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#790. Withnail and I

  • Year: 1987
  • Country: Great Britain
  • Production: HandMade, 107m
  • Director: Bruce Robinson
  • Producer: Paul Heller, George Harrison, Denis O'Brien
  • Screenplay: Bruce Robinson
  • Photography: Peter Hannan
  • Music: David Dundas, Rick Wentworth
  • Cast: Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths

Abridged Book Description

Withnail and I is more or less a one-off, its representation of a story taking second place to the very funny verbal and visual gags, the oh-so-slightly grotesque exaggeration that underpins the comic remembrance of things past, and reveling in (revulsion for?) the colorful characters.