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63 Up Movie Review

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63 Up BritBox Reviewed for & linked from Rotten Tomatoes by: Harvey Karten Director: Michael AptedTony, Lynn, Nick, Neil, Peter Cast: Charles Furneaux, Lynn Johnson, Nicholas Hitchon, Tony Walker, Neil Hughes, Bruce Balden, Paul Kligerman, Suzanne Dewey, Symon Basterfield, John Brisby, Andrew Brackfield, Susan Sullivan Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 11/22/19 Opens: November […]

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’63 Up’ Review: The Film World’s Most Remarkable Franchise Continues With Its Most Touching Installment

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’63 Up’ Review: The Film World’s Most Remarkable Franchise Continues With Its Most Touching Installment
The ninth installment of the film world’s most remarkable franchise, “63 Up” finds longtime director Michael Apted catching up with (most of) the same 14 British people the series has been visiting every seven years since it began in 1964. “Seven Up!” was never intended to be anything more than a one-off — a black-and-white X-ray of the British class system designed to explore the idea that that its child subjects were already entombed in their fates — but Apted’s persistence has allowed the project to accomplish that goal while also growing into something far more profound.

: of its freedoms and limitations; of its differences and similarities; of its predictability and chaos. And if you’ve never seen one of these films before, there’s no time like the present. Indeed, this is the perfect place to get started.

It’s one of the strangest quirks of the “Up” series: The further it goes along,
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56 Up: 'It's like having another family'

It began as a one-off look at how the class system defined the hopes and aspirations of British children. Now, almost half a century later, the Up series has evolved into one of the world's great documentary projects. But how have these films affected the lives they follow?

Seven Up! first hit the screens in May 1964, and was intended as a one-off programme, a snapshot of the British class system and the way it conditioned so much of life. Tim Hewat, the Australian founding editor of World in Action, had the idea for the programme, and took as its starting point the Jesuit saying: "Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man." The programme makers went looking for posh kids and poor kids, expecting them to play their allotted roles in life.

The Canadian Paul Almond directed that original 40-minute film, and a
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