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"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.
From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the enigmatic Neil, as they turn 56 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."
Bonus Features include: Roger Ebert Interview with Michael Apted, Biographies, Photogallery, Filmmaker's Statement
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What can I add to what is universally proclaimed The Greatest Documentary Series Ever, and [paraphrase] "the reason God made motion pictures, film, recording devices". Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Weems
I was going to use it for psychology, but it is not what I expected.Published 3 months ago by Nancee Ott
The Up Series is a documentary that follows the lives of fourteen British children. The series began in 1964 with a group of seven-years-old and checks in every seven years. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sue Allen Clayton
Interesting installment, but not the best one. Most of the kids (now in their late 50s) spend their time on camera here, endlessly kvetching about how wrongly they've been depicted... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Regent T. St Claire
Interesting. I just discovered this series and started with 49 up since they recap the previous years.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent video!! Used in class to talk about life changes over the years.Published 9 months ago by Kathy Splinter-Watkins
Can't wait for #63! ...and I started when these guys were 6, 8, and 10 years older than my own kids....Published 11 months ago by Jerry Briggs