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Derek Jarman

Highest Rated:   100% Blue (1993)
Lowest Rated:   50% Aria (1988)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
An accomplished painter, Derek Jarman entered films in the early '70s, designing sets for Ken Russell's The Devils (1971) and Savage Messiah (1972). After making numerous experimental shorts, mostly in Super-8, he began helming features in 1979 with Sebastiane, a controversial gay-themed account of Saint Sebastian, in which all the dialogue was spoken in Latin. Over the next 20 years Jarman frequently interwove historical evocation and unexpected anachronisms, particularly in his biopics Caravaggio (1986) and Wittgenstein (1993). His landmark non-narrative features of the '80s, The Angelic Conversation (1985) and The Last of England (1987), offer a painter's sense of texture, with Jarman transferring Super-8 footage onto video for his editing, and then transferring the video onto 35-mm film. Radical gay politics, a constant theme in his films, emerged most forcefully in the '90s with The Garden (1990), which re-enacts incidents from the life of Christ with two gay lovers in place of Jesus; Edward II (1992), his fiery adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's 16th-century tragedy; and his last film Blue (1993), in which the sole visual element is an unchanging field of blue, while the soundtrack describes Jarman's thoughts and emotions in the face of his imminent death from AIDS.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Will You Dance with Me?
  • Director
2014
88% Derek
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Caravaggio
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Garden
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Glitterbug
  • Director
1994
100% Blue
  • Voice
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1993
83% Wittgenstein
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1993
No Score Yet Projections
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet The Smiths: The Complete Picture
  • Director
1992
100% Edward II
  • Screenwriter
1992
No Score Yet The Garden
  • Director
  • Actor
1990
100% War Requiem
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Pet Shop Boys - Projections
  • Director
1989
50% Aria
  • Screenwriter
1988
No Score Yet The Angelic Conversation
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1987
60% The Last of England
  • Director
1987
78% Caravaggio
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Derek Jarman - Glitterbox
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Derek Jarman - Masterworks
  • Director
1985
80% The Tempest
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet Jubilee
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1978
100% Sebastiane
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Garden Of Luxor
  • Director

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