War Requiem
First screened in July 2003 / Most recently screened in October 2005
Director: Derek Jarman. Cast: Nathaniel Parker, Owen Teale, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Sean Bean, Nigel Terry, Alex Jennings, Patricia Hayes, Rohan McCullough, Claire Davenport. Screenplay: Derek Jarman (inspired by the poems of Wilfred Owen).

Twitter Capsule: Dense, mixed-media montage alienates some (read: my students) but more gorgeous and poignant than many such exercises.

VOR:   One of the most moving Jarman projects, with some of his most self-consciously beautiful images. Rarely positioned as one of his seminal works, but warrants more attention.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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