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Derek Jarman

Blue

Edition 1994
79' - 1993 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English
Director: Derek Jarman Composer: Simon Fisher-Turner With: Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin
Perhaps not since Andy Warhol's Sleep and Empire State has there been a film quite like Derek Jarman's Blue. This conceptual essay/meditation/memoir on the director's deteriorating condition with aids consists of a dense soundtrack by Simon Fisher-Turner accompanied visually by 76 minutes of blue screen. Jarman ponders numerous subjects and aspects of his disease. Most affectingly, and at greatest length, he speaks of going blind because his retina is being destroyed. "If I lose half of my sight, will my vision be halved?" he asks.

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Credits

Director

Derek Jarman

Composer

Simon Fisher-Turner

With

Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin

Scenario

Derek Jarman

Producer

Takashi Asai, James Mackay

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom, Japan

Year

1993

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