Jul 7, 2019
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British films....with the occasional hint of professionalism.
Join Scott and Steven for their review of Hope and Glory, John Boorman’s semi-autobiographical account of wartime Britain through the eyes of a young boy.
Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this touching coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan (Sebastian Rice Edwards), the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to rummage through the rubble with friends in the mornings. As Billy plays, his family struggles to remain intact as they suffer through the anguish and losses of wartime.
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Scott and Steven