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Wittgenstein [DVD] [1993]


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    Special Features

    • Video interviews iwth Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), actor Karl Johnson and producer Tariq Ali
    • Extensive behind-the-scenes footage
    • Video introduction by film historian Ian Christie
    • The Clearing (Alex Bistikas, 1994) a short film featuring Derek Jarman
    • Liner notes by film critic/producer Colin MacCabe


    Derek Jarman directed this witty, stylish biography of the life of the eccentric 20th-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (Karl Johnson). Wittgenstein is shown as a boy living a repressive youth, demonstrated by his family appearing in Roman togas. When Wittgenstein leaves to study under Bertrand Russell at Cambridge, he begins to investigate language and apply the strictures and constructs of language to philosophical study. The subject of Wittgenstein's homosexuality is depicted when, after World War I, he falls in love with a poor philosophy student, Johnny (Kevin Collins). Also portrayed is Wittgenstein's death at an early age from prostate cancer. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Karl Johnson
      Karl Johnson - Ludwig Wittgenstein
    • Michael Gough
      Michael Gough - Bertrand Russell
    • Tilda Swinton
      Tilda Swinton - Ottoline Morrell
    • Image coming soon
      John Quentin - John Maynard Keynes
    • Image coming soon
      Kevin Collins - Johnny

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