek Jarman's garden by Derek Jarman( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angelic conversation by Derek Jarman( Visual )

54 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'My most austere work, but also the closest to my heart.' So Derek Jarman described The Angelic Conversation, his lyrical celebration of gay love set within the context of a series of Shakespeare's sonnets. Ethereal Super-8 images slowed to a magical, meditative pace follow the love affair between two men, as Dame Judi Dench provides a soothing presence with her narration of fourteen sonnets. The disruption of the narrative with images of barren and threatening landscapes echoes perfectly the exaltation and torment explored in the works. Polished off with dreamlike music by Coil, Jarman's most cherished film is an intoxicating portrait of love
War requiem by Derek Jarman( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem", which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors
Smiling in slow motion by Derek Jarman( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smiling in Slow Motion interweaves Jarman's harrowing account of physical decline with poetic and detailed descriptions of the changing seasons of Dungeness
Chroma : a book of colour - June '93 by Derek Jarman( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El artista, enfermo de SIDA desde 1987, explora en estos ensayos la idea de cómo la espera inminente de la muerte puede hacerle sentir a un hombre plenamente vivo. Organizando sus planteamientos en torno al color, analiza el significado de estos en la pintura, literatura, ciencia, filosofía, psicología y religión, y su empleo en publicidad y en la cultura popular. Escrita como una sucesión de pensamientos, notas y poemas, la obra revela una vida implicada con el arte desde su niñez
The Garden by Derek Jarman( Visual )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film recreates the story of the Passion with the figure of Christ replaced in some sequences by two lovers, who are arrested, humiliated, and tortured. Jarman attempts to examine the role of the Church in the persecution of homosexuality, while treating Christ with great reverence and respect
Up in the air : collected film scripts by Derek Jarman( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chroma : a book of color by Derek Jarman( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chroma is a meditation on the color spectrum by the celebrated late artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman. From the explosions of image and color in In The Shadow of the Sun, The Last of England, The Garden and Wittgenstein, to the somber blacks of his collages and tar paintings, Jarman has consistently used color in unprecedented ways, making his ideas on the subject of interest to filmmakers, film audiences, artists and students alike. Blue, his most personal and innovative film, consists of a compelling soundtrack accompanied by a monochrome blue image and is, among other things, a comment on Jarman's diminishing eyesight due to AIDS. In his signature style, a lyrical combination of classical theory, anecdote, and poetry, Jarman takes the reader through the spectrum, introducing each color as an embodiment of an emotion, evoking memories or dreams. He explains the use of color in Medieval painting through the Renaissance to the modernists and draws on the great color theorists from Pliny to Leonardo. He writes too about the meanings of color in literature, science, philosophy, psychology, religion and alchemy. Read either as a work on color, or a distillation of Jarman's artistic vision, Chroma presents an exciting perspective on the subject
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Wittgenstein : the Terry Eagleton script, the Derek Jarman film
Alternative Names
Dereck Jarman

Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman britischer Filmregisseur und Künstler

Derek Jarman Brits filmregisseur

Derek Jarman brytyjski reżyser, poeta, pisarz

Derek Jarman regista e sceneggiatore britannico

Jarman, Derek

Jarman, Derek 1942-

Jarman, Derek 1942-1994

Jarman, Derek (Michael Derek), 1942-1994

Jarman, Michael Derek 1942-1994

Jarman, Michael Derek Elworthy

Jarman, Michael Derek Elworthy 1942-1994

Дерек Джармен

Джармен, Дерек

דרק ג'רמן

درک جارمن فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

ديريك جرمان

저먼, 데릭 1942-1994

ジャーマン, デレク



Derek Jarman's Caravaggio : the complete film script and commentariesDerek Jarman's gardenWar requiemSmiling in slow motionChroma : a book of colour - June '93The GardenUp in the air : collected film scriptsChroma : a book of color