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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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(43 articles)
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Rest in Peace...Derek Jarman 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 
 
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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
 
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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 »
Quotes:
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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Rest in Peace...Derek Jarman, 17 January 2012
Author: druid333-2 from United States

Derek Jarman was a British film maker who's films were an acquired taste for some,and reason to delight for others. He started out as an painter, and got into film from being a set designer for such films as Ken Russell's 'The Devils'. He started out making simple (but never simple minded) 8mm films,moving eventually to 35mm features. Along the way, he experimented,resulting in films such as 'The Garden'. In 'Blue' (a.k.a.Derek Jarman's Blue),he was nearly blind,as a result of AIDS, and wanted to film his final testament. The result is nearly 80 minutes of what appears to be blue light struck leader (generally used at the beginning of each reel of film,so as not to allow direct light on screen),augmented with spoken text,some of which by some of Jarman's favourite actors (Tilda Swinton),with various realms of music (classical,ambient,etc.). As with other experimental/expanded cinema, this film will leave some cold,and delight others. Not rated by the MPAA,but contains some naughty language

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