Aug 2011 03

by Daniel Robert Epstein

“I have a documentary spirit”
– Michael Apted

Film director Michael Apted is such an anomaly in Hollywood. He careens from big budget films such as The World Is Not Enough to smaller films like Enigma. But always, without fail, every seven years Apted puts together another UP film. In 1964 a group of seven year old children were interviewed about their lives and Apted was a researcher on that film. Since then Apted has taken on the directing reins and every seven years he gets together with as many of the original people as possible and interviews them again. Now 49 UP has just been released along with all the UP films in a big DVD box set.

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