Thursday, October 14, 2010

Michael Apted

In 21 Up (1977), Michael Apted continued documenting a set of British children (from Seven Up and 7 Plus Seven). The most striking character is the one who has changed the most: the kid from the country, Nick. The top three stills hint at how the films portray him as a would-be farmer at 7, an inarticulate mess at 14, and a suave success with a sense of humor at 21. Other characters who come out of their shells in surprising ways are Bruce and Suzy (bottom two stills).
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