Hope and Glory script
Synopsis: 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.

BILL:

I did see them. I did.

DAWN:

He's the worst liar.

DAWN swings a fist at BILL and chases him inti the room,

raining savage blows upon him.

INT. ROHAN HOUSE - DINING/LIVING ROOM - DAY

Father is white with rage. He seizes them, one in each

hand. Mother cowers with SUE.

CLIVE:

These are the fruits of my loins?

DAWN lunges at BILL. The GRANDMOTHER enters, tall, frail,

elegant, ga-ga, deaf.

GRANDMA:

Is it peace in out time?

GRACE:

(shouting)

No, Mother! It's War! War!

GRANDMA:

Or what?

GRACE:

War! War! War!

The wireless begins to play 'God Save the King'. Father

immediately lets go of the children and stands rigidly to

attention.

The others simmer down and shuffle into stiff and still

poses. GRANDMOTHER, who perhaps cannot hear the Anthem, is

baffled, shakes her head.

EXT. ROSEHILL AVENUE - DAY

The sirens sound. A shocking blast of noises, the sickening

ululations of the air-raid warning. They call out over the

rows of bow-fronted semi-detached, lower-middle-class

houses. Some of the occupants, more daring or more confused

than their neighbours, burst out of their front doors,

turning in frenzied circles, craning at the heavens.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

John Boorman

John Boorman is an English film-maker who is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Deliverance, Zardoz, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General, The Tailor of Panama, and Queen and Country. more…

All John Boorman scripts | John Boorman Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this Hope and Glory script with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Hope and Glory" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 24 Nov. 2017. <http://www.scripts.com/script/hope_and_glory_367>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!