Tempest

The Tempest

Director: Derek Jarman, Heathcote Williams, Karl Johnson, Jack Birkett

Cast: Derek Jarman, Heathcote Williams, Karl Johnson, Jack Birkett

     
 

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Filmed in 1979 and released publicly one year later, The Tempest is an abstract 16-millimeter feature film based loosely on the "magical" Shakespeare play. Director/writer Derek Jarman also throws in a few Shakespearean sonnets when the spirit moves him. Essentially, Jarman uses the material as the basis for a homosexual metaphor, most notably in the

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Filmed in 1979 and released publicly one year later, The Tempest is an abstract 16-millimeter feature film based loosely on the "magical" Shakespeare play. Director/writer Derek Jarman also throws in a few Shakespearean sonnets when the spirit moves him. Essentially, Jarman uses the material as the basis for a homosexual metaphor, most notably in the Prospero/Caliban relationship. He would further elaborate this concept in his next film, The Angelic Conversation. Jarman's The Tempest by its very nature speaks to a small, specialized audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2012
UPC:
0738329101022
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kino Video
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
69,817

Special Features

Three rare short films by Derek Jarman: Journey to Avebury (1971); Garden of Luxor (1972); Art of Mirrors (1973)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Heathcote Williams Prospero
Karl Johnson Ariel
Jack Birkett Caliban
David Meyer Ferdinand
Elisabeth Welch Goddess
Peter Bull Alonso
Richard Warwick Antonio
Neil Cunningham Sebastian
Christopher Biggins Stephano
Peter Turner Ttinculo
Claire Davenport Sycorax
Ken Campbell Gonzalo
Paul Hecht Actor
Kate Temple Miranda (child)
Helen Wellington-Lloyd Spirit
Toyah Willcox Miranda

Technical Credits
Derek Jarman Director,Screenwriter
Don Boyd Executive Producer
Nic Ede Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Hodgson Score Composer
John Lewis Score Composer
Peter Middleton Cinematographer
Sarah Radclyffe Associate Producer
Yolanda Sonnabend Production Designer
Lesley Walker Editor

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