Fellow enthusiasts cry immortal phrases from the endlessly brilliant script to one another li. Finally, the withnail and i script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the richard e. Statistics show that 35 percent of men cheat on their wives. Bruce robinsons script is stunning in its darkly humorous tone and has spawned more quotes than any other film ever madeperiod. It continues with the story behind arguably one of the greatest or at least most quotable screenplays ever written withnail and i. Some copies of this book appear to share an isbn with an edition of mrs frampton by pam gems, also published by bloomsbury in 1989. Bruce robinson was nominated for an academy award for the screenplay of the killing fields. This original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about withnail and his unnamed housemate i or marwood, as he appears in the script, acting students in the late 1960s, bombed from too many drugs and bummed out by too much poverty. In a world exclusive interview, 33yearold shotputter geoff woade, who weighs 317 pounds, admitted taking. Devis licciardi, 27 is said to have used a realisticlooking prosthetic containing uncontaminated urine to give a sample following a 10km road race. Based on robinsons life in london in the late 1960s, the plot follows two unemployed young actors, withnail and i portrayed by richard e. Pdf withnail and i download full pdf book download. Withnail and i is a 1987 british black comedy film written and directed by bruce robinson. It was never published, and few people have ever had the chance to.
Withnail causes marwoods encounter with a randy bull by forgetting to shut the gate to its field, then he jumps over the wall to let him deal with it doomed protagonist. This volume contains two film scripts by bruce robinson, who was nominated for an academy award for his screenplay of the killing fields. The original screenplay the screenplay, published by bloomsbury paperbacks, contains additional scenes that didnt make it into the film. Grant as withnail, a messedup, flamboyant alcoholic, and paul mcgann as marwood or i, since hes never named in the actual film, his slightly more gentle and sensible friend. Vintage and collectable books for sale, online, and from our shop in penrith, part of the brunswick yard antiques and. Withnail and i is a very rare type of british comedy since it has been developed to its utmost potential. Find books all about withnail and i withnail and i book. Authors elizabeth landers and vicky mainzer contend that every one exhibits the same signs along the way.
Many good scenes were not included in the film, possibly for reasons of time. Presents the screenplay of the classic cult film by bruce robinson. But for an unfortunate mosquito bite on my cheek, i think this went quite well. Withnail and i by robinson bruce and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Withnail books aims to be the best kind of secondhand bookshop.
This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay andor viewings of withnail and i. Withnail books i have opened a bookshop by mistake. I analyse the morals and the social, cultural and political implications of this 1987 british film. British 60s cinema withnail and i frequently unasked. Uncle montys bookcases from withnail and i have a tale. This original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about withnail and his. Bruce robinson on the inspiration behind withnail, disbelief in. I am intensely envious of anyone seeing this glorious rereleased classic for the first time. I dislike relatives in general and in particular mine. Withnail and i script transcript from the screenplay and. Withnail and i bloomsbury film classics and millions of other books are available. Grant and paul mcgann who live in a squalid flat in camden town in 1969 while squandering their finances on alcohol. Diary, which depp asked robinson first to read, then turn into a screenplay and then direct. Released on the 10 year anniversary of the cult hit movie, the screenplay to withnail and i makes an hilarious book.
Withnail and the i of the piece marwood are out of work actors bummed out by poverty, drink and drugs. As someone i admire once said, i love a little shop, and now i have one, in penrith. He has written and directed many other films, most famously withnail and i. Grant withnail, paul mcgann marwood, the i of the title, richard griffiths uncle monty and ralph brown danny.
If youre already a fan of the movie, this book is essential. Grants book, with nails, filming started on 2 august 1986 in the lake district, and shooting took. On completing the script, producer paul heller urged robinson to direct it and found funding for half the film. Withnail and i is one of those pictures that manages to be consistently amusing and grating at the same time. Loosely based on robinsons life in london in the late 1960s, the plot follows two unemployed actors, withnai l and i portrayed by richard e. Withnail and i bloomsbury film classics and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Its not a kids or chav movie although my youngest son was 12 when he first saw it and he loves it. Arnett snuck a copy of the same book into a scene in. Robinson has directed as well as written both withnail and i and how to get ahead in advertising. The original screenplay the screenplay, published by bloomsbury paperbacks, contains additional scenes that didnt make it. Withnail and i book find books all about withnail and i. The main character is withnail, although this treatment reads somewhat differently form the script of the 1986 film the essential plot and the outrageous character of withnail is the same. It also boasts a wonderful introduction from writerdirector, bruce robinson.
Bruce robinsons script for his 1987 cult classic, withnail and i, wanders effortlessly between the. This original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about withnail and his unnamed housemate i. Withnail and i is a 1986 film comedy written and directed by bruce robinson and starring richard e. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay andor viewings of withnail. This original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about withnail and his unnamed housemate 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. The movie ends with withnail alone, in complete and utter despair, still unemployed, and on the brink of getting evicted. As a lifelong lover of the film, the screenplay could only be just as brilliant, if not more so.
As a lifelong lover of the film, the screenplay could only. This account of their trials and tribulations made me laugh out loud. The allegation echoes a farcical scene from the film withnail and i, where the titular character tries to avoid a drinkdriving arrest by. Withnail and i script at the internet movie script database. Presents the screenplay of the classic cult film by bruce robinson, with an. Come and say hello next time youre spending a delightful weekend in the country. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. With an excellent and unpredictable script from cowriters rachael turk, kristen dunphy, alice addison and ian collie, the writing is bold and interesting in ways that cannot be easily explained. Withnail and i and how to get ahead in advertising by. The internet movie script database imsdb the webs largest. The published script includes a scene where the boys go to get the jag fixed up, whereupon the mechanic tells them their car is a pile of crap and refuses to repair it. A biting script from writerdirector bruce robinson and performances from richard e grant and paul mcgann as two resting actors, withnail and i, that neither has surpassed.
Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. The story behind the screenplay is a new series by martin keady that examines the origins of some of the greatest screenplays. Grant and paul mcgann, respectively who share a flat in camden town in 1969.
Withnail emerges from his room holding a bottle and glass and follows him. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Guest feature by lassco, englands prime resource for architectural antiques, salvage and curiosities perhaps the most pivotal scene of the film withnail and i, bruce robinsons 1987 cult masterpiece, is the visit of the two protagonists, a pair of hopeless and drunk outofwork actors in 1969 london, to uncle montys chelsea house. Withnail and i by bruce robinson overdrive rakuten. Withnail is a cultured cerebral film for mature intelligent people. Kevin jackson recounts that experience in addition to giving a full account of the films production. Withnail says something like, nonsense, its in excellent condition and they presumably patch it up themselves. While we do sell online, most of our stock is not listed on any website, so youll have to come and visit us to see it all. Its written and directed by bruce robinson, who lived it. Yeah, thats right, well buy this place and install a ing jukebox and liven all you stiffs up a bit. The 100% absolutely predictable things men do when they cheat is a wakeup call to women everywhere. Withnail and i the screenplay by bruce robinson richard e.797 589 1181 858 1503 1130 662 1444 433 1158 644 1328 65 1287 1409 339 194 72 129 1508 252 1222 1209 944 934 1289 27 1035 1121 520 562 135 1045 1223