Withnail and I, Richard E.Grant, Paul McGann, 'Penrith Tea Rooms'Regular price £500.00
© Murray Close
Penrith, U.K. 1986
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
'Since the Penrith tea rooms were actually a set in a sleepy Buckinghamshire market town, the classic juke box scene had to be shot quickly so as not to offend the delicate sensibilities of the mainly retirement age local extras.' Murray Close
In Bruce Robinson’s devilishly quotable and quaffable classic, unemployed actors Withnail and Marwood decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail's uncle Monty's country cottage. However, their plans for a period of relaxation and indulgence are thwarted, by their inability to cope with ghastly weather, frosty locals and the advances of Monty himself.
First call for the world’s most influential film makers and directors, Murray Close was invited to shoot the cast and crew during filming in 1986. The resulting images are a joyous and revealing collection; single shots astutely summarising the weight and comedy of popular skits, and familiar characters caught off camera between scenes. Wall Street International
Multi Award winning photographer, Murray Close has forged his career capturing crucial stills of the world of cinema. Born in Canada and educated in the UK, it was whilst studying music that an introduction to Stanley Kubrick lead him to a three year assignment on ‘The Shining.’
This master class would influence his work from that point on, helping forge strong links with the film industry and early ties with Warner Bros. Murray Close has also collaborated with Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and Alfonso Cuarón. He quickly made a name for himself and went on to be first call for the world's most influential film-makers, creating some of cinema's most iconic images.
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