21 Up (1977)
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Some of the children have grown into the people you expected. Some have not. I found it interesting how when they talked about the film series they discussed to pointless nature of it. I think they thought about it too hard. The point is to see the unpredictability of life and how we are not really in control of our futures. They also talk about how they are judged by what is shown on the film and not by all the things they did to get there. I say what they answer the questions with shows us more about them than seeing what they do every step of the day.So far this is an excellent series. We are still seeing these people from a time that has long passed and I look forward to seeing how they change as the world goes into fast forward in tech and thinking.
Interesting update on what those kids have turned into.
This is the first in the series that I have seen. I particularly liked this glimpse into various people's lives. But as one of the subjects expresses, though it may not be a valid experiment it is at least entertaining.
Also, as an American viewer I do gain some solid knowledge of UK culture in this particular time period. The people are all quite candid, and currently being 21 myself, this film consequently knocks away some boundaries other viewers have when relating to these people and examining their mentality.
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