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The Angelic Conversation (film)

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Director  Derek Jarman
Initial DVD release  January 7, 2004 (Italy)
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  United Kingdom
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Writer  William Shakespeare (sonnets)
Release date  28 February 1987
Music director  Peter Christopherson, John Balance, Stephen Thrower, Benjamin Britten
Cast  Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williamson, Judi Dench (Narrator)
Similar movies  Dead Poets Society, An Age of Kings, The Wars of the Roses, Romeo + Juliet, Brokeback Mountain, CrocADyke Dundee

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The Angelic Conversation is a 1985 arthouse drama film directed by Derek Jarman. Its tone is set by the juxtaposition of slow moving photographic images and Shakespeare's sonnets read by Judi Dench. The film consists primarily of homoerotic images and opaque landscapes through which two men take a journey into their own desires.

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Jarman himself described the film as "a dream world, a world of magic and ritual, yet there are images there of the burning cars and radar systems, which remind you there is a price to be paid in order to gain this dream in the face of a world of violence."

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The soundtrack to the film was composed and performed by Coil, and it was released as an album of the same name. In 2008 Peter Christopherson of Coil (with David Tibet, Othon Mataragas and Ernesto Tomasini) performed a new live soundtrack to the movie during a special screening at the Turin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

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The film's music track also includes Benjamin Britten's "Sea Interludes" from Peter Grimes, performed by The Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, conducted by Colin Davis.

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Shakespeare's sonnets

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14 sonnets the film features are:

DVD release

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The BFI have released The Angelic Conversation on DVD.


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  • Dave Baby
  • Timothy Burke
  • Simon Costin
  • Christopher Hobbs
  • Philip McDonald
  • Toby Mott
  • Steve Randall
  • Robert Sharp
  • Tony Wood
  • Judi Dench (Narrator)
  • Paul Reynolds
  • Phillip Williamson
  • References

    The Angelic Conversation (film) Wikipedia
    The Angelic Conversation (film) IMDb The Angelic Conversation (film)

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