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Thursday, November 09, 2006

The History Boys *****

What a super movie, and how much did I laugh. Perhaps my background, mylifestyle, my career all helped me to really enjoy this flick.

Plot Summary: "The History Boys" tells the story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master (Richard Griffiths), a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their test scores (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grossly out-numbered history teacher (Frances de la Tour), and a headmaster obsessed with results (Clive Merrison), the boys attempt to sift through it all to pass the daunting university admissions process. Their journey becomes as much about how education works, as it is about where education leads.

There is one whole scene which is in French, no subtitles which nearly made me wet my pants. I am very much tempted to go and see the stage production of The History Boys which opens in London, again, on the 21st December. It would be very interesting and powerful as a theatre production I believe.

There is the full short of the film here.


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