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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 January 2005 (UK)
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Drama about life at Rugby School in Victorian England. The headmaster is fair but not effective and life is brutal for the young boys because of bullying and it's consequences. The acting ... See full summary »

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Drama about life at Rugby School in Victorian England. The headmaster is fair but not effective and life is brutal for the young boys because of bullying and it's consequences. The acting and character development are good and the roles well cast. It's a good adaptation of the novel and was filmed at The Rugby School. Written by AbundantDay@hotmail.com

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There were at least two real historical events portrayed in the film, even though they were not in the book: 1) The headmaster closing down the school hunt; 2) The headmaster complaining that before he arrived at the school, there were no masters (teachers) on school grounds at night to keep the boys from bullying, otherwise causing trouble, or getting into mischief. See more »

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The film features several shots of Rugby School's Chapel, which wasn't built until 1875 - over thirty years after Thomas Arnold's death. See more »

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Version of Tom Brown's School Days (1940) See more »

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The Making of a Man
3 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the story of important 19th Century educationalist and Headmaster Dr.Thomas Arnold's effort to stamp out some of the less desirable traits in the exclusive Rugby School of that era, including bullying, gambling, and drinking. A well intentioned if sanitized version, a small pity the "good" boys all look so angelic and scrubbed up. In Alex Pettyfer we have a John Howard Davies lookalike. Davies played Tom Brown in the 1951 film, and Pip in David Lean's "Great Expectations". Overall its good clean fun and suited to television. Christopher Fry tries hard to bring some credibility to the Headmaster and largely succeeds, while Joe Beattie as the unpleasant bully Flashman is perhaps a little less effective. Not as dark as the novel suggests, often the lyrical settings are at odds the drama, certainly not a Dickensian approach. But full marks for trying to show the making of a man in Victorian England.


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