Seven Up! (1964)

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Charles Furneaux ...
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Neil Hughes ...
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Paul Kligerman ...
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Michelle Murphy ...
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Susan Sullivan ...
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year intervals to determine how their lives and attitudes have changed. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Only 4 of the 14 children were girls - while the programme aimed to show children from different class backgrounds, equal gender representation was not particularly considered in 1964. Michael Apted has stated that one of his regrets about this series is that he not take feminism into account, and consequently included fewer girls and did not select them on the basis of any possible careers they might choose. See more »

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Himself - Narrator: Original post credits narration: "If you want to know what happens to these children, watch Granada Television on Tuesday 2nd May in the year 2000."
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Voice-over during final credits: "If you want to see what happens to these children, look in at Granada Television on Tuesday, May the second ... in the year 2000." See more »

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What Would I Do
Written by Stanley Alexander
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Good start to long-running series...
29 October 2007 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

"Seven Up!" is the forty minute documentary from 1964 that stands as a prologue for the most forward thinking documentary series of all-time. The film brings together a group of surprisingly articulate seven-year-olds from a variety of backgrounds in England. Through a number of questions posed to each of the children, the audience gets the opportunity to get to know the world through these children's eyes, and often presumably through the parent's eyes and therefore only quoted through these children. Personalities more than perspectives ring through the strongest in this first film, and the glimpse at the education system circa 1964 is intriguing. Unfortunately, as "characters" that will ultimately be seen for another forty years to come, the thick accents of some of them make for a rough start. All in all this is important cinema regardless.


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