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Year
1977
Runtime
100 min.
Director
Michael Apted
Genres
Biography, Documentary
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
1,663
Checks
1,913
Favs
94
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
4.9% (1:20)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. dwzobell's avatar

    dwzobell

    The clothes! The shoes! The hair!...ARE NOT THE POINT! Sure, there is something anthropological about the whole project but it's the universal that sustains - the dressing is only sometimes the point (see: Neil's sweater.)

    Returning to the ultimate talking heads films. Scattered thoughts:
    -Contrast "current" clips with clips from the first installment. So many options for the future at age seven and so few options for them when the future arrives. There's not a ton of ambition anymore but there is a decent amount of saddened acceptance of how things have gone.

    -There's a gender thing here that I can't quite pinpoint. The women are all more defensive, more hurt. Is it society that's causing this? Or the interviewer?

    -Neil's story is climbing to the top as the most interesting. He's the closest we have to a protagonist (or at least a central figure.) His story would feel even more tragic if he weren't so insanely likeable.

    -We're getting progressively more and more annoyed with the filmmakers and becoming more and more of the way they're being used for an agenda.
    5 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #19 in Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  2. This movie ranks #56 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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