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How to Get Ahead in Advertising

Bruce Robinson

 
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • United Kingdom
  • 1988
  • 94 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #120

Richard E. Grant is the endlessly suave Dennis Bagley, a high-strung advertising executive whose shoulder sprouts an evil, talking boil. The boil speaks only to Bagley, is silent to the rest of the world, and seems to be growing. This caustic satire reunites the talented team behind the cult classic Withnail and I to create a tour de force of verbal jousting and physical comedy.

Credits

DirectorBruce Robinson
ProducerDavid Wimbury
Executive producersGeorge Harrison and Denis O'Brien
Co-producerRay Cooper
CinematographyPeter Hannan
MusicDavid Dundas and Rick Wentworth
EditingAlan Strachan
Camera operatorBob Smith
Production designMichael Pickwoad

Disc Features

  • Exclusive widescreen version, supervised by director of photography Peter Hannan
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    Cover illustration by Edwin Fotheringham

Film Essays

How to Get Ahead in Advertising

By Stanley Kauffmann July 09, 2001

Our ad-inundated culture has had in it for decades a contrapuntal vein of satire—in fiction, plays, and films—to the point that satire on advertising is now a component of our advertising . . . Read more »

Film Essays

How to Get Ahead in Advertising

By Stanley Kauffmann July 09, 2001

Our ad-inundated culture has had in it for decades a contrapuntal vein of satire—in fiction, plays, and films—to the point that satire on advertising is now a component of our advertising . . . Read more »