The Films of Derek Jarman

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McFarland & Company, 1. 1. 2002 - Počet stran: 205
Derek Jarman's films explore the possibilities and limitations of same-sex love and self-expression during various historical eras, ranging from ancient Egypt to present times. His work covers a millennium of sexual repression and efforts to escape it. Jarman provides us with a cinematic history of people whose homoerotic passions had a major impact on western civilization in religion, art, politics, philosophy, and war.
This book provides background information on each of Jarman's fifteen scripts and films. The chapters are program notes to his films from a historical perspective. An interpretation of Jarman's intentions, gleaned from the director's writings and works about him, is also provided. This work reveals Jarman's importance as a keen student of the limits of historical knowledge, and delineates the role of history in inspiring change or preserving inertia in the present struggle against homophobia.

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Preface
1
Introduction
11
A Queer Pharaoh?
21
The Relevance of a Queer Jesus
29
Early Christianity and the Roman Empire
44
From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
55
Caravaggio and the Italian Renaissance
70
Queer Dee and Shakespeare?
85
The Long Shadow of the Great War
120
Jubilee without John Dee? Modern Times
132
Modern Times Revisited
142
Possible Futures
151
Our Time Is the Passing of a Shadow
157
Imagining October
167
Pier Paolo Pasolini Jarmans Predecessor
171
Notes
185

From the Renaissance to the Present
100
The Grey Flame and the Early Twentieth Century
108
Principal Films Discussed
199
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O autorovi (2002)

William Pencak is a professor of history at the Pennsylvania State University and co-editor of the essay collection Paul Robeson: Essays on His Life and Legacy (2002). He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

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