My favorite films

I'll start with a list of top 10 in no particular order

2001 a space odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
Withnail and I
Frankenstein (Karloff)
Dracula (Lugosi)
Repo Man
Gangs of New York
Star Trek - First Contact
Hellraiser I



Date: Late 1969
Place: Camden Town, London.
Acting work: Zero
Alcohol supply: Zero
Plan of action: Go on holiday by accident

There have been few films made which, I can watch time and time again and always conclude; “that was just brilliant”.

Bruce Robinson’s ‘Withnail and I’ has no jokes but must be one of the funniest films ever made. Beware there is a lot of swearing, no apparent plot and virtually no females. It is also purely English,

It might take a few viewings to ‘get it’ but you will be infected with one-liners forever once you do. The chicken in the cooking range, Danny the dealer taking off his shades or the tearoom sequence; you will choose your own favourite bits and smile each time you think about them.

Then there is the soundtrack music!

Hats off to the Withnail & I crew




Check out Richard E. Grant's film diaries for areal hoot.