Withnail and I (the screenplay) 10th anniversary edition Paperback – 26 Oct 1995
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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 some of the best lines ever delivered in a British film comedy (they are, admittedly, less funny when quoted by an inebriated 20-year old!).
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 60s, bombed from too many drugs and bummed out by too much poverty. They decide that some time in the country to rejuvenate (in the run-down holiday cottage of rich Uncle Monty) is the best remedy. After a drunken ride through interminable rain they get to the cottage--and then the fun really starts! Bruce Robinson has proved in his hugely enjoyable novel The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman what a fantastic writer he is and access to the screenplay only confirms that it was the quality of his dialogue that makes "Withnail" such a peerless classic. An essential companion to one of the funniest films ever made. -- Nicola Hollins --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Bruce Robinson was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay of The Killing Fields. He has written and directed many other films, most famously Withnail and I. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Book. Just got this. Not read it yet. Good papper on touch. Has images from subject movie. Readable font, content structure is the real screenplay. There is B. Robinson photo at the work also. He looking as very cool man. Selected reads show that original screenplay and movie have some differences. That interesting! First feelings from the book - it will be very seizing & pleasurable reading!
Need to find my DVD so I can revel in the film once more and actually get all the script correct.
I realise now that I have found a way to play the drinking game without passing out within the first ten minutes; play the game by reading the script instead! I've not attempted this yet. 'Yet' being the optimum word.
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A cult classic if ever there was one .If you're already a fan of the movie , this book is essential ! If you're not , why not ?Published 4 months ago by David Nissen
Laughing like a lunatic on the bus. Impossible not to read out in the actors voices.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thank you for sending me this book which arrived on time and shortly before I went on holiday to the Lake District and is a very useful supplement to the filmPublished on 5 Nov. 2013 by R H Turner
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