A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school. Written by
Colin Tinto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The epic story of a world at war. And a boy at play.
Did You Know?
Bill's aunts are called "Faith, Hope and Charity", which Grandfather George claims were named by Grandma after character traits he didn't have. This is a reference to the Bible, specifically 1 Corinthians 13:13: "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity". Bill's mother is called Grace, also a theological virtue. See more
Not only is the string quartet not actually playing the music, but the Mozart serenade in G K.525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) is scored for five instruments, not four. See more
Billy, before I go there's something I want to tell you. You're not quite old enough, but, well...
[he produces a cricket ball
...it's the googly. Your hand is too small to master it, but you can make a start.
"God Save The King"
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