The South Bank Show - s21e19 - Will Self.avi (Size: 467.14 MB) (Files: 1)
The South Bank Show - s21e19 - Will Self.avi
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South Bank Show - Will Self
Sunday, 5th July 1998
10:50pm to 11:55pm
David Toms' film for The South Bank Show follows Will Self as he travels the length and breadth of the country explaining what his motivation is and just what makes him tick. The film features an extensive interview with Will conducted by Melvyn Bragg; contributions from the likes of John McVicar and Martin Amis; and readings by Will of his work at various literary gigs.
When the film was made Will Self was still very much the enfant teriible of new British literature, but at the same time his life was fast falling apart due to the pressures of work and of heroin addiction, amongst other drugs. Famously he was sacked as a columnist by The Observer newspaper in the spring of 1997 for allegedly taking heroin on John Major's plane during the General Election campaign. The interview with Melvyn dwells on this incident as a pivotal moment in Will Self's career, the bitterness he feels towards the establishment, and the steps he's taking to recover both physically and as a writer of real merit.
Not my rip. Original source is from bookguy at KG, from which I've edited out large quantities of black space.
As to be expected from a ten year-old VHS source the picture is a bit grubby by today's standards. Though that said, I've seen and enjoyed far far worse encodings of shows in my time, so I don't think that this is too bad when all is said and done. The picture does go crunch twice, but fortunately this is during the opening and then the end credits, so does not affect the film at all.
=== File Information ===
File Name: The South Bank Show - s21e19 - Will Self.avi
Duration: 00:51:51 (77,779 fr)
File Size: 467 MB (or 478,352 KB or 489,832,448 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1123 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.183 bits/pixel
Resolution: 640x384 (1.67:1) [=5:3]
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) CBR
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