FACTOID # 28: Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman (January 31, 1942February 19, 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, artist, and writer. Portrait of filmmaker Derek Jarman This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Portrait of filmmaker Derek Jarman This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Scenic design also known as Stage design is the creation of theatrical scenery. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ...

Contents

Life

Jarman was born in Northwood, Middlesex, and from 1960 studied at King's College London. This was followed by four years at the Slade School of Art, starting in 1963. He had a studio at Butler's Wharf, London, and was part of the Andrew Logan social scene in the 1970s. Northwood is a suburb of London in the London Borough of Hillingdon. ... Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest (after Rutland). ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Kings College London is the largest college of the University of London and one of a number of university institutions founded in England in the early 19th century. ... The Slade School of Fine Art is an art school based at University College London in the UK. The school traces its roots back to 1868 when Felix Slade decided to establish three Chairs in Fine Art, to be based at Oxford, Cambridge and London—though with only London offering... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and the largest city of England (strangely, England has no constitutional existence within the United Kingdom, and therefore cannot be said to have a capital). ... Andrew Logan (born 1945) is an English sculptor, performance artist, jewellery-maker, portraitist and painter. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


On December 22, 1986 he was diagnosed HIV positive, and was notable for later discussing his condition in public. His illness prompted him to move to Prospect Cottage, Dungeness, near to the nuclear power station. In 1994 he died of AIDS. Chumbawamba subsequently released Song for Derek Jarman. December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... Dungeness is the headland of a shingle beach on the Romney Marsh in Kent, England. ... There are two nuclear power stations located near Dungeness in the south east of Kent, England. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... Chumbawamba playing live at Luton Library, May 1985 Chumbawamba are an English anarchist band who play pop music influenced by folk, punk, dance, world and other styles of popular music. ...


Films

Jarman's first films were experimental super 8 mm shorts, a form he never entirely abandoned, and later developed further (in his films Imagining October (1984), The Angelic Conversation (1985), The Last Of England (1987) and The Garden (1990)) as a parallel to his narrative work. Super 8 mm film, also called Super 8 is a motion picture film format that was developed in the 1960s and released on the market in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the older 8mm home movie format. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Last Of England is a film by Derek Jarman. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Garden is a 1990 British arthouse film by director Derek Jarman in association with Channel 4. ... This article is about the year. ...


Jarman first became known as a stage designer getting a break into the film industry as production designer for Ken Russell's "The Devils" (1970), and later made his debut in "overground" narrative filmmaking with the groundbreaking Sebastiane (1976), arguably the first British film to feature positive images of gay sexuality, and the first (and to date, only) film entirely in Latin. Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell, known as Ken Russell (born July 3, 1927), is a controversial English film director, particularly known for his films about famous composers. ... The Devils (film), the controversial 1971 Ken Russell film The English language title of Henri-Georges Clouzots film Les Diaboliques (1955) The Devils (band), the pop music project of Nick Rhodes and Stephen Duffy. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Sebastiane is a controversial 1976 film written and directed by Derek Jarman and Paul Humfress. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For other articles with similar names, see Gay (disambiguation). ... This article is about the issues and phenomena pertaining to human sexual function and behavior. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...


He followed this with the film many regard as his first masterpiece, Jubilee (shot 1977, released 1978), in which Queen Elizabeth I of England is transported forward in time to a desolate and brutal wasteland ruled by her twentieth century namesake. Jubilee was arguably the first UK punk movie, and among its cast featured punk groups and figures such as Wayne County of Wayne County & the Electric Chairs, Jordan, Toyah Willcox, and Adam and the Ants. Jubilee is a 1977 cult film directed by Derek Jarman and starring Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell (Little Nell), Toyah Willcox, Adam Ant, Jordan (the Malcolm McLaren protege), and Hermine Demoriane. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England, Queen of France (in name only), and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. ... Jayne County, formerly known as Wayne County, is an influential transsexual performer, musician and actress whose career has spanned several decades. ... Wayne County & the Electric Chairs were part of the original first wave of punk band froms the 1970s. ... Toyah Ann Willcox (born May 18, 1958 in Kings Heath, Birmingham) is an English actress and singer. ... Adam & the Ants were a rock and roll group during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ...


