Hope and Glory (film)


Hope and Glory (film)

Infobox Film
name = Hope and Glory


caption = Theatrical release poster
director = John Boorman
producer = John Boorman
Michael Dryhurst
writer = John Boorman
starring = Sebastian Rice-Edwards
Sarah Miles
David Hayman
Sammi Davis
music = Peter Martin
cinematography = Philippe Rousselot
distributor = Columbia Pictures
released = October 16, 1987
runtime = 113 min.
country = flagicon|UK
language = English
budget = $3 million
gross = $10,021,120
amg_id = 1:23106
imdb_id = 0093209

"Hope and Glory" is a 1987 British comedy-drama-war film, written and directed by John Boorman. Boorman based the film on his own early life experiences of growing up in the Blitz in London during World War II. [cite news | author=Janet Maslin | title=Film Festival; Boorman's "Hope And Glory" | url=http://movies.nytimes.com/mem/movies/review.html?res=9B0DE1DD103FF93AA35753C1A961948260 | work=New York Times | date=1987-10-09 | accessdate=2008-09-24] [cite news | author=Richard Corliss | title=War Dreams: "Hope and Glory" | url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,965795,00.html | work=Time | date=1987-10-19 | accessdate=2008-09-24] The title of the movie derives from the traditional British patriotic song "Land of Hope and Glory".

The filme received nominations for Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

Cast

* Bill (Sebastian Rice-Edwards)
* Sue (Geraldine Muir)
* Grace (Sarah Miles)
* Clive (David Hayman)
* Dawn (Sammi Davis)
* Mac (Derrick O'Connor)
* Molly. (Susan Woolridge)
* Bruce (Jean-Marc Barr)
* Grandfather (Ian Bannen)

Plot

Beginning just before the start of World War II, the movie tells the story of the Rohan family: Bill, his sisters Sue and Dawn, and his parents Grace and Clive, living in a suburb of London. After the war starts, Clive joins the army, whilst Grace continues to watch over the children.

Seen through the eyes of a young boy, the "fireworks" provided by the Blitz every night are as exciting as they are terrifying. His family do not see things in quite the same way as the bombs continue to drop, their will to survive brings them closer together. The nightly raids do not provide the only drama, however, as his older sister falls for a Canadian soldier and finding her life turned upside down, soon discovers how valuable family is. The family eventually moves outside of their London suburban home to the home of Grace's parents.

Release

The film was released from Columbia Pictures, but the rights to the film were previously owned by Nelson Entertainment and currently by MGM.

References

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