Withnail and I

by Bruce Robinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 128 Downloads: 921
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HOLLYWOOD – It is no secret that Johnny Depp is a huge fan of Bruce Robinson’s cult comedy Withnail and I, but yesterday came the confirmation of a sequel, Withnail and We, which will star Depp, Paul McGann and Richard E. Grant.. Bruce Robinson spoke about the project in French cultural magazine Chapeau. Johnny and I talked about Withnail a lot while we were shooting the shit bucket. Withnail And I Directed by Bruce Robinson, Starring Bruce Robinson, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown, Richard E. Grant Two down-and-out British actors leave their city life for a disastrous vacation in the country with an eccentric uncle.   When the British film Withnail and I was released in , it wasn’t a huge took a VHS release for people to develop a taste for the movie, which follows two “resting” thespians, the. [Withnail and Marwood are lying in bed together, listening to a man coming inside the cottage. Withnail is cowering under the covers] Followed by yet another anecdote about his sensitive crimes in a punt with a chap called Norman who had red hair and a book .

Withnail & I by Jackson, Kevin, , BFI Pub. edition, in English. - The utterly fabulous, spectacular, funny and slightly sad film Withnail and I.. See more ideas about Withnail and i, Film, Paul mcgann pins.   One features Robinson, the other critic Kevin Jackson, who wrote the BFI Modern Classic book on Withnail. Having the two provides that perfect balance between production detail (Robinson’s stories about developing and making the film could be a film unto themselves) and critical analysis. Then, look to four documentaries produced as part of.   Every time you watch Withnail and I, you spot something new. The suggestive radish in Monty’s buttonhole, say, or the car’s one functioning windscreen-wiper not being on the driver’s side.

Loud-mouthed, set on greatness, Withnail ends up performing to a few nonplussed wolves on the fringes of a rain-soaked zoo. Even his bow looks more like a cringe. “Withnail: This is ridiculous. Look at me, I'm 30 in a month and I've got a sole flapping off my shoe. Marwood: It'll get better, it has to. Withnail: Easy for you to say, luvvie, you've had an audition. Why can't I have an audition? It's ridiculous. I've been to drama school. I'm good looking. - My favourite film for as long as I am myself; we are one. See more ideas about Withnail and i, Film, Paul mcgann pins.

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Withnail and I is often described as a cult classic but as one of the most sought after videos in the country that notion of cult should not be confused with a lack of popularity. Year after year another set of students gets initiated into the cult of "Withnail" and after a few viewings (because it really is one of those films that viewers keep returning to) find themselves quoting ad nauseam 5/5(41).

Withnail Books I have opened a bookshop by mistake. Too many books, so it's time to sell some. As someone I admire once said, 'I love a little shop', and now I have one, in Penrith. Come and say hello next time you're spending a delightful weekend in the country.

I also blog about books. Withnail and I book. Read 48 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Presents the screenplay of the classic cult film by Bruce Robinson, /5. Withnail and the Romantic Imagination: a Eulogy Written by Maisie Robson and published by The King's England Press, Withnail and the Romantic Imagination is a fascinating book that explores the themes that give the film its enduring relevance and meaning.

Find out more about it here. Withnail and I is a British black comedy film written and directed by Bruce y based on Robinson's life in London in the late s, the plot follows two unemployed actors, Withnail and "I" (portrayed by Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann, respectively) who share a flat in Camden Town in Needing a holiday, they obtain the key to a country cottage in the Lake District Music by: David Dundas, Rick Wentworth.

Withnail & I sank almost without a trace when it was first released in This virtually plot-free story of two out-of-work actors (played by Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann), whose booze-fueled weekend in the country takes various unexpected turns, failed to find an audience.

But it did not take long for the film to attract a dedicated cult following, which flourished when Withnail & I. Withnail Books, Penrith, United Kingdom.

likes 25 talking about this. Vintage and collectable books for sale, online, and from our shop in Penrith, part of the Brunswick Yard Antiques and. A new book called Vivian and I - all about the friend of Bruce Robinson who Withnail's character was largely based on - is now available from Amazon.

Written by Colin Bacon and Withnail and I book by Quartet Books, it encompasses the half century from the end of the.

Withnail and I. Camden Town, the arse-end of the sixties. Two struggling, unemployed actors decide some respite is in order and so depart their miserable flat for a week in the Lake District – one that will involve rain, booze, minimal supplies, a randy Withnail and I book and an even randier Uncle Monty.

Withnail and I is without a doubt my favourite film of all time, it's the funniest, most joyous ride with a bittersweet end. For me, this probably one of the few films you could buy the script for and read it with genuine intrigue and happiness - Bruce Robinson's use of the English language is nothing short of remarkable, it's just so creative and hilarious that I often found myself shaking my /5(36).

