You're Human like the Rest of Them: The Films of B S Johnson

This extensive collection brings Johnson’s experimental shorts and uniquely personal documentary films together for the very first time.

Although best known as the ground-breaking author of Albert Angelo, The Unfortunates and Christy Malry’s Own Double-Entry, B S Johnson was also the director of a number of extraordinary and daring films. This extensive collection brings his experimental shorts, humorous animation, provocative agitprop and uniquely personal documentary films together for the very first time.

  • You’re Human Like the Rest of Them (1967, 17 min).
  • Paradigm (1968, 9 min).
  • The Unfortunates (1969, 45 min, DVD only).
  • The Evacuees (1969, 30 min, DVD only).
  • Up Yours Too Guillaume Apollinaire! (1969, 2 min).
  • Unfair! (1970, back & white, 8 min).
  • March! (1970, colour, 13 min).
  • Poem (1971, 1 min).
  • B. S. Johnson on Dr. Samuel Johnson (1972, 26 min).
  • Not Counting the Savages (Mike Newell, 1972, 28 min, DVD only).
  • Fat Man on a Beach (Michael Bakewell, 1974, 40 min).

Special features

  • The Johnson Papers (2013): a look at the B S Johnson Archive of the British Library.
  • Extensive booklet with new contributions from Jonathan Coe, David Quantick, Bruce Beresford, Michael Bakewell, Dr Julia Jordan & Dan Fox (Frieze).

Product information

    • Certificate

      15

    • Colour

      Colour and Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      160mins

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1145

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