Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hope and Glory

Dir: John Boorman, 1987 (9.9*)

This autobiographical film by John Boorman tells of his adventures in England during World War II, and like most childhoods, it was an exciting time of wonder and discovery, with the war just another adventure. From collecting unexploded shells, to German pilots parachuting into neighborhoods during dogfights, to scavenging bombed out houses, the war provided numerous opportunity for youthful fantasies at a time when school was just an afterthought. Look for a scene when his grandad toasts the various loves of his life. Boorman's best, and most uplifting movie.
Quote: Four daughters, what do you do with them, you can't play cricket. The best I could come up with is a string quartet.


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These are the individual film reviews of what I'm considering the best 1000 dvds available, whether they are films, miniseries, or live concerts. Rather than rush out all 1000 at once, I'm doing them over time to allow inclusion of new releases - in fact, 2008 has the most of any year so far, 30 titles in all; that was a very good year for films, one of the best ever.

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