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Films with: Johnson, Karl

Glitterbox
A collection of 4 films by director Derek Jarman, whose "lush, experimental reflections on art, politics, sexuality and identity transcend and subvert ... the period costume drama, the biopic--as well as the boundaries of so-called gay filmmaking"--Container. The angelic conversation: Ethereal super-8 meĢlange of homoerotic love, layered with languorous music by Coil and emotive readings of Shakespeare sonnets by Judi Dench. Caravaggio: The volatile life of the 17th-century painter re-imagined through his brilliant near-blasphemous paintings and flirtations with the Roman underworld. Wittgenstein: "Portrait of the irreverent 20th-century philosopher who preferred detective fiction and Carmen Miranda musicals to Aristotle"--Container. Blue: Over a blue screen, Derek Jarman lays bare his physical and spiritual state in a narration about his life, his struggle with AIDS, and his encroaching sightlessness.
DVD 7561
Lark Rise to Candleford.
Follows the relationship of two contrasting communities: Lark Rise, a small hamlet gently holding onto the past, and Candleford, a neighboring market town bustling into the future. When young Laura Timmins leaves Lark Rise for a job at the Candleford post office, she discovers an eye-opening, exciting new world. In the face of scandals and feuds, she must leave her childhood behind.
DVD 9268
Lark Rise to Candleford.
Sees the arrival of a dashing and elegant stranger in Candleford. Rich, enterprising, worldly and without a wife, James Dowland is a successful businessman with a string of London hotels and has come to transform Candleford and bring it new prosperity. But not everyone welcomes his entrepreneurial efforts and it isn't long before he is sparring with the spirited yet suddenly flustered Dorcas.
DVD 9272
Lark Rise to Candleford.
Newcomer Gabriel Cochrane arrive in Candleford with a vendetta against the evil banker Steerforth, who he feels has tricked him into losing his business. Elsewhere, Dorcas makes an ill-judged intervention, Minnie becomes worried that Alfie might fall out of love with her, and Emma is left in a precarious financial position.
DVD 9335
Tempest
An interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, with elaborate staging and modern touches. It tells the story of Prospero, the magician, who lives with his nubile daughter on an enchanted island and punishes his enemies when they are shipwrecked there. It's a study of sexual and political power in the guise of a fairy tale.
DVD 7483