‘Don’t threaten me with a dead fish!’
Film Studies

‘Don’t threaten me with a dead fish!’

‘They’re selling hippie wigs in Woolworths, man. The greatest decade in the history of mankind is over.’ Two out-of-work actors, Withnail, an aristocratic, temperamental heavy drinker and drug-user, and the more placidly middle-class Marwood, share a squalid flat in late 1960s’ Camden, London. Withnail rails against the world, covers himself in Deep Heat in attempt to keep warm and resorts to drinking lighter fuel… Continue reading