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Harry Clarke (1889-1931) created spectacular stained-glass windows for churches and private patrons in Ireland, England, the United States and Australia. Born in Dublin, Clarke developed a unique style and technique in stained glass that combined deep rich colours with beautiful, elongated figures that exuded poise and grace. His deep blues and ruby reds became the hallmark of his work.
Using enhanced special effects and copious interviews, this documentary captures the life and work of Harry Clarke in all its uniqueness and colour. Many of Clarke’s stained-glass windows are featured, including those in the Honan Chapel in Cork; the Life of Christ windows at Díseart, Co. Kerry; the Life of Mary windows in Sussex, England; the nine Angel windows at Bayonne, New Jersey, USA; The Eve of St. Agnes at Dublin City Gallery and The Geneva Window at the Wolfsonian, Florida, USA. Clarke’s illustrations for Harrap & Co. are also included. The film is narrated by Rory Mullen (Hunger, Anton).
A Revel In Blue is written by Lucy Costigan (Strangest Genius); Photography is by Michael Cullen (Strangest Genius); Camera by Therese Dalton; Directed by Anthony Costigan; Executive Producer - Theresa Cullen;
Production Coordinator - Raymond J. McGovern.
A Lucy Costigan Production
PAL Region-Free – (We are working on the USA/Canada NTSC DVD)
Dolby Sound 5.1
This is a beautiful documentary movie commemorating the work and life of the enigmatic, innovative, and talented Harry Clarke. 'A Revel in Blue' is a fitting tribute to one of the 20th century's true geniuses.
Garrett O’Grady (Abbey Stained Glass, Dublin 8).
There was extensive input from various people such as historians and researchers that was tied together by interviews with his [Clarke’s] relatives. Harry Clarke’s windows looked more amazing than ever, and personally I felt that the photography opened up a wealth of detail that would not normally be available to the gazing eye at ground level.
Emma Wyse (Our Lady's Hospice, Harold’s Cross , Dublin 6).