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The Up Series


What started out as a British documentary exposing the role of class in a child’s destiny has turned into one of the most satisfying works of cultural anthropology and a showcase longitudinal study. Every seven years, starting at the age of seven, we visit the same group of children as they grow up, have dreams, are lost and remade, and in many cases see their lives take the unexpected turn as they age. Because each new film is created to be understood by itself, each recapitulates all the others before it, so there is a lot of repetition from issue to issue, but a lot missing if you only see the last one.

— KK

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The Up Series
Directed by Michael Apted
2004, 576 min.
$48, DVD

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Posted May 21, 2004 at 1:19 pm | comments


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