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Julien Temple is a Director, Scriptwriter, Director of Photography and Cinematography British born on 26 november 1953 at London (United-kingdom)

Julien Temple

Julien Temple
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Birth 26 november 1953 (66 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Julien Temple (born 26 November 1953 in London) is an English film, documentary and music video director. He began his career with short films featuring the Sex Pistols, and has continued with various off-beat projects, including The Great Rock And Roll Swindle, Absolute Beginners and a documentary film about Glastonbury.

Temple was educated at St Marylebone Grammar School, from which he was expelled, William Ellis School and King's College, Cambridge. He grew up with little interest in film until, when a student at Cambridge, he discovered the works of French anarchist director Jean Vigo. This, along with his interest in the early punk scene in London in 1976, led to his friendship with The Sex Pistols, leading him to document many of their early gigs.

His first film was a short documentary called Sex Pistols Number 1, which set out to show the rise of the band from 1976–1977, in a series of short clips from television interviews and gigs. This led to Temple making The Great Rock And Roll Swindle, another documentary. As band members Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious had left the band by this time, the story of the group is told from the viewpoint of their manager, Malcolm McLaren.

The Great Rock And Roll Swindle tells of the rise of The Sex Pistols, apparently as manipulated by McLaren, and how he had shaped the band throughout their short career. Many of the 'facts' given by McLaren were disputed by John Lydon (who had dropped the Johnny Rotten name after leaving the band), who accused McLaren of using the film to attack him personally. This helped split opinion on the film as, although it was praised for attempting to capture some of the punk scene of the time, it was seen as too skewed towards McLaren's vision.

Controversy aside, Temple was praised for his mix of animated scenes, documentary footage, and specially shot footage which he used to tell McLaren's story. This helped launch Temple into a career making music videos, something for which he would be best known for much of his career. Temple's next theatrical release was the short film Jazzin' for Blue Jean featuring David Bowie which was released as a support feature to The Company of Wolves. By 1985, Temple was now well known for being a director of successful music videos by the Kinks, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and other British artists, several of which were early, groundbreaking, videos for the new MTV channel, but he was yet to direct a major film.

Usually with

David Bowie
David Bowie
(3 films)
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
(4 films)
Don Boyd
Don Boyd
(2 films)
Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Julien Temple (16 films)

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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, 2h3
Directed by Julien Temple
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Brigitte Bardot, Michael Peter Balzary, Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, Johnny Depp, Matt Dillon
Rating75% 3.796123.796123.796123.796123.79612
En tant que leader du groupe punk Clash à partir de 1977, Joe Strummer a profondément marqué l'existence de ses contemporains. Cinq ans après sa mort, cette influence perdure à travers le monde entier. Joe Strummer : The Future is Unwritten est un portrait sans complaisance de Joe Strummer, décrit non seulement comme musicien et légende du rock, mais aussi comme un véritable témoin de notre temps.
Pandaemonium, 2h4
Directed by Julien Temple
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof, Dexter Fletcher, Samuel West
Rating64% 3.246893.246893.246893.246893.24689
L'histoire de la relation à la fois fructueuse et destructrice, entremêlant amitié et trahison, entre les poètes Samuel Taylor Coleridge et William Wordsworth.
The Filth and the Fury, 1h47
Directed by Julien Temple
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors John Lydon, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Stewart Copeland, Bryan Ferry, Benny Hill
Rating76% 3.846193.846193.846193.846193.84619
Insultes, crachats, irreverence et violence, le groupe Sex Pistols est l'un des plus célebres représentants du mouvement punk londonien. La folle ascension de Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Sid Vicious et Paul Cook dans la deuxième moitié des années soixante-dix, période de grève et de misère pour la classe ouvrière de Grande-Bretagne, n'aura duré que l'espace de vingt-six mois et un seul album.
Vigo
Vigo (1998)

