In 1986 Derek Jarman started filming The Last of England, his most original and technically innovative film and also his most personal work. Shortly after the filming began, Jarman also began work on this volume of his journals, which contains diary entries and interviews, notes on the script, stills from the filming, and photographs of Derek, his family and friends.
Here Jarman writes of his extraordinary childhood and his father's kleptomania; coming to terms with his sexuality; life in the sex- and drug-filled sixties and seventies; his early work as a painter and designer for Ken Russell's groundbreaking films; and debut as a director. Along with Dancing Ledge, Modern Nature, and At Your Own Risk, this fascinating fourth volume completes the journals of Derek Jarman, and presents in total the details of a remarkably diverse and creative life.
|Publisher:||The Overlook Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.92(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
One of England's foremost filmmakers, Derek Jarman (1942-1994) wrote and directed many feature films, including Sebastiane, Jubilee, Caravaggio, and Blue, as well as numerous short films and music videos. He was a stage designer, artist, writer, gardener, and an outspoken AIDS and queer rights activist in the UK and the United States. His books include At Your Own Risk, Modern Nature, and Smiling in Slow Motion, all available from the University of Minnesota Press.