After making the unconventional Shakespeare adaptation The Tempest in 1979 (a film praised by several Shakespeare scholars, but dismissed by some traditionalist critics), Jarman spent seven years making experimental super 8 mm films and attempting to raise money for Caravaggio (he later claimed to have rewritten the script seventeen times during this period). Finally released in 1986, the film attracted a comparatively wide audience (and is still, barring the cult hit Jubilee, probably his most widely-known work), partly due to the involvement, for the first time, of the British television company Channel 4 in funding and distribution. This marked the beginning of a new phase in Jarman's filmmaking career: from now on all his films would be partly funded by television companies, often receiving their most prominent exhibition in TV screenings. Caravaggio also saw Jarman work with actress Tilda Swinton for the first time. Miranda and Ferdinand, Angelica Kauffmann, 1782 The Tempest is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Caravaggio (1986) is a British directed by Derek Jarman. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Channel 4 is a public-service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Caravaggio (1986) is a British directed by Derek Jarman. ... Tilda Swinton Katherine Mathilda Swinton (born November 5, 1960), better known as Tilda Swinton, is a British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. ...


The conclusion of Caravaggio also marked the beginning of a temporary abandonment of traditional narrative in Jarman's work. Frustrated by the formality of 35 mm film production, and the institutional dependence and resultant prolonged inactivity associated with it (which had already cost him seven years with Caravaggio, as well as derailing several long-term projects), Jarman returned to and expanded the super 8 mm-based form he had previously worked in on Imagining October and The Angelic Conversation. Caravaggio (1986) is a British directed by Derek Jarman. ... Simulated 35 mm film with soundtracks _ The outermost strips (on either side) contain the SDDS soundtrack as an image of a digital signal. ... Caravaggio (1986) is a British directed by Derek Jarman. ...


The first film to result from this new semi-narrative phase, The Last of England told the death of a country, ravaged by its own internal decay and Thatcher's economic restructuring. "Wrenchingly beautiful…the film is one of the few commanding works of personal cinema in the late 80's -- a call to open our eyes to a world violated by greed and repression, to see what irrevocable damage has been wrought on city, countryside and soul, how our skies, our bodies, have turned poisonous," wrote The Village Voice. During the 1980s Jarman was still one of the few openly gay public figures in Britain and so was a leading campaigner against "anti-gay" legislation and to raise awareness of AIDS. Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. ... The Village Voice is a New York City-based weekly newspaper featuring investigative articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, arts reviews and events listings for New York City. ...


During the making of The Garden, Jarman became seriously ill. Although he recovered sufficiently to complete the film, he never attempted anything on a comparable scale afterwards, returning to a more pared-down form for his concluding narrative films, Edward II (perhaps his most politically outspoken work, informed by his Queer activism) and the Brechtian Wittgenstein, a delicate tragicomedy based on the life of the eponymous philosopher. It was a later complaint of Jarman's that with the disappearance of the Independent Film sector it had become impossible for him to get finance. Jarman made a side income by directing music videos for various artists including Marianne Faithfull, The Smiths and the Pet Shop Boys. Edward II is a movie by Derek Jarman based on the play Edward II by Christopher Marlowe. ... The word queer has traditionally meant strange or unusual. ... Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht February 10, 1898 – August 14, 1956) was an influential German socialist dramatist, stage director, and poet of the 20th century. ... Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), pictured here in 1930, made influential contributions to Logic and the philosophy of language, critically examining the task of conventional philosophy and its relation to the nature of language. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... Marianne Faithfull on the cover of her album A Secret Life Marian Evelyn Faithfull[1] (b. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... The capitalization of song titles in this article may be disputed. ...


At the time when he made the film Blue, he was blind and dying of AIDS-related complications. Blue consists of a single shot of saturated blue colour filling the screen, as background to a soundtrack composed by Simon Fisher Turner featuring original music by Coil and other artists, where Jarman describes his life and vision. When it was shown on British television, Channel Four carried the image whilst the soundtrack was broadcast simultaneously on BBC Radio 3, a collaborative project unique for its time. Blue is the last film of director Derek Jarman (1942-1994). ... Coil (1982 - 13 November 2004) were a cross-genre, experimental music group who worked in such forms as industrial, noise, ambient and dark ambient, neo-folk, spoken word, drone music, and minimalism. ... Channel 4 is a television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... BBC Radio 3 is a domestic UK BBC radio station, which devotes most of its schedule to classical music. ...


His final testament as a film-maker was the film "Glitterbug" made for the Arena slot on BBC2, and broadcast shortly after Jarman's death. Compiled and edited from many hours of super 8 footage shot with friends and companions throughout his career it is a moving collage of memories, people and moments lost in time, accompanied by a specially commisioned soundtrack from Brian Eno.


