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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 »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Blue- Good film, especially if you like the colour See more (19 total) »


  (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 
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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79 min
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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 »
Terry, Nigel:We've always been mistreated and the moment anyone gives us the slightest bit of attention we over-react with our thanks.See more »
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Is this film really entirely blue?
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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Blue- Good film, especially if you like the colour, 11 March 2005
Author: Blake-D from United Kingdom

Blue had the prestige to be the first film to be shown on television and broadcast on radio at the same time, something not likely to be challenged for a long time. Naturally this doesn't make it a good movie, and if you think the films blue screen is a gimmick then you'll probably feel the same about this, however, you'd be wrong.

Pretentious? Well, i think an hour and a half of blue screen by anyone who wasn't going blind at the time would be pretentious, with Blue he was operating within his capabilities, and at the same time giving the viewer an appreciation of what it is to be blind. You think an hour and a half of this is irritating, well I presume Jarman thought that too. Watching the blue screen isn't meant to be fun, but it certainly helps draw attention to what is being said, which is the most important part of all. There was no blue screen when aired on the radio, so you could even argue its superficiality on that point. Once you get over the fact that Jarman has robbed you of anything visual, then can you truly appreciate a very honest piece of work by a talented man

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