Angelic Conversation DVD

Angelic Conversation DVD
Intense, dreamlike, and, poetic, The Angelic Conversation is one of the most artistic of Derek Jarman's films. With his painter's eye Jarman conjured, in a beautiful palette of light, colour and texture, an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare's love poems. Of the 154 sonnets written by Shakespeare, most were written to an unnamed young man, commonly referred to as the Fair Youth. Here Judi Dench's emotive readings of 14 sonnets are coupled with ethereal sequences; figures on seashores, by streams and in colourful gardens. The disruption of these magical scenes with images of barren and threatening landscapes echoes perfectly the celebration and torment of love explored in the sonnets. Shot on Super-8 before being transferred to 35mm film, the unique technical approach results in a striking aesthetic, with Coil's languorous soundtrack completing the intoxicating effect. '...this is the kind of film thatburns into the mind's eye. Only an artist could have made it'

Special Features
Specially Commissioned Interviews With Producer James Mackay And Production Designer Christopher Hobbs, Derek Jarman In Conversation With Simon Field (1989, 32 Mins), Stills Gallery, Fully Illustrated Booklet Including Introductory Essay By Colin MacCabe, Tilda Swinton's Testimonial Letter To Derek Jarman And Photographs Taken During The Making Of The Film


Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish
BBFCPG
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastJudi Dench
ColourColour
DirectorDerek Jarman
Discs1
FormatDVD
FormatIncludes - Booklet
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
IFCONone
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 2
Released2006-01-27
Run Time78
SubtitleEnglish
Year1985

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