Anyway, it was two against one, and Phil and I just weren’t in the mood for British comedy, which did not have its best decade in the eighties. Eventually, though, we sat through it, protesting that it was not what people had made it out to be. That half-drunk halfwits in pubs all over the land would quote (and misquote) lines from the film did not help matters either. I remember thinking about the film a lot during the next two days, and watched it again the following week. Slowly, with each viewing, I got more and more hooked. It wasn’t love at first sight, but Withnail and I is now one of my favourite films.
I have written extensively on the film on other blogs and forums over the years, but I wanted to write something to do with the film for my friend’s birthday. As Steve is in China, I decided to post a few frames from some of his favourite scenes. Ironically, Blogger is banned in China. It’s all very Withnail…
“I will never play The Dane.”
“Look at my tongue; it's wearing a yellow sock.”
“It's obsessed with its gut - it's like a rugby ball now. It will die, it will die!”
“How do we make it die?”
“Are you the farmer?”
“I shall miss you, Withnail.”Note: Withnail and I was my contribution to Jim Emerson’s Opening Shots Project, which you can read by clicking here.
(Image Credits: Withnail and I Multimedia Archive )