Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Withnail and I: It's 1969, Okay? All Across the UK . . .

Bruce Robinson's Withnail & I (1986), set toward the end of 1969 in England, delivers punchy banter and sly humor, a sort of virtuoso verbal blending of Don Quixote, Sergio Leone, Oscar Wilde, Zorba the Greek and Spinal Tap with Richard E. Grant in the title role. Mad props!

Robinson's latest film is The Rum Diary, based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel. 

Today's Rune: Gateway.  


Charles Gramlich said...

You had me at Sergio Leone and Spinal tap. Lol.

Johnny Yen said...

"We've gone on holiday by mistake!" One of my favorites!