Since his debut film The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (1980), Julien
Temple has become one of the video clips' pioneers. He has directed the
Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Janet Jackson.
Then he has made several films which have had a large international
distribution such as Absolute Beginners (1986), Earth Girls are Easy
(1989) starring the then unknown actor Jim Carry and Geena Davis, Bullet
(1995) starring Micky Rourke, and Vigo - Passion for Life (1998)
telling the story of the great French film director Jean Vigo. His
latest film Pandemonium, based on the relationship between the XVIII
century poets Wordsworth and Coleridge, has been screened at the Toronto
International Film Festival 2000.