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Wittgenstein

Synopsis
A digitally- restored and remastered version of Derek Jarman’s film. It covers in tableaux form the greater part of the influential philosopher’s life. Written by literary theorist Terry Eagleton, the film deals with Wittgenstein’s original ideas, his personal torment, his relationship with Bertrand Russell and Maynard Keynes, and the intellectual and social circles within which he moved at Cambridge.
DVD extras include: Specially commissioned interviews with Tilda Swinton, Karl Johnson, and producer Tariq Ali; behind-the-scenes footage showing Derek Jarman at work on set; filmed introduction by film historian Ian Christie; THE CLEARING (Alexis Bistikas, 1994, 7 mins), a short film featuring Derek Jarman; 18-page illustrated booklet including introductory essay by Colin MacCabe and interview with costume designer Sandy Powell
Series
Rear Window, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1993
Notes
Broadcast on C4 on 28/12/93.
Subjects
Philosophy; Film Studies
Keywords
biographies; philosophical investigation; Wittgenstein, Ludwig

Credits

Director
Derek Jarman
Producer
Tariq Ali
Writer
Derek Jarman; Ken Butler; Terry Eagleton
Cast
John Quentin 
Karl Johnson 
Tilda Swinton 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
69 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

Bandung Ltd

Notes
See: Clips and Footage

Sponsor

Name

BFI Production Board

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
 

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