Kevin Jackson recounts that experience in addition to giving a full account of the film's production. But chiefly he analyses the mood and magic of the film, its aesthetics and sensibility, seeking to show, without ever detracting from the film's comic brilliance, just how much more there is to Withnail & I than drunkenness and swearing. 'It is an outstandingly touching yet witheringly unsentimental drama of male friendship,' Jackson writes, 'a bleak up-ending of the English pastoral dream, a piece of ferocious verbal inventiveness' - and, without question, one of the greatest of all British films.
About the Author
Kevin Jackson is author of Invisible Forms: A Guide to Literary Curiosities (2003), Letters of Introduction (2004), and Humphrey Jennings (1993).
Bruce Robinson's first and most famous outing as a writer/director, Withnail & I has gone down in history as the student film...this book is lively with enthusiasm and full to bursting point with anecdotes and analysis...He doesn't try to come across as anything more than what he certainly is: a die-hard Withnail fan with a keen eye for detail and a delightful nose for a story.' - Filmwerk
Series: BFI Film Classics
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 14.0 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1