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3 December 1993 (USA) See more »
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Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Wipeout See more (18 total) »

Cast

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

Nigel Terry ... (voice)
Derek Jarman ... (voice)

Tilda Swinton ... (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 
Momus 
 
Sound Department
Marvin Black .... sound designer
Markus Dravius .... sound recordist
Paul Hamblin .... sound re-recordist
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Tom Russell .... senior colourist
 
Music Department
John Balance .... composer: additional music
Peter Christopherson .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Angela Connealy .... production coordinator
Phyll .... unspecified assistant
David Roden .... researcher
 

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USA:79 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
Quotes:
Terry, Nigel:The Gautama Bhudda advises me to Walk Away from Illness. But he wasn't attached to a drip...See more »
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Durutti ColumnSee more »

FAQ

Is this film really entirely blue?
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Wipeout, 5 February 2001

Losing his eyesight, Derek Jarman made this remarkable short

feature in which his diaristic reminiscences, and commentary on

his current degeneration from AIDS symptoms, are set against a

placid musical score and a cool, empty blue background.

An obviously simple idea, but what an amazingly rich one: Jarman

has created the closest movie experience to a director talking to

the inside of your head. The concomitant feelings of control-losing

peace and terrifying hallucination (one obviously starts to project

images into the blue blankness) are...well, so obviously apt, aren't

they? For a film about spirit, and about the interiorness of

everyone's reactions, BLUE is remarkably controlled in its effects.

It provides an experience adult viewers haven't had much since

childhood--of letting go and getting lost.

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