Directed by Julien Temple
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors James Frain, Romane Bohringer, Anna Bolt, Francine Bergé, Kenneth Cranham, Diana Quick
Rating62% 3.1484253.1484253.1484253.1484253.148425
Au début des années 1930, Jean Vigo rencontre dans un sanatorium pour tuberculeux, Lydu qu'il persuade de quitter le sanatorium pour vivre pleinement, malgré la maladie dont ils souffrent. Ils s'installent à Nice pour se soigner, et Jean, hanté par son père, Almereyda, journaliste anarchiste, s'attelle à la réalisation de son premier court métrage, «A propos de Nice», grâce au cadeau de mariage de ses beaux-parents, une caméra. Malgré le très mauvais accueil réservé au film, le refus de la plupart des producteurs et de grandes difficultés pour faire vivre Lydu et sa fille, Jean poursuit son rêve au milieu de ses compagnons dont Boris Kaufman, son opérateur et Marcel.
Bullet
Bullet (1996)
, 1h35
Directed by Julien Temple
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Mickey Rourke, Donnie Wahlberg, Adrien Brody, Scott Glenn, John Enos III, Ted Levine
Rating64% 3.249363.249363.249363.249363.24936
Butch "Bullet" Stein (Mickey Rourke) is a 35-year-old Jewish ex-con who is released from prison after serving an 8-year sentence for being an accomplice to a robbery. After his release he returns to Brooklyn to live with his dysfunctional family, including his alcoholic father, depressed mother, unstable older brother Louis, and his younger brother Ruby, an aspiring artist.
The Rolling Stones: Live at the Max, 1h29
Directed by Julien Temple, Roman Kroitor
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood
Rating73% 3.677463.677463.677463.677463.67746
Le tout premier concert de l'histoire filmé en IMAX 70mm est signé des Rolling Stones. Il date de 1991 et s'intitule 'Live at the Max'. Il réunit les performances des Stones durant la fameuse tournée Steel Wheels, principalement tenues à Londres mais aussi à Berlin et Turin.Le format IMAX 70mm offre une définition native exploitable inégalée. Les productions IMAX sont des perles rares qui une fois remasterisées en HD sont susceptibles d'offrir des Blu-Ray d'une qualité sans commune mesure.Continental DriftStart Me UpSad Sad SadTumbling DiceRuby TuesdayRock And A Hard PlaceHonky Tonk WomanYou Can39t Always Get What You WantHappyPaint It Black2000 Light Years From HomeSympathy For The DevilStreet Fighting ManIt39s Only Rock ‘N’ RollBrown Sugar(I Can39t Get No) Satisfaction
Earth Girls Are Easy, 1h40
Directed by Julien Temple
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about music and musicians, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Musical films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Stacey Travis, Julie Brown
Rating53% 2.6514152.6514152.6514152.6514152.651415
The film begins with three furry aliens--the blue Mac (Goldblum), the yellow Zeebo (Wayans), and the red Wiploc (Carrey)--traveling in a space ship. It's been a long time since they've had female companionship, and they receive a broadcast showing human females. They are titillated by these "hairless", shapely creatures and discover that the broadcast came from Earth, so they set off toward Earth and Southern California.
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% 2.9016552.9016552.9016552.9016552.901655
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.
Absolute Beginners, 1h48
Directed by Julien Temple
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Patsy Kensit, David Bowie, James Fox, Mandy Rice-Davies, Edward Tudor-Pole, Bruce Payne
Rating55% 2.752652.752652.752652.752652.75265
The film takes place in 1958, a time in which pop culture is transforming from 1950s jazz and early rock to a new generation on the verge of the 1960s. London is post-World War II, but pre-Beatles/Stones. The storyline incorporates elements of the 1958 Notting Hill race riots.
Jazzin' for Blue Jean, 20minutes
Directed by Julien Temple
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors David Bowie
Rating75% 3.7601053.7601053.7601053.7601053.760105
The film depicts the adventures of the socially incompetent Vic (played by Bowie) as he tries to win the affections of a beautiful girl by claiming to personally know her favourite rock star, Screaming Lord Byron (also played by Bowie). Rightfully disbelieving him, she challenges Vic to introduce her to him. They make a date for a Screaming Lord Byron show, where Vic attempts to sneak backstage to convince Mr. Screaming to come say hello to him and the girl after the show.
Mantrap
Mantrap (1983)
, 55minutes
Directed by Julien Temple
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors James Villiers, Lisa Vanderpump
Rating77% 3.8742653.8742653.8742653.8742653.874265
Martin Fry is asked to join the band as they embark on tour heading east through Europe. But at the height of their popularity the band tries to secretly replace Fry with a Russian spy in order to sneak him back behind the iron curtain. It is then up to Martin to battle his doppelganger and make the world safe for New Romantic Synth Pop.