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Derek Jarman in the Docklands: The Last of England and Thatcher’s London

Mark W. Turner

in Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665167
eISBN:
9781452946207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665167.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on London’s Docklands and film maker Derek Jarman’s unusual interest in them. The Last of England (1987) is a condition-of-England film that seeks to explore the collision of the ... More


Derek Jarman and the Legacy of Queer Martyrdom

Dominic Janes

in Visions of Queer Martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226250618
eISBN:
9780226250755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250755.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The terrible experience of the gay community in the course of the AIDS epidemic problematised gay liberation narratives of heroic progress from social oppression through its toxic elaboration of ... More


Colored Blindness: Derek Jarman’s Blue and the Monochrome Film

Justin Remes

in Motion(less) Pictures: The Cinema of Stasis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169639
eISBN:
9780231538909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169639.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores monochrome films, in which a single static color dominates the screen for long periods of time. It focuses on the most well-known monochrome film—Derek Jarman's Blue (1993)—a ... More


Volumising

Sarah Cooper

in Film and the Imagined Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452786
eISBN:
9781474476676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Layering is operative as part of the processes of mental image formation discussed in this chapter too, but rather than drawing upon the relationship with the onscreen images, now there is nothing to ... More


Parataxis; or, Modern Gardens

Anahid Nersessian

in The Calamity Form: On Poetry and Social Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226701288
eISBN:
9780226701455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701455.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In this chapter, the garden becomes the stage for a series of paratactic readings that set Romantic poets like Friedrich Hölderlin and William Cowper alongside the twentieth-century artist and ... More


Postscript

Sarah Cooper

in Film and the Imagined Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452786
eISBN:
9781474476676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The brief postscript cites Derek Jarman’s writings in his book Chroma in order to stress that no two people’s mental images will be the same and encourages readers to broaden the scope of the ... More


The Suspended Spectacle of History: The Tableau Vivant in Late Twentieth-Century Cinema

James Tweedie

in Moving Pictures, Still Lives: Film, New Media, and the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190873875
eISBN:
9780190873912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873875.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines both the history of the tableau vivant as an art form and its remarkable revival in the cinema of the late twentieth century. At once a quotation of an existing work of art and ... More


Using Racine in 1990; or, translating theatre in time

Denis Flannery

in Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads Alan Hollinghurst's translations of Jean Racine (1639-1699), with particular emphasis on his 1990 translation of Racine's Bajazet (1672). It connects Hollinghurst's translations of ... More


Conclusion

James Tweedie

in Moving Pictures, Still Lives: Film, New Media, and the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190873875
eISBN:
9780190873912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873875.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This brief conclusion considers a group of films and videos about cinema made in the late twentieth century. Cinema has always been a favorite topic for filmmakers, and that tendency continued at the ... More


Old Haunts: Commemoration and Mourning in Agnès Varda’s Landscapes

James Tweedie

in Moving Pictures, Still Lives: Film, New Media, and the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190873875
eISBN:
9780190873912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873875.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Agnès Varda’s Vagabond (1985) begins and frequently returns to images of the French landscape, and it constructs an allegory that binds the stories and images of its main character, the nation, and ... More


This Septic Isle: Post-Imperial Melancholy

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The late 1960s saw the emergence of Swinging London that seemed to be the world's cultural capital as Carnaby Street, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones soared to unprecedented popularity. According ... More


Blind Self-Portraits: Studies in Blue and Bronze

Georgina Kleege

in More than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190604356
eISBN:
9780190604394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604356.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses artists with impaired sight, specifically their self-portraits. Jacques Derrida observes a connection between traditional self-portraits and visual portrayals of blind people, ... More


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