Blue (1993 film)
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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Derek Jarman|
|Produced by||James Mackay
|Written by||Derek Jarman|
|Music by||Simon Fisher Turner
|Distributed by||Zeitgeist Films (USA)
Basilisk Communications Ltd
|Venice Biennale, June 1993, Edinburgh International Film Festival, August 1993, 3 October 1993
(New York Film Festival)
Blue is the twelfth and final feature film by director Derek Jarman, released four months before his death from AIDS-related complications. Such complications had already rendered him partially blind at the time of the film's release.
The film was his last testament as a film-maker, and consists of a single shot of saturated blue colour filling the screen, as background to a soundtrack where Jarman's and some of his long-time collaborators' narration describes his life and vision.
On its premiere, on 19 September 1993, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 3 collaborated on a simultaneous broadcast so viewers could enjoy a stereo soundtrack. Radio 3 subsequently broadcast the soundtrack separately as a radio play and it was later released as a CD.
The film has been released on DVD in Germany and in Italy. On 23 July 2007 British distributor Artificial Eye released DVD tying Blue together with Glitterbug, a collage of Jarman's Super 8 footage.
- Johnston, Sheila (19 Apr 2005) Film-makers on film: Christopher Doyle telegraph.co.uk
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