|The UP Series Box Set
Special edition box set featuring all 8 films in the series to date (Seven UP through 56 UP)
848 minutes total on 7 discs, color & b/w, English, 1964-2013
“Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.”
Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven Up, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives.
An astonishing, unforgettable look at the structure of life in the 20th century, The UP Series is, according to critic Roger Ebert, “an inspired, almost noble use of the film medium. Apted penetrates to the central mystery of life.”
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IN THIS SCENE: Meet Tony, the charismatic cab driver from London's East End.
"THE UP SERIES is on my list of the ten greatest films of all time!" - Roger Ebert
"Amazing. . . the spectacle, as in time-lapse photography, of human beings taking shape before our eyes." - Vogue
"One of the towering achievements in the history of documentary film." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"Possibly the most exciting use of the documentary medium ever!" - New York Daily News
"One of the most rewarding and uplifting programs I've ever seen. It makes you feel better about the human race." - London Sunday Times
"Wondrous, astonishing! Unforgettable great drama! Like old acquaintances we can't wait to see again, to find out what has happened to them." - The New Yorker
"Clearly the most remarkable nonfiction film project in the history of the medium."
They Grow Up, but They Remain a Lifetime Pursuit (The New York Times, January 3, 2013)
Seventh Time 'UP' for Apted (Roger Ebert Interviews Michael Apted, June 1, 2006)
● Exclusive Interview: Roger Ebert talks with Michael Apted