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"We've Gone On Holiday By Mistake": Withnail & I- The legacy of a comedy classic.


There are fewer iconic images in British cinema than that of a disheveled Richard E. Grant loudly proclaiming “I demand more booze!”, it’s a image from a film that is widely considered in many circles to be one of the finest British films of the last 30 years and for good reason. 487 more words

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Withnail & I (1987), dir. Bruce Robinson

During the 1980s, George Harrison’s short-lived HandMade Films provided a minor industry for British independent cinema, from comedies like Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) and… 2,173 more words

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Moment#4: How to get ahead in advertising (1989)


Moment #4 How to get ahead in advertising teamed up writer-director Bruce Robinson with actor Richard E. Grant after the cult success of Withnail and I… 271 more words

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Bruce Robinson on the inspiration behind Withnail, disbelief in politicians and his hatred of smartphones


Driving towards the Herefordshire home of writer and director Bruce Robinson was already proving something of an ordeal. Here I was, about to interview the creator of what must be the UK’s and possibly the world’s most iconically cool film, Withnail and I, and I was driving a non-descript VW Polo and feeling distinctly sober. 47 more words

Withnail & I

The Killing Fields (1984)

Director: Roland Joffe

Writer: Bruce Robinson (Screenplay)

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Craig T Nelson, Spalding Gray

 

Plot: A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot’s bloody “Year Zero” cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million “undesirable” civilians. 405 more words

Drama

Withnail and I: 30th Anniversary for the Thunderous Cult Classic!

Last week it was the 30th anniversary since legendary cult classic Withnail and I hit the cinemas in the UK – that’s April 1987 for those of you with dismal mathematical abilities (like us). 840 more words

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Withnail and I at 30:  10 reasons why Bruce Robinson's caper is the greatest British comedy of all time

Withnail and I is a melancholic masterpiece and one of the funniest British films ever made.

Withnail and I is a melancholic masterpiece and one of the funniest British films ever made. 89 more words