Grant and paul mcgann who live in a squalid flat in camden town in 1969 while squandering their finances on alcohol. It continues with the story behind arguably one of the greatest or at least most quotable screenplays ever written withnail and i. I dislike relatives in general and in particular mine. The movie, which takes place in england in late 1969, involves the misadventures of a pair of chronically unemployed actors. Loosely based on robinsons life in london in the late 1960s, the plot follows two unemployed actors, withnail and i portrayed by richard e. Released on the 10 year anniversary of the cult hit movie, the screenplay to withnail and i makes an hilarious book. Bruce robinson was nominated for an academy award for the screenplay of the killing fields. Find books all about withnail and i withnail and i book. Withnail and the i of the piece marwood are out of work actors bummed out by poverty, drink and drugs. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Pdf withnail and i download full pdf book download. Many good scenes were not included in the film, possibly for reasons of time.
In a world exclusive interview, 33yearold shotputter geoff woade, who weighs 317 pounds, admitted taking. Vintage and collectable books for sale, online, and from our shop in penrith, part of the brunswick yard antiques and. I am intensely envious of anyone seeing this glorious rereleased classic for the first time. The 100% absolutely predictable things men do when they cheat is a wakeup call to women everywhere. Withnail and i by bruce robinson overdrive rakuten.
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. 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. Arnett snuck a copy of the same book into a scene in. 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.
Withnail and i and how to get ahead in advertising by. Robinson has directed as well as written both withnail and i and how to get ahead in advertising. Finally, the withnail and i script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the richard e. Withnail is a cultured cerebral film for mature intelligent people. Set in 1969, the year in which the hippy dreams of so many young englishmen went sour, 1986s bruce robinsons withnail and i is an enduring british cult.
Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. The original screenplay the screenplay, published by bloomsbury paperbacks, contains additional scenes that didnt make it into the film. Fellow enthusiasts cry immortal phrases from the endlessly brilliant script to one another li. As a lifelong lover of the film, the screenplay could only be just as brilliant, if not more so. 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. 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. Yeah, thats right, well buy this place and install a ing jukebox and liven all you stiffs up a bit.
Withnail says something like, nonsense, its in excellent condition and they presumably patch it up themselves. But for an unfortunate mosquito bite on my cheek, i think this went quite well. Devis licciardi, 27 is said to have used a realisticlooking prosthetic containing uncontaminated urine to give a sample following a 10km road race. 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. It also boasts a wonderful introduction from writerdirector, bruce robinson. The story behind the screenplay is a new series by martin keady that examines the origins of some of the greatest screenplays. 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. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay andor viewings of withnail and i. The internet movie script database imsdb the webs largest. As someone i admire once said, i love a little shop, and now i have one, in penrith. Withnail and i is a very rare type of british comedy since it has been developed to its utmost potential. 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. All too often british comedies of the last 20 years feel like theyve been rush released before the script has been used to its full potential but not with this comedy classic because nearly every scene couldnt possibly be any funnier.
As a lifelong lover of the film, the screenplay could only. I analyse the morals and the social, cultural and political implications of this 1987 british film. Its written and directed by bruce robinson, who lived it. Its not a kids or chav movie although my youngest son was 12 when he first saw it and he loves it. Statistics show that 35 percent of men cheat on their wives. Withnail and i by robinson bruce and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Withnail emerges from his room holding a bottle and glass and follows him. Bruce robinson on the inspiration behind withnail, disbelief in. If youre already a fan of the movie, this book is essential. Presents the screenplay of the classic cult film by bruce robinson. Withnail and i bloomsbury film classics and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. This original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about withnail and his.
Withnail and i the screenplay by bruce robinson richard e. On completing the script, producer paul heller urged robinson to direct it and found funding for half the film. Grants book, with nails, filming started on 2 august 1986 in the lake district, and shooting took. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 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. 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 script transcript from the screenplay and. Authors elizabeth landers and vicky mainzer contend that every one exhibits the same signs along the way. The movie ends with withnail alone, in complete and utter despair, still unemployed, and on the brink of getting evicted. Kevin jackson recounts that experience in addition to giving a full account of the films production.
The original screenplay the screenplay, published by bloomsbury paperbacks, contains additional scenes that didnt make it. The allegation echoes a farcical scene from the film withnail and i, where the titular character tries to avoid a drinkdriving arrest by. 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 books i have opened a bookshop by mistake.
Its not a question of whether his selfdestructive lifestyle will kill him, but a question of when. Bruce robinsons script is stunning in its darkly humorous tone and has spawned more quotes than any other film ever madeperiod. 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. This volume contains two film scripts by bruce robinson, who was nominated for an academy award for his screenplay of the killing fields. Withnail and i is a 1986 film comedy written and directed by bruce robinson and starring richard e.
Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It was never published, and few people have ever had the chance to. Based on robinsons life in london in the late 1960s, the plot follows two unemployed young actors, withnail and i portrayed by richard e. 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. Withnail and i is a 1987 british black comedy film written and directed by bruce robinson. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay andor viewings of withnail. Grant wrote to his 200,000 followers that the withnail script is the only one ive ever learnt that has permanently lodged itself in my memory even more than 30 years on read more. Withnail books aims to be the best kind of secondhand bookshop. This account of their trials and tribulations made me laugh out loud. Withnail and i bloomsbury film classics and millions of other books are available. Come and say hello next time youre spending a delightful weekend in the country. Diary, which depp asked robinson first to read, then turn into a screenplay and then direct. Uncle montys bookcases from withnail and i have a tale. 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.1324 39 1497 947 113 363 1374 960 410 557 259 33 1273 15 1481 1172 1386 725 796 799 28 1045 92 770 624 1227 213 807 931 1283 145 1065 442 1338 908