Other works

Jarman's work broke new ground in creating and expanding the fledgling form of 'the pop video' in England, and as a forthright and prominent gay rights activist. Several volumes of his diaries have been published. A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also...


He is also remembered for his famous shingle cottage-garden, created in the latter years of his life, in the shadow of the Dungeness power station. The house was built in tarred timber. Its beach garden was made using local materials and has been the subject of several books. At this time, he also began painting again (see the book: Evil Queen: The Last Paintings, 1994). Dungeness is the headland of a shingle beach on the Romney Marsh in Kent, England. ...


Filmography

Short and feature films

Jarman's early Super-8 mm work has been included on some of the DVD releases of his films. Sebastiane is a controversial 1976 film written and directed by Derek Jarman and Paul Humfress. ... Jubilee is a 1977 cult film directed by Derek Jarman and starring Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell (Little Nell), Toyah Willcox, Adam Ant, Jordan (the Malcolm McLaren protege), and Hermine Demoriane. ... Miranda and Ferdinand, Angelica Kauffmann, 1782 The Tempest is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. ... The Angelic Conversation was a CD soundtrack released by Coil. ... Caravaggio (1986) is a British directed by Derek Jarman. ... The War Requiem is a requiem composed by Benjamin Britten for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral on May 30, 1962 following its destruction during World War II. A mourning song for the victims of war, Britten’s War Requiem is considered one of the great heartrending choral-orchestral works of... The Garden is a 1990 British arthouse film by director Derek Jarman in association with Channel 4. ... Edward II is a movie by Derek Jarman based on the play Edward II by Christopher Marlowe. ... Blue is the last film of director Derek Jarman (1942_1994). ... DVD (sometimes called Digital Versatile Disc, or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


Music videos

The Sex Pistols in 1977. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Marianne Faithfull on the cover of her album A Secret Life Marian Evelyn Faithfull[1] (b. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Throbbing Gristle (formed on September 3, 1975, in London) is a British experimental music and industrial music group that evolved from the performance art group COUM Transmissions. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... View across garden, in new MoMA building by Yoshio Taniguchi. ... For other uses, see Orange juice (disambiguation). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marc Almond (born Peter Mark Sinclair Almond on 9 July 1957 in Southport, Lancashire) is a popular English singer and recording artist, who originally found fame as half of the seminal Synthpop/New Wave duo Soft Cell. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... The Queen Is Dead is an album by The Smiths. ... Panic is a song by The Smiths. ... There Is A Light That Never Goes Out is a song by the British rock group The Smiths, written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr. ... Ask is a song by The Smiths. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The capitalization of song titles in this article may be disputed. ... Its A Sin was a song recorded by The Pet Shop Boys which reached #1 on the UK singles chart for three weeks in June 1987. ...

Further reading

  • Steven Dillon. Derek Jarman and Lyric Film: The Mirror and the Sea. (2004).
  • Tony Peake. Derek Jarman (Little, Brown & Co, 2000). 600-page biography.
  • Michael O'Pray. Derek Jarman: Dreams of England. (British Film Institute, 1996).
  • Howard Sooley. Derek Jarman's Garden. (Thames & Hudson, 1995).

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and...

External links

  • Slow Motion Angel - a Derek Jarman Information and Resource Site
  • Preserving A Harlequin - a Jarman retrospective by Nick Clapson.
  • A short biography
  • Derek Jarman at the Internet Movie Database.
  • Photographs of Prospect Cottage at Flickr
  • Derek Jarman on Find-A-Grave
  • Online memorial To Derek Jarman, Leigh Bowery and others

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, television stars, video games and production crew personnel. ... Flickr is a photo sharing website and web services suite, and an online community platform, which is generally considered an early example of a Web 2. ...

References

  1. ^ Peake, Tony. 1999. Derek Jarman: A Biography. New York: The Overlook Press/Little, Brown. pg. 312: listed as "Steve Hale's 'Touch the Radio, Dance!'"

  Results from FactBites:
 
Derek Jarman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (800 words)
Jarman was born in Northwood, Middlesex, and from 1960 studied at King's College London.
Jarman's first films were experimental super 8mm shorts, a form he never entirely abandoned, and later developed further (in his films Imagining October (1984), The Angelic Conversation (1985), The Last Of England (1987) and The Garden (1990)) as a parallel to his narrative work.
Jarman deserves significant credit for his work in creating and expanding the fledgling form of 'the pop video' in England, and as a forthright and prominent gay rights activist.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m