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Derek Jarman (writer)
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Release Date:
September 1979 (USA) See more »
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Sex, drugs and punk rock. Add violence and time travel and you have Jubilee.
Plot:
Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Grossly overrated film from Jarman. See more (38 total) »

Cast

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Jenny Runacre ... Queen Elizabeth I / Bod

Nell Campbell ... Crabs (as Little Nell)

Toyah Willcox ... Mad
Jordan ... Amyl Nitrite
Hermine Demoriane ... Chaos

Ian Charleson ... Angel

Karl Johnson ... Sphinx
Linda Spurrier ... Viv
Neil Kennedy ... Max
Jack Birkett ... Borgia Ginz (as Orlando)
Jayne County ... Lounge Lizard (as Wayne County)

Richard O'Brien ... John Dee
David Brandon ... Ariel (as David Haughton)
Helen Wellington-Lloyd ... Lady in Waiting

Adam Ant ... Kid
Claire Davenport ... First Customs Lady
Donald Dunham ... Policeman
Iris Fry ... Bingo lady
Quinn Hawkins ... Boy
Barney James ... Policeman
Lindsay Kemp ... Cabaret performer
Ulla Larson-Styles ... Waitress
Howard Malin ... Schmeitzer
Luciana Martínez ... Escort to Borgia
William Merrow ... Maurice
Gene October ... Happy Days
Prudence Walters ... Escort to Borgia
Joyce Windsor ... Bingo Lady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Severin ... Himself (as Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Ari Up ... Herself
Duggie Fields ... Party-goer (uncredited)
Siouxsie Sioux ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Derek Jarman 
 
Writing credits
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Derek Jarman  writer

Produced by
Howard Malin .... co-producer
James Whaley .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Eno 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Middleton 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Barnard 
 
Production Design by
Mordecai Schreiber 
 
Costume Design by
Dave Henderson 
Christopher Hobbs 
 
Makeup Department
Keith of 'Smile' .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Ford .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kenny Morriss .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Mike Billing .... dubbing mixer
John Hayes .... sound recordist
Trevor Rutherford .... assistant sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
John Dee .... special effects
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denis Balkin .... grip
Bob McShane .... assistant camera
Mike Munro .... electrician
Jean-Marc Prouveur .... still photographer
John Rogers .... gaffer
Johnny Rosza .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Croft .... costume maker
Ralph Dyer .... costume maker
Luciana Martínez .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Annette D'Alton .... assistant editor
Tom Priestley .... supervising editor
 
Transportation Department
John Albery .... transportation
 
Other crew
Lee Drysdale .... production assistant
Judi Futrille .... continuity
Lindsay Kemp .... cabaret performance
Luciana Martínez .... production assistant
 

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106 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Shot entirely on location. The filmmakers made ample use of the many derelict buildings in London that were left standing after sustaining damage in the war.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After the policemen shoot Angel and Sphinx dead, Sphinx's eyes blink before the camera cuts away.See more »
Quotes:
Angel:You clammy slag! You sat on the KY with your fat arse!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Storm Over 4 (1998) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Paranoia ParadiseSee more »

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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Grossly overrated film from Jarman., 29 December 2001
Author: AdFin

I'm going to be honest right from the start: I've only seen two films from the late Derek Jarman, this and The Last of England (1987). And I must say that neither of them made much of an impression on me. Jubilee tells the disjointed story of Queen Elizabeth I, who bored by her own existence has her court astrologer and an angel invent a time travel devise that will allow her to travel forward to twentieth century Britain. Once again Jarman revels in pointing out the failings in modern British culture, from the violent punk scene that the main characters are part of, to the harsh severity of the music industry and corporate big business. This has no precedence over the plot, because Jubilee has no plot, just a rambling incoherent mish-mash of filth and vulgarity, which Jarman seems to think will help drive his message of a Britain on the brink of self-destruction home. Jubilee is a film that so obviously wanted to be hip it hurts, looking back it seems Jarman took everything that was just about to explode into the public conscious and structured a highly self-indulgent story around it. So we are shown one of the most miss-representative looks at punk one could ever imagine, and a cast that reads like the who's-who of seventies underground celebrities (Richard O Brien rubs shoulders with the likes of a chubby Toyah Wilcox and a pre-fame Adam Ant). Jarman was clearly pandering to his overly inflated ego, after his gay swords and sandals "epic" Sebastiane (1976) was hailed a modern classic. Jubilee is yet another product of art-house cinema gone wrong and film-making in it's most brash and unsubtle form.

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