After wowing audience at last year’s London Film Festival, intense British drama War Book will this week make its TV debut on BBC Four. Filmed almost entirely in one room, it follows a small group of government aides as they act out the war book; protocol designed to test government response in the event of nuclear conflict. In an exclusive interview, director Tom Harper and writer Jack Thorne reveal why it is a film they simply had to make…
Read The Scouting Book For Boys Film Review
Just a handful of deleted scenes and the trailer; it’s a shame there is no cast and crew commentary for such an intriguing British film. (1 star)
Stars Thomas Turgoose, Holliday Grainger, Rafe Spall
Director Tom Harper
Released August 23
Although James Cameron’s mega-budget Hollywood behemoth Avatar has been dominating column inches over recent weeks, the rest of 2010 is shaping up to be a memorable one for films on this side of the Atlantic. With the likes of An Education and A Single Man dominating awards ceremonies, and films like Philip Ridley’s Heartless on the horizon, it’s easy to feel upbeat about the current state of British cinema. When something like The Scouting Book For Boys comes along, it’ also easy to feel inspired, excited and proud of our home-grown talent.