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Derek Jarman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Director of Photography, Editor, Production Design and Cinematography British born on 31 january 1942 at Northwood, London (United-kingdom)

Derek Jarman

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Birth name Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 31 january 1942 at Northwood, London (United-kingdom)
Death 19 february 1994 (at 52 years)

Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author.

Biography

Né à Northwood dans le Middlesex, d'un père officier militaire et d'une mère d'origine juive, Derek Jarman étudie à partir de 1960 à King's College London, puis à la Slade School of Fine Art.

Il commence à travailler pour le cinéma en 1970 comme concepteur de production sur le film Les Diables de Ken Russell.

Jarman s'affirme publiquement comme militant pour les droits des homosexuels. C'est en 1976 que sa réputation de réalisateur underground s'établit avec son film Sebastiane. Vision homoérotique de la vie de saint Sébastien, le film se distingue de plus par ses dialogues en latin.

Jarman publie Queerlife en 1984. Il réalise également des clips vidéos pour des chanteurs et des groupes britanniques, comme Marianne Faithfull, Pet Shop Boys, Marc Almond, The Smiths ou Suede.

En 1986, son film Caravaggio, évocation de la vie tumultueuse du peintre italien, reçoit un Ours d'argent pour sa conception visuelle lors de la Berlinale, et le prix spécial du jury au festival international du film d'Istanbul. Ce film révèle également l'actrice Tilda Swinton.

C'est aussi en 1986 que Jarman découvre qu'il est séropositif et s'exprime publiquement au sujet du sida. Il s'installe dans une petite maison à Dungeness, sur la côte du Kent, près d'une centrale nucléaire. Il y crée un jardin singulier. Il publie des livres autobiographiques comme At Your Own Risk ou ses journaux intimes en 1992. Cette même année, son film Edward II, adapté de la pièce de Christopher Marlowe, reçoit le Teddy Award et le prix FIPRESCI à la Berlinale, et le Hitchcock d'or au festival du film britannique de Dinard.

En 1993, Jarman livre sa dernière œuvre, Blue, un film confession sans images, mais à la bande son très travaillée dans lequel il évoque son vécu de malade séropositif.

Derek Jarman meurt des suites du sida à St Bartholomew's Hospital en 1994 à Londres.

Best films

The Devils (1971)
(Production Design)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Derek Jarman (18 films)

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Actor

The British Guide to Showing Off
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Actors Brian Eno, Richard O'Brien, Ruby Wax, Derek Jarman
Rating65% 3.2790553.2790553.2790553.2790553.279055
As well as charting the latest incarnation of the Alternative Miss World, the film studies the history of the show itself, which first took place in 1972 and has had a number of high-profile celebrities both entering and judging it.
The Garden
The Garden (1990)
, 1h32
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, Michael Gough, Philip MacDonald, Pete Lee-Wilson, Jack Birkett
Roles Himself
Rating66% 3.346683.346683.346683.346683.34668
Une femme, peut-être la Madone, apporte son bébé à une foule de paparazzi intrusifs ; elle veut fuir. Deux amants homosexuels se marient et sont arrêtés par les forces de l'ordre. Ils sont humiliés et battus. Égarés dans ce monde contemporain où Jésus est encore fort présent, il faut pouvoir survivre à l'intolérance et le meurtre.
Prick Up Your Ears, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn, Frances Barber, Julie Walters
Roles Patrick Proktor
Rating72% 3.6472753.6472753.6472753.6472753.647275
The film tells the story of Orton and Halliwell in flashback, framed by sequences of Lahr researching the book upon which the film is based with Orton's literary agent, Peggy Ramsay. Orton and Halliwell's relationship is traced from its beginnings at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Orton starts out as the uneducated youth to Halliwell's older faux-sophisticate. As the relationship progresses, however, Orton grows increasingly confident in his talent while Halliwell's writing stagnates. They fall into a parody of a traditional married couple, with Orton as the "husband" and Halliwell as the long-suffering and increasingly ignored "wife" (a situation exacerbated by Orton's unwillingness, in 1960s England, to acknowledge having a male lover). Orton is commissioned to write a screenplay for the Beatles and Halliwell gets carried away in preparing for a meeting with the "Fab Four", but in the end Orton is taken away for a meeting on his own. Finally, a despondent Halliwell kills Orton and commits suicide.
Caravaggio
Caravaggio (1986)
, 1h33
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton, Robbie Coltrane, Jack Birkett, Nigel Davenport
Roles Papal Aide
Rating65% 3.2988353.2988353.2988353.2988353.298835
Told in a segmented fashion, the film opens as Caravaggio (Nigel Terry) dies from lead poisoning while in exile, with only his long-time deaf-dumb companion Jerusaleme (Spencer Leigh) (who was given by his family to the artist as a boy) by his side. Caravaggio thinks back to his life as a teenage street ruffian (Dexter Fletcher) who hustles and paints. While taken ill and in the care of priests, young Caravaggio catches the eye of Cardinal Del Monte (Michael Gough). Del Monte nurtures Caravaggio's artistic and intellectual development but also appears to molest him.
Nighthawks
Nighthawks (1978)

Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Derek Jarman
Rating51% 2.567072.567072.567072.567072.56707
The film realistically portrays day-to-day gay life in London at the time. It shows a gay man, played by Ken Robertson, teaching geography during the day and going to gay pubs at night. His students ultimately challenge him with questions as to whether he is bent/queer. He responds that he is and answers their questions about his homosexuality calmly.

Director

Wittgenstein, 1h15
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Collins, Nabil Shaban, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, Jill Balcon
Rating68% 3.4462153.4462153.4462153.4462153.446215
Le film retrace la pensée et la vie du philosophe autrichien Ludwig Wittgenstein au travers de différentes saynètes.
Edward II
Edward II (1991)
, 1h30
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Steven Waddington, Tilda Swinton, Andrew Tiernan, Kevin Collins, Dudley Sutton, Jerome Flynn
Rating67% 3.398273.398273.398273.398273.39827
Once installed as king, Edward II summons his friend and lover, Piers Gaveston, to his side and showers him with gifts, titles and abiding love. Their relationship is fiery and passionate, but it is the focus of gossip and derision throughout the kingdom. Upon his return, Gaveston takes revenge on the Bishop of Winchester, who had been responsible for his banishment from England during the previous reign, by personally torturing him. Kent, Edwards’ brother, is the first to protest Gaveston's return. Many others feel the same way, including the Bishop of Winchester and Lord Mortimer, who is in charge of the army forces of the kingdom. Nevertheless, Edward defends his lover from his mounting enemies.
The Garden
The Garden (1990)
, 1h32
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, Michael Gough, Philip MacDonald, Pete Lee-Wilson, Jack Birkett
Rating66% 3.346683.346683.346683.346683.34668
Une femme, peut-être la Madone, apporte son bébé à une foule de paparazzi intrusifs ; elle veut fuir. Deux amants homosexuels se marient et sont arrêtés par les forces de l'ordre. Ils sont humiliés et battus. Égarés dans ce monde contemporain où Jésus est encore fort présent, il faut pouvoir survivre à l'intolérance et le meurtre.
War Requiem, 1h32
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Musical
Actors Laurence Olivier, Tilda Swinton, Nathaniel Parker, Sean Bean, Patricia Hayes, Nigel Terry
Rating65% 3.250043.250043.250043.250043.25004
Sans utiliser de dialogue et seulement la pièce musicale de Benjamin Britten, War Requiem se veut une réflexion poétique autour des horreurs de la guerre, en s'axant principalement autour de la Première Guerre mondiale et des poèmes de Wilfred Owen, à travers les souvenirs d'un vieux soldat en fauteuil roulant.
Aria
Aria (1987)
, 1h30
Directed by Derek Jarman, Charles Sturridge, Robert Altman, Nicolas Roeg, Julien Temple, Jean-Luc Godard, Bruce Beresford, Franc Roddam, Ken Russell, Bill Bryden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Anthology film, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on operas
Actors Theresa Russell, Beverly D'Angelo, Elizabeth Hurley, Buck Henry, Bridget Fonda, John Hurt
Rating58% 2.90172.90172.90172.90172.9017
De grands airs d'opéra vus par dix réalisateurs sur des musiques de Charpentier, Korngold, Leoncavallo, Lully, Puccini, Rameau, Verdi, Wagner. L'image est parfois sans rapport avec le thème de l'opéra, d'autres fois plus proche.