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?
A 650 feet long suburban street set with seventeen semi-detached houses was constructed for this movie. Apparently, at the time at least, it was the largest set built in the UK for twenty-five years. See more
The man is incorrect when he tells the boy that they (the Nazis) will be bombing France with Big Bertha which has a range of 25 miles. Big Bertha was a nickname given to a gun the Germans constructed in the first World War. It was made by welding 3 gun barrels together which gave it a range of 75 miles. See more
[pointing to an electrical transformer tower at the edge of his property
Look! They're coming this way: the Future on the march. I curse you, Volt, Watt and Amp!
Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Sammi Davis See more