Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday's Overlooked Films: Derek Jarman's Caravaggio





What can I say? One of my favourite painters in all the world (and I repeat unending thanks to Alessandra for taking me around to see the Caravaggios in the little churches of Rome). A glorious young Tilda Swinton plus Nigel Terry looking rough, Sean Bean, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gough. Jarman's eye captures it all with a brilliant palette that mimics Caravaggio's earthy voluptuousness. Get the film. Watch it.

See the rest of the roundup over at Todd's blog (yes, in haste today, much to do).

4 comments:

Paul D. Brazill said...

I was always dissapointed that Caravaggio wasn't mentioned in the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody.

K. A. Laity said...

Har! You got a bark of laughter from me there. And thanks again for the reccie of Ken Bruen. Just ripped through Sanctuary: good stuff!

Todd Mason said...

A quick mention can be welcome on a busy day...

K. A. Laity said...

Cheers, Todd. I try to please when I can.