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Release Date:
3 December 1993 (USA) See more »
Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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True Blue, baby I love you See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
John Quentin ... Narrator (voice)

Nigel Terry ... Narrator (voice)
Derek Jarman ... Himself / Narrator (voice)

Tilda Swinton ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Derek Jarman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Derek Jarman 

Produced by
Takashi Asai .... producer
David Lewis .... associate producer
James Mackay .... producer
Original Music by
Simon Fisher-Turner 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Lewis .... associate director
Sound Department
Marvin Black .... sound designer
Paul Hamblin .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tom Russell .... senior colourist
Editorial Department
Tom Russell .... senior colorist
Music Department
John Balance .... musician
Gini Ball .... musician
Marvin Black .... musician
Peter Christopherson .... musician
Markus Dravius .... music recording engineer
Markus Dravius .... musician
Brian Eno .... musician
Simon Fisher-Turner .... musician (as The King of Luxembourg)
Simon Fisher-Turner .... musician
Marden Hill .... musician
Tony Hinnigan .... musician
Danny Hyde .... musician
Jan Latham-Koenig .... musician
Momus .... musician
Vini Reilly .... musician
Miranda Sex Garden .... musician
Kate St. John .... musician
Richard Watson .... musician
Hugh Webb .... musician
Other crew
Angela Connealy .... production coordinator
Simon Goldberg .... legal consultant
Chris Harrison .... administrator
David Roden .... researcher (uncredited)
Kevin Collins .... dedicatee (as H.B.)

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79 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The lines "Our name will be forgotten in time, no-one will remember our work [etcetera]", and "our lives will run like sparks through the stubble" are adapted from the book in the Biblical Apocrypha "The Wisdom of Solomon", Chapters two and three respectively.See more »
Terry, Nigel:...a sense of unreality drowned in theatre...See more »
FerminaSee more »


Is this film really entirely blue?
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
True Blue, baby I love you, 13 February 2002
Author: Ben Nunn ( from London, England

Jarman's masterpiece was always going to attract a lazy criticism from the mainstream mindset: pretentious, trendy, self-indulgent etc.

But to dismiss it out of hand as no better than a first year art student's project is to fail to appreciate the rich narrative.

The coldness of the blue focusses the mind on what Jarman has to tell us, perhaps far better than any other colour would've done. We cannot help but listen, and take in one very gifted man's grim yet positive perspective on gay life, and a slow death through AIDS.

Brian Eno's musical score is stark and haunting, with passages of female vocal harmony that are strongly influenced by contempory sacred music from Eastern Europe.

Watch this film with an open mind: Force yourself to keep staring into the blue yonder, and it will empower you with a new level of vision and perspective.

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