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If You Like Avant-Garde British Cinema

One of my favorite presses, University of Minnesota, just released this new (potentially very interesting) book called Derek Jarman’s Angelic Conversations by Jim Ellis:

Derek Jarman’s Angelic Conversations analyzes Jarman’s work—including his famous films Caravaggio, Jubilee, Edward II, Blue, and Sebastiane—in relation to his critiques of the government and his activism in the gay community, from the liberationist movement to the AIDS epidemic. While others have frequently focused on Jarman’s biography, Ellis looks at how his politics and aesthetics are intertwined to comprehend his most radical aspects, particularly in films such as War Requiem and The Last of England.

2 thoughts on “If You Like Avant-Garde British Cinema

  1. Su-perb. Thanks for pointing this out.

    I’ll argue that Caravaggio is one of the greatest films ever made, hands down. (Don’t invite me over for dinner.)

    And Jarman is criminally underappreciated.


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