AIDS, the Problem of Representation, and Plurality in Derek Jarman's Blue

Lawrence, Tim (1997) ‘AIDS, the Problem of Representation, and Plurality in Derek Jarman's Blue’, Social Text, pp. 241-264.

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Abstract

Derek Jarman's Blue did not explode onto the cinematic world in the full glory of Hollywood hype. When the film was premiered at the Venice Biennale in June 1993, McDonald's didn't organize a special promotion of blue hamburgers, and Coca-Cola stuck to its red-colored cans and browncolored drink. Nor were there dozens of photographers hustling for the best shot of the sexiest star as the audience gathered at the Palazzo de Cinema. No, the screening of Jarman's film passed quietly-just Jarman himself, a single reporter, a small audience, and seventy-six minutes of unchanging blue celluloid backed by a soundtrack about the director's experience of living and dying with AIDS.

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Additional Information: Citation: Lawrence, T. (1997) ‘AIDS, the Problem of Representation, and Plurality in Derek Jarman's Blue’ Social Text, 52/53 (Autumn - Winter) 241-264.
Divisions: Schools > Arts and Digital Industries, School of
Depositing User: Mr Stephen Grace
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2010 10:32
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 11:59
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10552/745

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