Dancing Ledge by Derek Jarman

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The filmmaker noted for Sebastiane and Edward II , among other works, discusses his life and art, detailing his sexual awakening, the libidinous excesses of the sixties, his experiences in gay culture, and more.

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Derek was a filmmaker, painter, and designer.
Published July 1, 1993 by Overlook Hardcover. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Retold are Jarman's days at Pinewood Studios when Ken Russell hires him to design The Devils, for which Jarman builds the biggest set since Cleopatra- -until the Hollywood mafia trims it to interiors only.

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Originally published a decade ago in England under the title Queerlife, this brutally candid memoir by British artist and filmmaker Jarman offers a glimpse into the making of such controversial films as Sebastiane , The Tempest and Caravaggio.

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Of Caravaggio, his film about the Renaissance painter’s life, he said, “The problem is that I’ve written a self-portrait filtered through the Caravaggio story, which is of course not in any way Caravaggio’s life.” He was striving to usher in new ways of seeing the present by connecting them to th...

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