A semi-autobiographical 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?
"News reel" footage shown in the cinemas of the RAF versus the Luftwaffe is actually from Battle of Britain
(1969) See more
When Pauline is standing in front of her newly destroyed house, in the close up shots her hair is flat, but in the distant shots it's noticeably more full. See more
[jabbing at a map of the world, with the British Empire lands in pink
Pink. Pink. Pink. Pink. What are all the pink bits? Rowan.
They're ours, Miss.
Yes. The British Empire. Arthur... what fraction of the earth's surface is British?
Arthur in Roger's Gang
Don't know, Miss.
Anyone? Jennifer Baker?
Yes, two-fifths! Ours. That's what this war is all about. Men are fighting and dying to save all the pink bits for you ungrateful little twerps.
Referenced in Ally McBeal: Hope and Glory
Flat Foot Floogie
Words and music by Slim Gaillard
, Slam Stewart
, and Bud Green
Performed by Benny Goodman See more