Notes on this film to follow… In the meantime, watch the trailer below.
[02/12/07] Okay… I think I know what to say about Withnail & I. I liked it. It’s like that classic buddy movie where the two are inseparable, never by choice, and they’re always faced with (or creating their own) chaos. One guy is definitely more desperate and aggressive than the other. It’s a little bit like Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot, or Dante and Randall in Clerks. But as I was watching Withnail & I, this song kept going through my head—a song that I know I liked a LOT at one point in time, but at that moment I couldn’t quite place it. I finally figured it out…
The song is called “It’s a Mugs Game” written and performed by Marc Almond back in the early 80’s when he was part of the band Soft Cell. I downloaded that song tonight and listened to it again for the first time in over 20 years. FUCK—what an amazing song!
I’ll post the lyrics to “It’s a Mugs Game” in another post and link back here. Or link from here to it. Something like that.