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Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | September 1979 (USA)
Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

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Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls while away their vacuous existence as best they can, from time-to-time straying into murder to relieve the boredom. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Sex, drugs and punk rock. Add violence and time travel and you have Jubilee.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Music

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Jubileum  »

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£200,000 (estimated)
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The 2013 movie Learning Hebrew (A Gothsplouitation Movie) that was heavily influenced by Jubilee, was purposely shot in the same places, Chiswick Park, Camden Town. See more »

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After the policemen shoot Angel and Sphinx dead, Sphinx's eyes blink before the camera cuts away. See more »

Quotes

Amyl Nitrite: Our school motto is Faites vos desirs realitie. Make your desires reality. I, myself, prefer the song "Don't Dream It, Be It".
Amyl Nitrite: [reading from book] In those days, desires weren't allowed to become reality. So fantasy was substituted for them - films, books, pictures. They called it 'art'. But when your desires become reality, you don't need fantasy any longer, or art.
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Featured in Toyah (1980) See more »

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Deutscher Girls
Performed by Adam and the Ants
Written by Adam Ant (as Ant)
Produced by Guy Ford
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Excellent atmosphere of punk-music era
4 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has been described as a "punk-music documentary," which is most certainly is not, as clearly explained in the "Making of" featurette contained on the DVD. It is an art house film written by Jarman to take the p*** out of the Queen, who was then very pompously celebrating her 25th jubilee. Since the punks were of the same inclination, he used a punk-scene setting as his way of making his point. There is actually not much live-music performance in the film at all. Toyah Willcox gets to play the lead, but she does not sing. She acts very well, but even though her character is odious. Jenny Runacre, in my mind, makes the best contribution to the film, because she is elegant, beautiful, and shows off her naked form attractively. Apart from Adam Ant, no major punk-music acts have any significant role in the film.


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