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Kicking the Pricks

Kicking the Pricks

Derek Jarman

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87951-696-3
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The fourth and final volume of the shockingly forthright diaries of the acclaimed filmmaker, painter, writer, gardener and gay rights activist.

In 1986 Derek Jarman started filming "The Last of England", his most original and technically innovative film, and also his most personal work. Shortly after filming began, Jarman also began work on this volume of his journals, which contains diary entries and interviews, notes on the script, stills from the filming, and photographs of Derek, his family, and friends. Here Jarman writes of his extraordinary childhood and his father's kleptomania; coming to terms with his sexuality; life in the sex-and-drug-filled sixties and seventies; his early work as a painter and designer for Ken Russell's groundbreaking films; and his debut as a director. Along with Dancing Ledge, Modern Nature, and At Your Own Risk, this fascinating fourth volume completes the journals of Derek Jarman, and presents in total the details of a remarkably diverse and creative life.

"The most engrossing book I've read in an age. Jarman is the sort of troublemaking visionary who one day may be compared with Blake."-Time Out London

Derek Jarman, who died of AIDS in February 1994, was considered to be Britain's leading independent filmmaker but he was also a man of many other talents including painting, gardening and writing.

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