I didn’t think it could ever happen, but it has, almost. One of the movies that influenced me tremendously is Lindsay Anderson’s If….. And it is coming out on DVD — on 11 June, according to Amazon (UK). The question is, do I dare watch it again, after it shook me to the core at the age of about 17? I shall probably succumb. Here is the Amazon synopsis: "An alternately funny and bizarre drama set in a fictitious but authentic public school. The story moves from intimate scenes of life in a boy’s world, through fantasy and farce, to a violent climax as discontent turns into rebellion."
I wonder if there will ever be a DVD release of Charlie Bubbles, another of my long-lost favourites? Written by Shelagh Delaney, it was directed by and starred Albert Finney, with a cast including Billie Whitelaw, Colin Blakely and an extremely young Liza Minnelli. The plot summary on IMDB is very amusing, in total it is: "A married writer has an affair with his secretary." Rather far from what the film is actually about.