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
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The epic story of a world at war. And a boy at play.
Did You Know?
The film's title is a shortening of the title of the flag-waving patriotic 1902 nationalist British song, "Land of Hope and Glory", music composed by Edward Elgar
and lyrics by Arthur C. Benson. See more
When Bill is being chased, the dog is running next to him in the last couple of shots. 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.
Referenced in Ally McBeal: Hope and Glory
God Save The King
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