The time they could use the school chapel was limited, so Anderson opted to not shoot those scenes in colour.
Mick Travis is now an Oscar-nominated movie star, eschewing England for Hollywood. You know those films that you think you're really going to hate because the term 'new wave' has been labelled on them, but actually end up liking them a lot, despite their pretentiousness and casual weirdness? You get a close-up.' © Letterboxd Limited. Released in 1968, directed by Lindsay Anderson with a screenplay by David Sherwin, If.... is a story of three non-conformist schoolboys played by Malcolm McDowell, Richard Warwick and David Wood, who plot revenge. Can't find a movie or TV show? But his performance as Mick Travis is a marvel and both it and the film that first encapsulated it remain among the finest achievements in British cinema.
One day, Mick and Johnny sneak off campus and steal a motorbike from a showroom. He also meets ... See full summary ». I want to be friends with McDowel, i would give so much to watch this with an american, juliodogpit 1,001 films 10,238 452 Edit, UPDATE--------------------------------------------------------------------------, Check out also: The 100 Greatest Documentaries, ranked as objectively as possible The 100 Greatest Directors The 100 Greatest…, Peter Stanley 1,235 films 39,969 1280 Edit, All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1235. Lindsay Anderson, director of This Sporting Life and one of the essential filmmakers of the British New Wave, turns his attention to the English public school system for his film if..., and falls back on his first-hand experience to craft a movie which strides a prudent divide between realism and surrealism.
It gets forgotten sometimes in the swirl of lesser roles that have dominated the latter half of his career, but he really was (and almost certainly still is) a quite extraordinary actor. In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied North Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
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In a surreal sequence, they discover a cache of firearms, including automatic weapons and mortars.
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According to the site's critical consensus, "Incendiary, subversive, and darkly humorous, If.... is a landmark of British countercultural cinema.".
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Look at me. if.... is the first film in the "Mick Travis trilogy", all starring Malcolm McDowell as everyman character Mick Travis. Holt felt unqualified to direct, but offered to produce the film. Plot. The protagonists' housemaster, Mr. Kemp, is easily manipulated by the Whips into giving them free rein in enforcing discipline. remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells.
In an indictment of the British public school system, we follow Mick and his mostly younger friends through a series of indignities and occasionally abuse as any fond feelings toward these schools are destroyed.
TMDb Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel. This FAQ is empty. Bobby Philips: Crusaders Robert Swann. From Coraline to ParaNorman check out some of our favorite family-friendly movie picks to watch this Halloween. Aldenham School in Elstree, Hertfordshire, was used for later scenes filmed after previous summer commitments prevented further shooting at Cheltenham.
In the script, Rowntree is kidnapped by a group of anti-war students and saved by Mick and his gang, though not before Mick crucifies Rowntree with a large nail through his palm.
Que filme doido. My #1 film aged 16 looks no less radical to the 30-year-old me, but odder and wilder,….
Lindsay Anderson's bewildering, bewitching Marxist revenge fantasy is what '60s cinema should have been but so very rarely was: satirical, socially conscious and genuinely surreal, happily lacking in gimmickry and low comedy, with a variety of competing concerns but a sure focus on just who - and what - it wants to dispense with in a hail of bullets. Lindsay Anderson’s If.... is a daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England. Do you love all types of movies? The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, is being released by Magnolia Pictures on April 7, 2017. ... Mick: Crusaders. (His comments about financial restraints dictating the fluctuations between black-and-white and colour photography may well be true but the choices seem inspired, nevertheless and the great Miroslav Ondricek's camera-work is superb).He was also a great actor's director, often working with many of the same actors both in theatre and in cinema and he extracts marvellous performances from the likes of Arthur Lowe, Peter Jeffrey, Mona Washborne and Geoffrey Chater representing the Establishment as well as pitch-perfect performances from David Wood, Richard Warwick, Rupert Webster, Robert Swann and Hugh Thomas, all new to cinema, as the students.The film made Malcom McDowell a star and for a few short years, (here, in "O Lucky Man", as Alex in "A Clockwork Orange"), that star burned brightly before he sold out to Hollywood and his career began to flounder in a series of mediocre American movies, reaching a nadir with "Caligula".
A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead. Malcolm McDowell Richard Warwick David Wood Christine Noonan Rupert Webster Robert Swann Hugh Thomas Michael Cadman Peter Sproule Peter Jeffrey Anthony Nicholls Arthur Lowe Mona Washbourne Mary MacLeod Sean Bury Guy Ross Robin Askwith Philip Bagenal Brian Pettifer Michael Newport Graham Crowden Charles Lloyd Pack Geoffrey Chater Ben Aris. It really is as revolutionary as it sets out to be. has so much fun with topics that could have easily be handled in a much more dour way, and has a visual imagination that I wish more british cinema had.
"Seeing Vigo's film gave us the idea and also the confidence to proceed with the kind of scene-structure that we devised for the first part of the film particularly.
Having been given the script by Kubrick, McDowell was unsure how he should play the part of Alex, and so he contacted Lindsay Anderson, asking for advice. Understanding why it's wrong for someone to hold power over you, and why it's wrong to try and assert power over somebody else. A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of coopting the identity of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini. The beating scene is also worth mentioning for a couple of reasons. I said 'that's right.'
The Hall scene was an amalgamation of the school halls at Cheltenham and Aldenham. The Girl: Crusaders Rupert Webster. In the audio commentary to the 2007 DVD release, Malcolm McDowell confirmed that lighting the chapel scenes for colour filming would have taken much longer than for black and white. The transport cafe was the (now demolished) Packhorse Cafe on the A5/Watling Street in Kensworth, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, close to the Packhorse Pub. The film opens at a traditional male British public school in the late 1960s, as the pupils return for a new term. He handles revolution with a grandstanding authority and homosexual, (and heterosexual), schoolboy yearning more romantically than any other film I can think of, (Wallace's display in the gymnasium as blonde, beautiful, tousle-haired Bobby Phillips looks on is blissfully homo-erotic), and he does this with a masterly control of the medium.
Rejected by his family, he is placed in a nursing home. When the latter orders the boys to drop their weapons, Mick assaults him and cows him into submission. They ride to a café staffed by an unnamed girl, about whom Mick fantasizes wrestling while nude.
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But here I am. Stephen Frears is credited as an assistant to the director, while Chris Menges is credited as a cameraman.
Famous for its depiction of a savage insurrection at a fictitious boys' boarding school, the X certificate film was made at the time of the May 1968 protests in France by a director who was strongly associated with the 1960s counterculture. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. It features the screen debut of Malcolm McDowell as Michael Arnold "Mick" Travis, a character who went on to appear in a further two Anderson movies, O Lucky Man!
When I saw the film as a blazered teenager at a British public school, it seemed straightforward to me - after all, which right-thinking adolescent doesn't want to collage his walls, attract a pouty raven-haired girlfriend and then shoot everyone he doesn't like? Mick Travis, Wallace, and Johnny Knightly are three non-conformist boys in the lower sixth form, their penultimate year.They are watched and persecuted by the "Whips", upper sixth-formers given authority as prefects over the other boys. Click here to login or here to sign up. Find movie and film cast and crew information for If... (1968) - Lindsay Anderson on AllMovie