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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 »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(44 articles)
Boyhood leads Gothams nominations
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Revenge, Success and 'Blue Ruin'
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A touching farewell See more (19 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
 
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Angela Connealy .... production coordinator
Phyll .... unspecified assistant
David Roden .... researcher
 

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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 »
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Terry, Nigel:You say to the boy "Open your eyes". When he opens his eyes and sees the light, you make him cry out, saying "Oh, Blue, come forth! Oh, Blue, arise! Oh, Blue, ascend! Oh, Blue, come in!"See more »
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Is this film really entirely blue?
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A touching farewell, 30 November 2001
Author: Baroque

Derek Jarman's final work is perhaps his most unusual. The visuals are nothing but a solid screen of bright blue. The soundtrack is a montage of sound effects, voice overs, and music. The dialogue is Derek Jarman's coming to terms with himself, and his terminal illness.

Some will find the whole affair a pretentious bore. Others will find it a moving farewell from a groundbreaking British film-maker who was completely blind by the time the film was completed. He broke the rules, especially with this film, and it's probably how he wanted to be remembered.



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