Hope and Glory
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The coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II was written by John Boorman, who grew up in and around London. The nightly bombings provide a frightening show for young Billy, but they also give him the chance to explore through the rubble with his friends in the mornings. Billy's family struggles to remain intact as they suffer through the anguish and losses of war.
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Hope and Glory is a 1987 British comedy-drama-war film, written, produced and directed by John Boorman and based on his own experiences of growing up in the Blitz in London during the Second World War. The title is derived from the traditional British patriotic song "Land of Hope and Glory". The film was distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film tells the story of the Rowan family and their experiences of the Blitz as seen through the eyes of the son, Billy (Sebastian Rice-Edwards).Hope and Glory was a critical and commercial success; it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. It also received thirteen BAFTA Award nominations, winning for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Susan Wooldridge).
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