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St Clement's Church on Romney Marsh

The historic church of St Clement’s at Old Romney was constructed in the mid-12th century with just nave and chancel; the aisles were added in the 13th century.   97 more words


Dungeness - wild, windy and slightly weird

Not far from Rye is the weird ‘sixth continent’ that is Dungeness and the late film director Derek Jarman’s famous garden.


Moving pictures 2018, #8

A nice geographic spread of films, which is the sort of viewing I’d like to be normal for me.

Salyut-7, Klim Shipenko (2017, Russia). At the time I watched this, … 2,351 more words


"Blue is Darkness Made Visible": Derek Jarman's Descent into Death

Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of English film director, stage designer, artist, gardener, author, and active advocate for gay rights, Derek Jarman. Considered one of Europe’s greatest independent film-makers, he died on the 19th of February 1994, after a six-year battle with AIDS.   815 more words


Film Directors: A sort-of A-Z: J

I had some in mind for ‘J’, as I expected it might be a difficult letter. So I will go with those anyway, and hope that you come up with some good choices of your own. 631 more words

Films And Cinema

The Last of England

Directed by Derek Jarman and released in its home country of England in 1987.

Very interesting stuff this one.

An art film consisting mostly of home videos shot on 8mm film interspersed with an at times subtle but mostly hectic score which left me at times clutching at my laptop to turn the volume down. 139 more words

It does not matter if it is a failure. Failures are to be desired as long as they are complete, stretched to their limits.

– Derek Jarman, Manifesto (1964)