Blue 1993

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Blue ★★ 1993 (R)

Meditation/memoir of director Jarman's deteriorating AIDS condition consists of narration and a soundtrack set against an unvaried blue screen. Jarman ponders the associations with the color blue (sky, ocean, blindness, heaven, eternity) and his own physical problems, alternately expressed with dreamy vagueness or incendiary contempt. Limited in appeal, depending highly on boredom tolerance and ability to suspend visual expectations. 76m/C VHS . GBD: Derek Jarman; W: Derek Jarman; M: Simon Fisher Turner; Nar: John Quentin, Nigel Terry, Tilda Swin-ton, Derek Jarman.