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Face to Face: Derek Jarman in conversation with Jeremy Isaacs. This interview, which is part of the Art and Craft of Movie making Season was originally broadcast by the BBC on 15 March 1993, less than one year before the death of Derek Jarman.
The first and only film shot entirely in subtitled Latin, Sebastiane is Derek Jarman's first work as a director (though he shared the job with the less well-known Paul Humfress) and is a strange combination of gay nudie movie, pocket-sized Ancient Roman epic and meditation upon the image of Saint Sebastian. It opens with the Lindsay Kemp dance troupe romping around with huge fake phalluses to represent the Ken Russell-style decadence of the court of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 303, then decamps to Tuscany as Diocletian's favourite guard Sebastian (Leonardo Treviglio) is demoted to ordinary soldier and dispatched to a backwater barracks because the Emperor (Robert Medley) suspects him of being a covert Christian. The bulk of the film consists of athletic youths in minimal thongs romping around the countryside, soaking themselves down between bouts of manly horseplay or sylvan frolic. It all comes to a bad end as the lecherous but guilt-ridden commanding officer Severus (Barney James) fails to cop off with Sebastian and instead visits floggings and tortures upon his naked torso, finally ordering his men to riddle the future saint with arrows, thus securing him a place in cultural history. The public schoolboy cleverness of scripting dialogue in Latin--a popular soldier's insult is represented by the Greek "Oedipus"--works surprisingly well, with the cast reeling off profane Roman dialogue as if it were passionate Italian declarations rather than marbled classical sentences. The film suffers from the not-uncommon failing that the best-looking actor is given the largest role but delivers the weakest performance: Treviglio's Sebastian is a handsome cipher, far less interesting than the rest of the troubled, bullying, awkward or horny soldiers in the platoon. Peter Hinwood, famous for the title role in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, can be glimpsed in the palace orgy. The countryside looks as good as the cast, and Brian Eno delivers an evocative, ambient-style score. --Kim NewmanSee all Product description
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This is a very experimental film and as such has strengths and weaknesses. The opening Rome based scene is outrageous and successful before the ‘action’ moves to a desert location. Thereafter we are treated to some beautiful academy ratio photography and ambient music by Brian Eno. Unfortunately Derek Jarman’s ability to deliver a coherent narrative is poor. In one scene Sebastian is tied up and whipped severely and told he will not be released until he agrees to fight. The very next scene he is back with the rest of the men in their dorm having his back treated. Then the scene immediately after that has him outside with not a scratch on his recently whipped back! The film also gets bogged down in its homo eroticism with some scenes that seem to serve no real function save as male eye candy. It seems to be a film in search of a coherent script and better pacing: as it is its 85 minutes run time feels much longer. Jarman’s later version of ‘The Tempest’ is far better as he has a good story to work from and his obvious skills are allowed to be much more successfully displayed.
An intriguing play on the male psyche - juxtaposing multiple themes: unrequited love; social acceptance of sexual thought; the demands of society upon the individual; sexual desire in an exlusively male environment; and the requirements imposed by religion values.
Jarman explores the ancient Roman Garrison philosophy - that to love ones fellow man (in the most intimate way) leads to a bonding which instills a greater will to fight to the death in order to protect ones comrade in arms
Sebastian, a catholic, has difficulty in forming the social and sexual bonds defined by this 'garrison philosophy' as a result of his devout relgious beliefs. His commanding officer finds Sebastian intriguing, captivating, alluring. Sebastian's reluctance to respond to his superior's desires only makes him more desirable. There is a definate affection between the two, but the demands of Sebastians religion and the social standing of both men place their attaraction above the common place male bonding which surrounds them. Ultimately their relationship is doomed, as the society of which they are a part are threatened by, and so condemns, the 'true' love to which they each aspire
"Sebastian" contains possibly THE most classic "homo-erotic" playfight. This, for me as a young heterosexual man, was thrilling, arousing and to some degree disturbing. I left this film questioning many aspects of my own sexual orientation, and at the same time allowed me to affirm many of the feelings that I had. There is little doubt, that watching this film will answer, no confirm, many questions one may have about their own sexuality
A fantastic film, although perhaps lengthy - it is filled with some memorable cinematography. Jarmen works well on close-ups and symbolic imagery. His style captures the many and varied emotions of the protagonists, allowing the viewer to fill in many of the 'moments' with their own perceptions, experiences and expectations.
Best advice is to watch the film alone, with a BIG bag of Dorito's, salsa dip needed and maybe a bottle or two of a good red.
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