Caravaggio DVD

Caravaggio DVD
Caravaggio DVD Caravaggio DVD
Derek Jarman struggled for seven years to bring his portrait of the seventeenth-century Italian artist Michelangelo da Caravaggio to the screen. The result was well worth the wait, and was greeted with critical acclaim: a freely dramatized portrait of the controversial artist and a powerful mediation on sexuality, criminality and art - a new and refreshing take on the usual biopic.

The film centres on an imagined love-triangle between Caravaggio, his friend and model Ranuccio, and Ranuccio's low-life partner Lena. Conjuring some of the artist's most famous paintings through elaborate and beautifully photographed tableaux vivants, these works are woven into the fabric of the story, providing a starting point for its characters and narrative episodes. Caravaggio features wonderful performances from Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, and, in her first role, Tilda Swinton, who was to become Jarman's muse and long-time collaborator. A visual treat, it was the first major film production for award-winning costume designer Sandy Powell, with luscious production design by Christopher Hobbs.

Special Features
Specially Commissioned Interviews With Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, And Production Designer Christopher Hobbs, Feature Commentary By Cinematographer Gabriel Beristain,
Filmed And Audio Interviews With Derek Jarman, Gallery Of Storyboards, Production Sketches, And Derek Jarman's Notebooks,
Fully Illustrated Booklet Including Introductory Essay By Colin MacCabe And Interview With Costume Designer Sandy Powell
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
Aspect Ratio1.77:1 (16:9)
AudioEnglish
BBFC18
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastNoam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry
ColourColour
DirectorDerek Jarman
Discs1
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 2
Released2006-01-27
Run Time89
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1986

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