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Jarman, Derek 1942-1994

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Caravaggio by Derek Jarman( Visual )

105 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 758 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
Jubilee by Derek Jarman( Visual )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 406 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
William Shakespeare's The tempest by National Arts Centre( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 404 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
Wittgenstein : the Terry Eagleton script, the Derek Jarman film by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2013 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
Sebastiane by Derek Jarman( Visual )

50 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 343 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
Wittgenstein by Derek Jarman( Visual )

76 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surreal and fanciful biography of the Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who strove to define and teach insights on communication and the powers and limits of language
Edward II by Derek Jarman( Visual )

58 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Edward II is a man whose destiny hangs on his overpowering passion and lack of responsibility to the British throne. He rebuffs his wife, Isabella, and lavishing affection on Piers Gaveston -- a choice which ultimately seals his fate
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
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarman presents Shakespeare's intricate comedy of magic and revenge in a form that is at once faithful to the spirit of the play and a dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood high camp and gothic horror. His film recalls the innocent homoeroticism of Pasolini's versions of the classics while its lush sense of décor and color is worthy of Minnelli
Derek Jarman's garden by Derek Jarman( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derek Jarman's Garden" is the last book Jarman ever wrote. It is a fitting memorial to a brilliant and greatly loved artist and film maker who, against all odds, made a breathtaking garden in the most inhospitable of places the flat, bleak, often desolate expanse of shingle overlooked by the Dungeness nuclear power station. Here is Jarmans own record of how the garden evolved, from its earliest beginnings in 1986 to the last year of his life. More than 150 photographs by his friend Howard Sooley capture the garden at all its different stages and at every season of the year, revealing its complex geometrical plan, magical stone circles and the beautiful and bizarre sculptures. We also catch glimpses of Jarman at work on the garden. This beautiful book will appeal to all those who love gardens and gardening, as well as the legions of admirers of this extraordinary man"--Publisher's description
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horrors of war and the pacifist sentiments expressed in Benjamin Britten's War requiem and the poems of Wilfred Owen are evoked in scenes and vignettes illustrating death and suffering in World War I
Edward II( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

48 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Derek Jarman's most personal and innovative films, The Last of England is a devastating vision of 80s Britain. Images of war and urban decay are intercut with Jarman's own childhood home movies, creating a shocking yet beautiful and poetic film with a much praised soundtrack. A powerful and haunting work from one of Britain's most creative film makers
Blue by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

57 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the blue screen (an homage to painter Yves Klein, as well as a metaphor for blindness, for paradise, for oblivion), Derek Jarman lays bare his physical and spiritual state in a narration about his life, his struggle with AIDS and his encroaching sightlessness"--Container
The angelic conversation by Derek Jarman( Visual )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 194 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
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
Wittgenstein( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 144 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
Chroma : a book of color by Derek Jarman( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 87 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
At your own risk : a saint's testament by Derek Jarman( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While similary rooted in its author's daily life as Jarman's "Modern Nature", and similarly a testament to his rage and courage, this book goes beyond autobiography into the politics of sexuality and health care. A chronological scrapbook, it surveys the lif e of a man who grew up as a queer in the 1950s and 60s, became gay in the early 70s and has recently been transformed into a queer again. He has also come out for a second time, this time as having HIV. "A distinctly jolly martyr"
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Wittgenstein : the Terry Eagleton script, the Derek Jarman film
Alternative Names
Dereck Jarman

Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman angol filmrendező, díszlettervező, képzőművész és író

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

דרק ג'רמן במאי קולנוע, מעצב במה, אמן וכותב אנגלי

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 requiemChroma : a book of colour - June '93Chroma : a book of colorAt your own risk : a saint's testamentDerek Jarman : a biography