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Jubilee
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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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mixed responses 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)

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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Trivia:
In her opening speech, Amyl Nitrate tells us that her favourite song is "Don't Dream It, Be It". That song was written for The Rocky Horror Show (filmed as The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)) by co-star Richard O'Brien, who plays court magician John Dee.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:
[Crabs and Happy Days on the bed, Mad distracts him]
Crabs:Back to work, no tea breaks.
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Soundtrack:
Nine to FiveSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
mixed responses, 9 May 2003
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Jubilee, being a Derek Jarman film, obviously sets out to shock. An assorted set of punks and deviants live together in a garish open plan hell festooned with pictures of Hitler. Mad, an orange haired punkette (Toyah Wilcox, these days much more toned down and almost normal) and Amyl Nitrate (played by the unusual Jordan), a very weird lady who dreams of being a ballerina and talks about Myra Hindley, fight with each other. The regal Bod (Jenny Runacre, very good in this in both roles) doubles as Queen Elizabeth, wandering with her soothsayer John Dee (Richard O'Brien) and emotionless angel Arial, through a Britain tottering on the brink of revolution as the Silver Jubilee hits. Other dotty characters include Viv, an artist, and Angel and Sphinx (Linda Spurrier, Ian Charleson and Karl Johnson, who all went more mainstream than this later in their careers), who seem to do very little. Little Nell plays little whore Crabs, and Adam Ant plays slow-witted Kid, who is adopted by the freaks into their little gang. Cue a lot of raucous music, satirical comment on the media and the establishment, and a fair amount of unpleasant murder. And some plastic petunias. It does have its moments, but as a whole it is a bit of a mess. For visual style and flair it scores highly, but on everything else maybe the jury is still out.

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