The Tempest [Blu-ray] [1979]


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    Special Features

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


    The Tempest
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Heathcote Williams - Prospero
    • Karl Johnson
      Karl Johnson - Ariel
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      Jack Birkett - Caliban
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      David Meyer - Ferdinand
    • Elisabeth Welch
      Elisabeth Welch - Goddess

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