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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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a final masterpiece 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
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Derek Jarman 

Produced by
Takashi Asai .... producer
David Lewis .... associate producer
James Mackay .... producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Fisher-Turner 
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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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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:Oral DHP is consumed by the liver, so they've tweaked a molecule to fool the system.See more »
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FAQ

Is this film really entirely blue?
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
a final masterpiece, 20 July 2001
Author: brendanP

Jarman's "Blue," a feature consisting entirely of a blue screen with voice-overs, has succeeded in annoying viewers with its seemingly uninventive approach to the cinematic personal narative. As so much of what we have come to consider "good" filmaking relies primarily on our sense of sight and our ability to absorb and process hundreds of CGI critters flashing before our eyes, it is easy to forget that a "good film" relies as much if not more so on the story than it does on the visuals.

Jarman's story is one that does not need visuals to support it. Reflecting upon his life in the face of his rapidly approaching death, Jarman's memories and meditations offer the viewer (listener, really) a window into the soul of a director who is losing the most important sense he could posses: his sight. Blue was the last color available to him before AIDS related complications robbed him of his sight. As he stands before death and stares it straight in the face, Jarman's writings put forth a suprising feeling of calmness, as he has accepted his own finitude and shares his meditations with us in this, his last masterpiece.

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