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The Tempest (1979)

Cast: Heathcote Williams, Heathcote Williams, Karl Johnson, more...
Director: Derek Jarman, Derek Jarman
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Kino
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Gay & Lesbian, British Drama, Shakespeare, Experimental/Avant-Garde, Fantasy, UK, Features
Running Time: 95 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
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, All Movie Guide



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Shakespeare on DVD at GreenCine, annotated
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It's hard to search for Shakespeare plays, so this list as of 12/07 may help. Alphabetized by main word in title; renamed adaptations such as Throne of Blood are mentioned but not listed. To see GC's own list, click any 'Shakespeare'-as-genre link.
kaream
Two-stepping away from the original...
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This is really a list by AKrizman, too, who took a Daily 5 and, appropriately, doubled it.
dwhudson

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