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Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman

Highest Rated: 100% Will You Dance With Me? (1984)

Lowest Rated: 56% The Last of England (1988)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1942

Birthplace: London, England, UK

An icon both of avant garde filmmaking and of the battle for gay rights, Derek Jarman was born Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman in London in 1942. Initially taking up studies as a painter, Jarman attended King's College and later University College London, at first beginning his career as an artist and set designer. However he would soon take an interest in directing highly experimental short films, which were usually shot using a Super 8 camera, and by 1976, Jarman had amassed both the enthusiasm and modest budget to complete his first feature length film, "Sebastiane" (1976), a semi-erotic depiction of the life of Saint Sebastiane shot entirely in Latin. Jarman would go on to direct an unconventional adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" (1979) a few years later, before returning to the short-film format for several years as he raised money for what would be perhaps his best known feature film, a biopic of the Renaissance painter "Caravaggio" (1986). Jarman would also spend much the the 1980s and early 1990s campaigning tirelessly for gay rights, even as he directed still more unconventional and often non-narrative films such as "War Requiem" (1989), "Edward II" (1991), and finally, "Blue" (1993). Derek Jarman passed away in 1994. He was 52 years old.



No Score Yet 80% Glitterbug Director - 1994
100% 87% Blue Director,
- 1993
86% 75% Wittgenstein Director,
- 1993
100% 75% Edward II Director $1.7K 1991
100% No Score Yet The Garden Director $3.9K 1990
100% 62% The War Requiem Director - 1988
56% 68% The Last of England Director,
- 1988
57% 47% Aria Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirate Tape Director - 1987
82% 68% Caravaggio Director,
$3.2K 1986
No Score Yet 48% The Angelic Conversation Director,
- 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Shadow of the Sun Director - 1984
100% No Score Yet Will You Dance With Me? Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet T.G.: Psychic Rally in Heaven Director,
Film Editing
- 1981
67% 59% The Tempest Director - 1979
100% 58% Jubilee Director,
- 1978
88% 55% Sebastiane Director,
Production Design
- 1976