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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. From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the heart-breaking Neil, as they turn 49 more life-changing decisions and surprising developments are revealed. An extraordinary 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."
Cinema's longest-running and most fascinating experiment. --The New York Times
I have loved the Apted series. Yes, there are faults, but to watch the life paths of these folks is a joy.Published 9 months ago by Kit Angell
This is really a great video, something that many students can benefit from to help them with their future. Came in good condition.Published 18 months ago by J. Cooper
give me a boy at 7 and i will show you the man.
Superb series which follows the lives of children from all backgrounds. Read more
Every person under age of 50 should see this film. I am well over my 40s, but this is an excellent documentary. I wish I had seen it while in my 30s, 40s, or 50s. Well done! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mar
If you are 50+ then this is the DVD for you. As stated in the documentary this is not about the people being interviewed every seven years. Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by Gregory
The 'Up Series' represents one of the most fascinating and unusual uses of film in cinema history - a documentary life-long chronicle of the lives of 14 people starting at 7 years... Read morePublished on February 26, 2011 by K. Gordon
I stayed up much too late last night going through the whole series. I would advise anyone new to this to do the same as the longer looks at the characters does help. Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by Compans