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I Want To Be Famous (1976) (short)

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  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000KIRG90
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 392,458 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Steve is the smallest eleven year old in his class, thinks girls are soppy and prefers painting. As if that's not enough, he dares to voice, many times, the belief that "football is rubbish". He creates an exciting but violent fantasy world of his own, but in reality he is lonely and introspective. Stuart, his best mate, is the most solid thing about a comfortless world where people argue too much - usually about him - and, with studied indifference, both boys establish and re-establish their devotion and loyalty to each other.

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5.0 out of 5 stars We two boys together clinging 20 Sep 2012
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A 1976 film, this short (approx. 37 minutes) is a hymn to the friendship - love really - between two boys. Steve (Stephen Bratt) hates sports, finds school merely oppressive and bunks off when he can. An introverted kid, he lives very much an inner life. Home life is hardly less oppressive than school, his father being both unsympathetic and uncomprehending towards his son. Steve finds solace in violent fantasies, and even more in his unbreakable friendship with fellow loner, Stuart (Stuart Elliot). The heart of this film is a beautiful segment in which we follow Steve and Stuart playing together over a few golden hours. Wonderful naturalistic performances from the cast and brilliantly creative direction from Lambert (such as the use of drawings at the beginning and end of segments) make this a truly superlative short film. Highly recommended.

A DVD collection of all three of Lambert's films entitled "Three Films by Roger Lambert", with proper DVD quality, is now in production with a release date of 30 September 2013. It will be available solely through Amazon.
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