1. Introduction

2. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Childhood Images

War and Disciplining
Tabooed Sexuality
Images of Childhood in The Last of England:
‘There’s no place like the HOME movie’
Home-Movie Scenes in The Last of England
Representative Terror
The Strategy of the Autobiographical and the Strategy
of Naming – Painting as Self-Defence

3. Go West! Influences from Painting and Literature

Beat Power
Allen Ginsberg
A Finger in the Fishes Mouth
Slade School of Fine Art
The American Dream
Parallels to Rauschenberg
Painting It Out: David Hockney
Physique Pictorial
The Motif of Wrestling in Jarman’s Films
Yves Klein – Blue
Empty Spaces

4. Beware of Definitions:

Demarcation of the Rhetoric of Film Theory
Questionable Categorisations
Obsolete Categories of the Narrative
Open Narration in Jarman’s Work
Subjective Mode of Expression
The Beautiful Illusion: Representation of Space

5. Home Movies and Super 8 Short Films

Studio Bankside  – Private Images of Inner Life
and the Outside World
Kodak Families
Not an Experiment but an Expedition
Single Frame & Slow Down
‘The filming, not the film.’
Filming without a Script
Filming as a Party
No Concern for the Audience
Underground & Anger
The Artist’s Intimate View
Theme 1: ‘Family Life’
Theme 2: Journeys
Theme 3: Staging/‘Performance’
Theme 4: Portraits
Theme 5: Music

6. ‘Cinema of Small Gestures’: Super 8 as Feature Film

In the Shadow of the Sun
The Origins of the Images
Silence is Golden
The Angelic Conversation
The History of the Film’s Creation
Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Under Attack
A Dream World

7. Farewell to Super 8
8. Never Go to Hollywood
9. Notes
10. Shakespeare’s Sonnets in The Angelic Conversation
11. Bibliography

Primary Sources
Texts by Derek Jarman
Screenplays and Books on Films and Works by Derek Jarman
Exhibition Catalogues
Audio Tapes
Secondary Literature
Secondary Literature on Derek Jarman
Secondary Literature on Other Topics
Articles in Periodicals

12. Filmography

Feature Films
Short Films
Music Videos

13. Photography Credits
14. Index of names
15. Index of subjects
16. Index of films


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