Magazine article Screen International

Michael Caine Planning TV Version of 1960s Doc 'My Generation' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Michael Caine Planning TV Version of 1960s Doc 'My Generation' (Exclusive)

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Actor planning to use more interview footage in series if film is a success.

Michael Caine in ‘My Generation’

Michael Caine doesn’t just narrate My Generation, screening out of competition in Venice this week. He also helped produce the film and did the interviews with Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithful, Twiggy, Lulu and Roger Daltrey among others.

The archive-driven documentary offers Caine’s perspective on the 1960s, why the decade swung and how he and his contemporaries helped revolutionise British culture.

The film is directed by David Batty and Screen Star of Tomorrow Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Lady Macbeth) is among the producers. IM Global is handling sales.

Screen spoke to the iconic actor at the festival about the project.

Screen International: How did you become involved in the project?

Caine: Simon Fuller brought the ides to me. Then it was written out and explained what he wanted to do. He wanted to base the film on my experiences as a working class guy at that time and what it (the 60s) meant to us. Then, Ian (La Frenais) and Dick (Clement) wrote the script.

The film is very archive based. Do you have a lot of unused interview material?

We are going to do a TV series. The interviews will be more in that. That’s if the picture is a success. If the picture is a disaster, obviously there won’t be a TV series. I interviewed everybody but we didn’t show the interviews. …

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