Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#126 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:41 pm

gap wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:35 pm
^ Thanks. I do love a good Shakespeare adaptation so I might start with that.
Depending on how you define "good Shakespeare adaptation" you may very well hate it!

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#127 Post by Cronenfly » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:56 pm

Is Volume 2 limited to 2000 copies like Volume 1 (at least that’s the number I seem to remember)?

The price did eventually drop for Volume 1 on Base.com (to about 33 pounds, if I remember correctly), and the first set did take about a year to sell out, so it seems worth waiting, but I don’t want to miss it either.

EDIT-Then again, assuming set two goes that low as well (from its present 46 pounds) that’s only a savings of about twenty bucks weighed against its potentially going OOP...

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#128 Post by AidanKing » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:21 am

Is the Jim Ellis book 'Derek Jarman's Angelic Conversations'? If so, does anyone know how good it is?

With regard to Volume 2, I would highly recommend getting it rather than risking it going out of print. It's an excellent set.

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#129 Post by AidanKing » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:49 am

The Jim Ellis book is 'Derek Jarman's Angelic Conversations' and, from an initial browse through, it seems like a pretty good analysis of the films, largely from the point of view of their relationship to relevant political movements and ideas, such as Situationism with respect to 'Jubilee' and anti-Thatcherism with regard to 'The Last of England'. The section on 'Imagining October' does include a detailed description of the film. I think the book would work very well read alongside something like Tony Peake's excellent biography of Jarman.

With regard to the unavailability of the majority of the Super 8 films, Thames and Hudson published a book by James McKay, 'Derek Jarman Super 8', in 2014. It appears to consist largely of frames taken from the films so might give some indication of their form and content, albeit without motion.

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#130 Post by MichaelB » Fri May 10, 2019 8:03 am

From the latest BFI press release:
15 July: stand-alone Blu-ray editions of Derek Jarman’s later classics Blue (1993) and The Garden (1990). These titles follow the Blu-ray box set Jarman Volume Two released earlier this year and the screenings of The Garden taking place in selected cinemas from 21 June.

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