Caravaggio(1986) is probably the closest Derek Jarman came to a mainstream film. And yet the film is a uniquely complex and lucid treatment of Jarman's major concerns: violence, history, homosexuality, and the relation between film and painting. However, according to Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit, Caravaggio is unlike Jarman's other work in avoiding a lover-boy sentimentalising of gay relationships and in making no neat distinction between the exercise and the suffering of violence.
Film-making involves a coercive power which, for Bersani and Dutoit, Jarman may, without admitting it to himself, have found deeply seductive. But in Caravaggio this power is renounced, and the result is Jarman's most profound, unsettling and astonishing reflection on sexuality and identity.
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Review: Caravaggio (BFI Modern Classics / BFI Film Classics)User Review - Grady - Goodreads
Caravaggio as a Study of the Artistry of Derek Jarman Thsi book may be small in size but as is typical of BFI Modern Classics it is a solid scholarly account of a fascinating person in art history ... Read full review
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A very good analysis of the political aesthetics of Derek Jarman's work as a whole as well as its ultimate expression in what the authors consider the director's best film. I've read many different ...