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Release Date:
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 »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
John Quentin ... Narrator (voice)

Nigel Terry ... Narrator (voice)
Derek Jarman ... Himself / Narrator (voice)

Tilda Swinton ... Narrator (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 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Lewis .... associate director
Sound Department
Marvin Black .... sound designer
Paul Hamblin .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tom Russell .... senior colourist
Editorial Department
Tom Russell .... senior colorist
Music Department
John Balance .... musician
Gini Ball .... musician
Marvin Black .... musician
Peter Christopherson .... musician
Markus Dravius .... music recording engineer
Markus Dravius .... musician
Brian Eno .... musician
Simon Fisher-Turner .... musician (as The King of Luxembourg)
Simon Fisher-Turner .... musician
Marden Hill .... musician
Tony Hinnigan .... musician
Danny Hyde .... musician
Jan Latham-Koenig .... musician
Momus .... musician
Vini Reilly .... musician
Miranda Sex Garden .... musician
Kate St. John .... musician
Richard Watson .... musician
Hugh Webb .... musician
Other crew
Angela Connealy .... production coordinator
Simon Goldberg .... legal consultant
Chris Harrison .... administrator
David Roden .... researcher (uncredited)
Kevin Collins .... dedicatee (as H.B.)

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79 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Narrator:From the bottom of your heart, pray to be released from Image.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Derek Jarman: Life as Art (2004)See more »
Gnossienne No. 1See more »


Is this film really entirely blue?
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11 out of 16 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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