Withnail & I is by far my favorite movie from the s, and this book is a very literate critique of Robinson's film. The BFI series includes scene-by-scene analyses of movies, and it's remarkable the things in the film that Jackson uncovers/5(11).

Bruce Robinson (born 2 May ) is an English actor, director, screenwriter and novelist. He wrote and directed the cult classic Withnail and I (), a film with comic and tragic elements set in London in the s, which drew on his experiences as a struggling actor, living in poverty in Camden Town.

As an actor, he has worked with Franco Zeffirelli, playing Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. Hitting the ripe old age of 30 this year, Bruce Robinson’s Withnail & I () is one of the defining British films of the s. Celebrated for its endlessly quoted screenplay and gleeful evocation of the debauchery of two down-on-their-luck actors (Richard E.

Grant and Paul McGann) in the late s, it’s also a key film about the clash between city and country. Withnail & I, the cult film and highly quotable debut by writer and director, Bruce Robinson, has etched itself into the hearts and minds of its varied audience since its release in In this book, an unofficial compendium of the film, the author presents an array of facts, anecdotes, and trivia regarding the production of the film as well.

Directed by Bruce Robinson. With Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown. Intwo substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous. After Martin met Grant filming LA Story they began a correspondence that could fill a book.

The star of Withnail & I sent faxes full of gossip, hilarious character assassinations, self-loathing. Buy Withnail and I By Kevin Jackson. Available in used condition with free delivery in the UK.

ISBN: ISBN   On telling the powers that be on the film desk that Withnail and I was my favourite movie, I was informed this was a "typical choice for muso types".

I was outraged. Were they suggesting "muso Author: Tim Jonze. This volume contains two film scripts by Bruce Robinson, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Killing on has directed as well as written both Withnail and I and How to Get Ahead in Advertising.

Some copies of this book appear to share an ISBN with an edition of Mrs Frampton by Pam Gems, also published by Bloomsbury in /5. Marwood and Withnail, two out-of-work actors, take a holiday to the house of Withnail's uncle Monty and discover the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

Withnail and I by Bruce Robinson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Get this from a library. Withnail & I. [Kevin Jackson] -- This virtually plot-free story of two out-of-work actors (played by Richard E.

Grant and Paul McGann), whose booze-fueled weekend in the country takes various unexpected turns, failed to find an. His books include The Worlds of John Ruskin, The Book of Hours, and Invisible Forms: A Guide to Literary Curiosities.

He lives in Cambridge, England. What People are Saying About This. From the Publisher. Bruce Robinson's first and most famous outing as a writer/director, Withnail & I has gone down in history as the student film Pages: Withnail, you bastard.

Wake up. He bangs on the ceiling with a saucepan and moves to the sink to wash. Marwood: Oi. Wake up you bastard. You've got to get wood. Withnail enters, dressed already and wrapped in a blanket. Withnail: Jesus, you're covered in shit. Marwood: I tried to get fuel and wood.

There's a miserable little pensioner down there. Bruce Robinson's celebrated cult original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about Withnail and his unnamed house-mate "I" (or "Marwood", as he appears in the script), acting students in the late s, bombed from too many drugs and bummed out by too Pages: Withnail & I: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Drunk To Ask by Thomas Hewitt-McManus and Ralph Brown | 13 Jul out of 5 stars COVID Resources.

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Culture > Books > Features Bruce Robinson: Creator of Withnail and I on his new book about Jack the Ripper. The deaths of London prostitutes are commonly pinned on a toff in a top hat. Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub.

When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and. About Withnail and I. Bruce Robinson's celebrated cult comedy. This original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about Withnail and his unnamed house-mate "I" (or "Marwood", as he appears in the script), acting students in the late s, bombed from too many drugs and bummed out by too much poverty.

Bruce Robinson, nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Killing Fields, is one of the most original and exciting film-makers in British cinema. He is perhaps best known for writing and directing Withnail and I - now a cult classic about to celebrate its tenth anniversary.

To coincide with this anniversary Bruce Robinson has written a typically witty and sharp introduction to.With its eponymous pair of scoundrel layabouts, its hilariously exaggerated urban/rural divide and its sustained binge of drugs and alcohol, Bruce Robinson’s Withnail & I () may be the definitive British cult movie, but it’s by no means the only film to deal with such themes.

Following two dropout actors, with career-defining performances by Richard E. Grant as Withnail and Paul McGann. Withnail and I - Ebook written by Bruce Robinson.

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