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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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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)

Directed by
Derek Jarman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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:
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 »
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 »
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Soundtrack:
Plastic SurgerySee more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
See it on the new Criterion disc, 17 August 2003
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Difficult to describe, but amazing as hell. Derek Jarman examines the punk aesthetic, with a framing device that Queen Elizabeth I has asked her court magician to show her England's future. And I doubt she likes what she sees, a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The prophecy follows a group of punks who rebel and murder pretty much randomly. The film's likely to disgust many; it lives in much the same world as Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, and, just like that film, we are expected both to revile and have fun with the horrors that are perpetrated on screen. Criticism has been all over on this film, but it's mostly been negative, with a few cultists embracing it. This is the kind of film that I can really love, as I am a kind of pseudo-revolutionary myself. I enjoy observing rebellion in all of its forms, anyway, and I like to think I would like to somehow take part in it. Yes, that could be considered pretentious, but that especially fits in with this film. Jarman was never of like mind with the movement he was depicting, and he himself is emulating what he perceives as punk. And he's partly horrified at what he's observing. I loved watching this movie, in all its simultaneous beauty and ugliness. The documentary included on the Criterion disc, Jubilee: A Time Less Golden, convinced me that the film wasn't only impressive on a primal level. It's one of the best of this kind of documentaries, in that it doesn't at all slavishly tell us how great Jarman or Jubilee is. Instead, it clearly outlines all the contradictions of the artist and the film. Strangely enough, it helps solidify the importance and greatness of the film, while pretty much quashing the many criticisms that have been leveled at it throughout the years. The review of the film at DVD Verdict (www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/jubilee.shtml) was also a big help. Jubilee is definitely a must-see, an outrageous and remarkable cinematic experience. 9/10.

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