Saturday, 16 March 2013

Derek Jarman - A Journey to Avebury

A Journey to Avebury - an early Derek Jarman Super 8 film from 1971 (via You Tube). Another addition to the hippy-pagan-folk landscape aesthetic of the time, complementing the contemporary The Children of the Stones/ The Owl Service/ Penda's Fen oeuvre. With a nicely judged soundtrack, though I think John Martyn's Small Hours would fit even better.

Thanks to the web site of the fantastic Little Toller Books for alerting me to this video.


  1. I vastly prefer your soundtrack - the original with that yellow sky is just too much for me!

    1. Thanks 'Cashew'. Yes, I think Small Hours suits the contemplative nature of the film.


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