Meanwhile, Marwood is forced to concentrate his attentions to fending off the advances of the lecherous Monty, who has inconveniently come to stay. Grant never, ever, not for a second, breaks character; he is relentlessly wounded and aggressive. There is another part of me, however, that has remained incredibly suspicious of their acting style. He is just utterly brilliant! Of course, the dialogue would not work if it were delivered badly, a problem that does not exist here. I have also heard people say that they found the plot lacking. It is uncompromisingly, sincerely, itself.
After Withnail manages to persuade his bizarre uncle, Monty Richard Griffiths to part with the keys of his dilapidated cottage, the take the Jag north for a taste of country life. Many of the expressions heard throughout it, for example, ooze that typical British cockiness that makes them irresistibly funny and at the same time borderline offensive. Als ihnen Withnails Onkel Monty seine Landhütte anbietet, entfliehen sie ihren klammen vier Wänden. Advertisement The performance by Richard E. I'm really not sure why I like the films plot other than it's a snapshot in the life of two out of work actors, and the soggy adventure they have over a weekend spent at a country cottage owned by Withnail's Uncle Monty. Withnail's eccentric Uncle Monty loans them the key to his country house. The film's soundtrack brings us 'A Whiter Shade of Pale', played by King Curtis on the Saxophone, 'My Friend' and 'Walk hand in Hand', performed by Charlie Kunz, 'Schubert's Piano Sonata in B Flat Major' performed by Leslie Pearson, 'All Along the Watchtower' and 'Voodoo Chile', by Jimi Hendrix, 'Hang Out the Stars in Indiana', performed by Al Bowlly, and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', by the late lamented George Harrison, who provided much of the financial backing for this memorable film.
Zwei notorisch arbeitslose und betont blasierte Schauspieler — der scharzüngige Zyniker Withnail und der von Neurosen geplagte I — ertränken ihre Frustration über ihre Erfolglosigkeit in Alkohol und Pillen. They shared lodgings and misery in London, where Robinson recalls being down to one light bulb and taking it with him from room to room. Meanwhile, the deteriorating state of this humble abode can no longer be ignored -- rats seem to have taken up residence amid the dirty dishes and rotting food in the kitchen, and basic necessities like heat are lacking. To escape from the squalor of their grim, unemployed, existence in Camden Town, soaked in a near lethal cocktail of alcohol and drugs, the desperate pair call upon the generosity of Withnail's uncle Montague and secure the use of his cottage in the country for a weekend. Amongst the supplemental features on the disc are an interview with director Bruce Robinson, Behind the Scenes Stills by Ralph Steadman, Swear-A-Thon, an elaborate documentary, two featurettes and more. You really must see this movie if you're a fan of acerbic British wit. Drugged rodents fill the oven while Presuming Ed fills the bath and Marwood is rescued from the mire - it seems he will crack the boards after all.
Oh, but it is not the most pleasant of seasons in London. Grant Withnail Richard Griffiths Monty Ralph Brown Danny Michael Elphick Jake Credits Director Bruce Robinson Producer Paul Heller Producer Lawrence Kirstein Executive producers George Harrison Executive producers Denis O'Brien Co-producer David Wimbury Cinematography Peter Hannan Music David Dundas Music Rick Wentworth Editing Alan Strachan Camera operator Bob Smith Production design Michael Pickwoad. To support their drinking habits, Withnail and Marwood rely on Uncle Monty Richard Griffiths, The History Boys , an elderly man who happens to like young men. This is a film that will never be tarnished by age, and neither is it limited by repeat viewings. However, given how the film was shot — and specifically how light is treated throughout the film — I am fairly convinced that most if not all of the softness will be retained. Then, he proceeds to talk about drinking in general. Large debris, flecks, or stains, are nowhere to be seen.
Grant is hysterical and reminded us all of our good friend, Kerry. To this day there must be those who imagine Grant himself to be hostile and furious, yet in person, he is just another talented acting bloke. In Bengali with English subtitles. And this one has a decided imbalance of hormone in him. Of course the holiday isn't as peaceful as planned. It's actually a nightmare, and the locals they meet up with are a tad eccentric.
Then we would laugh until the tears ran down our faces about the hilarity of the dreadful things that had happened the night before. To me it's one of the greatest comedies ever. Withnail is a Harrow educated dilettante, and rather upper crust; his flatmate Marwood is a grammar school boy with a slightly more realistic outlook on life. It is said that , the film's writer and director, based it largely on his friendship in the 1960s with Vivian MacKerrell, a usually unemployed actor and full-time alcoholic. Deranged by the drink, Robinson and MacKerrell, armed with a hammer and an artificial leg, smashed down one of the walls of their house. Grant is a tour de force. While his favorite thing about the movie was how dirty the main characters were.
I've been looking for it for years since, and am indebted to Criterion for putting together a fine release. I always thought it was Shakespeare. It's very nice on blu-ray, but one has to crank the sound for the dialogue, and tone it down for the music, and that's a complaint I have with a couple of other blu-rays. Postcards from Penrith Featurette - a standard featurette focusing on the history of the film. 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. The local pub provides a brief respite until a thug threatens to beat them up, sending them scurrying out the door. The Peculiar Memories of Bruce Robinson 720p - 39min.
The film ends with Withnail bidding farewell to his friend who has finally landed a lead role in a play in a downpour and quoting Hamlet, something you know he'll never be doing on the stage. Presented in an aspect ratio of 1. Screenwriter Bruce Robinson made his directorial debut with this British comedy. If you asked them if it made them happy to drink, they would probably claim that it did, and that's why they do it. Luckily, Uncle Monty does not mind giving them money, and occasionally even a bottle of expensive French wine. His delivery is tremendous and he brings the character to life in a spinning fireball of comedic excess! The dialogue is classic, and the music is perfect for the somber and yet humorous tone, especially the score. It is likely that Withnail never knew someone like us.