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Thatcher's Legacy In British Culture

As regular readers will know, I have been following the footsteps of British writer and director Bruce Robinson in recent weeks. His name is not well known, but he is the creative genius behind cult 80s movie Withnail & I, its ‘follow-up’ How To Get Ahead in Advertising and, more recently, Jennifer Eight and The Rum Diary. 180 more words

1987 Movie Review: WITHNAIL AND I, 1987

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Directed By Bruce Robinson

Starring Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown
Review by Christopher Upton

SYNOPSIS: 662 more words

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Withnail and I by Bruce Robinson | The Z Review

As Thatcher’s 80s ground to their inexorable conclusion, a little independent film came out called Withnail and I. As for all independent films, it was nearly not made at all. 84 more words

Susan Penhaligon and Bruce Robinson

Set and shot in middle class England in the ‘70s, Private Road depicts the relationship between Peter, a promising young writer played by Bruce Robinson, and Ann, the quietly strong-willed secretary at his publishers played by Susan Penhaglion. 60 more words


"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


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