The Last Of England

  • 1987
  • 1 HR 31 MIN
  • NR
  • Experimental, Political

Angry, punk-inflected, visually arresting allegory of Britain's decline under Thatcher; director Derek Jarman's vision is singular and haunting, but sometimes surprisingly marred by literalism. This non-narrative film makes excellent use of "found" footage; particularly poignant are scenes from Jarman's childhood--Super-8 home movies blown up to 35mm and...read more

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Angry, punk-inflected, visually arresting allegory of Britain's decline under Thatcher; director Derek Jarman's vision is singular and haunting, but sometimes surprisingly marred by literalism. This non-narrative film makes excellent use of "found" footage; particularly poignant are

scenes from Jarman's childhood--Super-8 home movies blown up to 35mm and strikingly transformed by soundtrack and optical effects. The narration, read by Nigel Terry, includes excerpts from Allen Ginsberg's epic beat poem Howl.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Angry, punk-inflected, visually arresting allegory of Britain's decline under Thatcher; director Derek Jarman's vision is singular and haunting, but sometimes surprisingly marred by literalism. This non-narrative film makes excellent use of "found" footage… (more)

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