- Hope and Glory (film)
name = Hope and Glory
caption = Theatrical release poster
John Boorman Michael Dryhurst
starring = Sebastian Rice-Edwards
Sarah Miles David Hayman Sammi Davis
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 Blitzin Londonduring 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 Awardsfor Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
* Bill (Sebastian Rice-Edwards)
* Sue (Geraldine Muir)
* Grace (
* Clive (
* Dawn (
* Mac (Derrick O'Connor)
* Molly. (Susan Woolridge)
* Bruce (Jean-Marc Barr)
* Grandfather (Ian Bannen)
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.
The film was released from Columbia Pictures, but the rights to the film were previously owned by
Nelson Entertainmentand currently by MGM.
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