Jubilee

Jubilee

Director: Derek Jarman

Cast: Derek Jarman, Jenny Runacre, Jordan, Nell Campbell

     
 
Steeped in the nihilistic philosophy and rebellious fashions of the British punk movement, this early feature by experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman presents an unusual look at late 1970s London. The bulk of Jubilee focuses on a loosely connected group of female outcasts, united by a hatred of convention that at times extends into dark violence. Providing

Overview

Steeped in the nihilistic philosophy and rebellious fashions of the British punk movement, this early feature by experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman presents an unusual look at late 1970s London. The bulk of Jubilee focuses on a loosely connected group of female outcasts, united by a hatred of convention that at times extends into dark violence. Providing contrast is the film's framing story, in which Queen Elizabeth I travels forward in time to view the future of England and finds unexpected sympathy with the female rebels. The film references both William Shakespeare and Siouxsie and the Banshees, and it alternates scenes of transgressive violence with heady discussions of English history. Although the film's graphic nature and undeniable pretension will prove unappealing to many viewers, its casting alone makes it an intriguing artifact of its time, showcasing subcultural icons from musician Adam Ant to several cast members of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Viewers with little tolerance for avant-garde affectations will certainly be uninterested, but the film will be rewarding to those with an interest in the development of Jarman's work or in punk culture.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2003
UPC:
0037429176023
Original Release:
1978
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
3,022

Special Features

Closed Caption; New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Peter Middleton and enhanced for widescreen televisions; Jubilee: A Time Less Golden, an original documentary on Derek Jarman and Jubilee made by Jarman actor Spencer Lee, featuring interviews with stars Jenny Runacre and Toyah Wilcox, film historian Tony Rayns, production designer Christopher Hobbs, and filmmakers John Maybury and Lee Drysdale, with rare Super-8 clips and memorabilia from the film; Ephemera from Jarman's personal collection, including his scrapbook from the film illustrated with rare photos, notes, and continuity stills; Original trailer; New essay by Jarman biographer Tony Peake; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired; Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jenny Runacre Elizabeth I
Jordan Amyl Nitrite
Nell Campbell Crabs
Linda Spurrier Viv
Ian Charleson Angel
Toyah Willcox Mad
Richard O'Brien John Dee
Adam Ant Kid
Karl Johnson Sphinx
Neil Kennedy Max
Orlando Borgia Ginz
Helen Wellington-Lloyd Lady in Waiting
Claire Davenport First Customs Lady
Barney James Policeman
Howard Malin Schmeitzer
Lindsay Kemp Cabaret performer

Technical Credits
Derek Jarman Director,Screenwriter
Nick Barnard Editor
Chelsea Score Composer
Christopher Hobbs Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer,Screenwriter
Howard Malin Producer
John Maybury Production Designer
Peter Middleton Cinematographer
Suzi Pinns Score Composer
Tom Priestley Editor
John Rogers Special Effects
James Whaley Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Logos/Opening Credits [1:00]
2. Shadow of This Time [6:50]
3. The H.Q. [2:57]
4. Amyl's Dance [3:00]
5. England's Glory [7:57]
6. Dress Rehearsal [4:19]
7. Piss Artist [1:24]
8. H.Q. Boredom [2:59]
9. Borgia Ginz [4:45]
10. Idyll [1:26]
11. Happy Days [5:09]
12. Right Time Wrong Moment [2:41]
13. "Nine to Five" [3:37]
14. Failed Hopes [3:59]
15. "Plastic Surgery" [5:07]
16. "Goodbye, Baby, and Amen!" [3:35]
17. "Paranoia Paradise" [4:40]
18. Dark Parables [2:11]
19. Pornotopia [5:28]
20. Chaos [1:13]
21. Another History Lesson [3:43]
22. Idi Amin Dildo [3:18]
23. Negative Reaction [4:51]
24. Liberating the Zoo [4:10]
25. Cop-ulation [3:19]
26. No Future [5:10]
27. Dancing Ledge [7:33]

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