I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name

Overview

This Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD release shows that I'll Never Forget What's His Name remains an entertaining, and still potent, satire on advertising and selling out. Released in 1967 and full of "Swinging London" imagery and cinematic techniques, the impact of the movie has grown now that popular culture and advertising are even more a part of daily life than they were at the time. Director Michael Winner's audio commentary does a good job of putting the then "new and exciting" mod era into the context of ...
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Overview

This Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD release shows that I'll Never Forget What's His Name remains an entertaining, and still potent, satire on advertising and selling out. Released in 1967 and full of "Swinging London" imagery and cinematic techniques, the impact of the movie has grown now that popular culture and advertising are even more a part of daily life than they were at the time. Director Michael Winner's audio commentary does a good job of putting the then "new and exciting" mod era into the context of today and of discussing the making of the movie itself. The widescreen anamorphic transfer looks great and the Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono audio track is clean and well balanced. As a bonus, the DVD features production stills, trailers, and a fold-out copy of the original poster. Hopefully this fine DVD release will help a new generation of conspicuous consumers discover I'll Never Forget What's His Name.
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Special Features

Widescreen presentation [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Audio commentary with director Michael Winner; Theatrical trailer; Still gallery; Talent bios
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Editorial Reviews

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This early film from Michael Winner might come as a surprise to those who know him as an action director. I'll Never Forget What's 'Isname is a Swinging London-era blend of comedy and drama, the kind of thing one might have expected from Richard Lester around the same time. Peter Draper's script zips along at engaging speed, packing in plenty of dazzling repartee and some memorable vignettes as its hero works his way towards self-realization. It is also refreshing in that it doesn't cop out for the kind of "do what you want to do" message typical to this era. In fact, it daringly suggests that rebellion can be as much of a dead-end as the pursuit of success. Winner gives the film a glamorous look and a tight, punchy editing style that lives up to the script's electric style. He gets ample chances to show off his flair for mise-en-scene during the film's flashback/fantasy sequences and makes the most of each (he also puts together a hilariously anti-commercial advertising film for the finale). Most importantly, Oliver Reed anchors the film with a charismatic and intense turn as the charming yet indecisive hero and Carol White adds nice, understated support as the new love interest who seems to offer a way out of the madness. There are also fantastic support performances from Orson Welles as a cheerfully Machiavellian ad-agency boss and Harvey Hart as a nasty rival from the hero's school days. All in all, I'll Never Forget What's 'Isname is an entertaining social satire whose ideas remain as resonant today as they were in the 1960's.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2000
  • UPC: 013131098891
  • Original Release: 1967
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Orson Welles Jonathan Lute
Oliver Reed Andrew Quint
Carol White Georgina
Harry Andrews Gerald Sater
Michael Hordern Headmaster
Wendy Craig Louise Quint
Marianne Faithfull Josie
Norman Rodway Nicholas
Frank Finlay Chaplain
Harvey Hall Macabee
Ann Lynn Carla
Lyn Ashley Susannah
Veronica Clifford Anna
Edward Fox Walter
Stuart Cooper Lewis Force
Roland Curram Eldrich
Peter Graves Bankman
Mark Burns Michael Cornwall
Mark Eden Kellaway
Mona Chong Vietnamese Girl
Robert Mill Galloway
Basil Dignam
Bessie Love
Hugo Keith-Johnston Young Andrew Quint
Technical Credits
Michael Winner Director, Producer
Bibas Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Draper Screenwriter
Seamus Flannery Art Director
Bernard Gribble Editor
Otto Heller Cinematographer
Francis Lai Score Composer
Richard Mills Makeup
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Main Titles [3:12]
2. Andrew Resigns [1:54]
3. Andrew Visits His Wife [2:03]
4. Walter's Pad [1:11]
5. Goodbye, Josie [1:52]
6. Andrew's New Employer [2:11]
7. A Visit to the Office [1:57]
8. Lunchtime Rendezvous [2:35]
9. Andrew's New Job [2:53]
10. Andrew and Georgina on the Town [2:05]
11. Louise at the Art Gallery [2:21]
12. College Reunion [4:54]
13. The Hunt [6:16]
14. Georgina's Houseboat [4:27]
15. Jonathan Drops In [5:18]
16. Andrew Interrupts the Commercial [2:16]
17. The Morning After With Louise [3:07]
18. "I've Never Been to Cambridge." [3:07]
19. Andrew Visits Gerald Sater [2:34]
20. A Private Eye Stalks Andrew [5:33]
21. Nicholas Sells Out [5:38]
22. Andrew Attempts His Freedom [4:31]
23. Sex on the Houseboat [3:31]
24. Andrew's New Commercial [3:48]
25. Georgina's Death [4:21]
26. Festival of Creative Advertising [12:54]
27. Andrew Throws Out His Award [2:13]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Extras
      Trailer
      Commentary
         Commentary With Director Michael Winner: On
         Commentary With Director Michael Winner: Off
      Talent Bios
         Michael Winner - Director
         Oliver Reed - Star
      Still Gallery
   Resume
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