The History Boys: The Film

The History Boys The Film Now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures The History Boys The Film contains Alan Bennett s diary of the filming the shooting script and an introduction by director Nicholas Hytner

  • Title: The History Boys: The Film
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • ISBN: 9780571231737
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures, The History Boys The Film contains Alan Bennett s diary of the filming, the shooting script, and an introduction by director Nicholas Hytner, as well as an extensive plate section that includes a look behind the scenes and stills from the film An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth form or senior boys in a BNow a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures, The History Boys The Film contains Alan Bennett s diary of the filming, the shooting script, and an introduction by director Nicholas Hytner, as well as an extensive plate section that includes a look behind the scenes and stills from the film An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth form or senior boys in a British boys school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university, generally in that order In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling In The History Boys, Alan Bennett evokes the special period and place that the sixth form represents in an English boy s life In doing so, he raises not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught but also questions about the purpose of education today.

    The History Boys Oct , Directed by Nicholas Hytner With Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge. The History Boys The History Boys Rotten Tomatoes The History Boys is a movie that asks questions like What is education really for anyway and asks them in an altogether witty, brainy way It turns history into what it really is, the story of The History Boys Richard Griffiths, Frances Dec , Adapted from the original Tony Award winning play and starring the original Tony Award winning cast, The History Boys is an engaging, thought provoking, and wickedly funny look at history, the pursuit of knowledge, and the utter randomness of life The play s the thing in The History Boys Unlike most stage to screen transitions The History Boys Faber Drama Alan Bennett The History Boys Faber Drama Alan Bennett on FREE shipping on qualifying offers An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher A headmaster obsessed with results a history teacher who thinks he s a fool br In The History Boys film The History Boys by Alan Bennett An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth form boys in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at university A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher A headmaster obsessed with results a history teacher who thinks he s History Boys Movie Trailer YouTube Sep , An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster p

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    1. Alan Bennett

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name Alan Bennett is an English author and Tony Award winning playwright Bennett s first stage play, Forty Years On, was produced in 1968 Many television, stage and radio plays followed, along with screenplays, short stories, novellas, a large body of non fictional prose and broadcasting, and many appearances as an actor Bennett s lugubrious yet expressive voice which still bears a slight Leeds accent and the sharp humour and evident humanity of his writing have made his readings of his own work especially his autobiographical writing very popular His readings of the Winnie the Pooh stories are also widely enjoyed.

    352 thoughts on “The History Boys: The Film”

    1. A note on the published screenplay before I delve into the review: Mr. Bennett’s notes on the filming of History Boys are delightful and make it worth a read, especially for those interested in the process behind creating stories, whether on page, screen or stage. As I sometimes do, when I decided to delve into History Boys, I read the play, watched the movie and then read the screenplay in order to compare.Please don’t make me choose a favorite.Admittedly, the plot of History Boys is thin: [...]


    2. The screenplay by Alan Bennett based on his award-winning play. This is a mesmerizing meditation on the meaning of education, history and life. Set in a boys' school in northern England in the early 1980's Bennet creates characters that share wonderfully witty dialogue as they attempt to learn about life, love and themselves; all whilst studiously preparing for the entrance exams and interviews for admittance to Oxford & Cambridge. The screenplay stands on its own and is a wonderful compleme [...]


    3. Didn't actually read this particular book, I was actually just rereading the History Boys but wanted it to count for my reading challenge. Possibly maybe a 3.5 stars - I enjoyed this a lot more the second time round because i was annotating as i went along, which is good i guess.



    4. The reason I chose to read this book is because I have been a huge fan of the movie that I wondered whether reading it on paper would have another effect on me. The thing is, I have seen the film so many times that I literally know it word for word, scene by scene so when it came to reading the book I was not overwhelmed by surprise at all. I pretty much skipped a few lines because I knew what was to come.The one thing I love about the play/film is the characters. Each are individual and have th [...]


    5. Quite nostalgic about the movie.This screenplay is similar to Dead Poets Society, only more sexualized: sexual molestation and homosexuality. In spite of them, it is a fun book, a slice of life about 8 students (The History Boys), and their Professors. All characters are colorful and likeable (yes, even the professor who likes to grope his students -made me wonder why the students allow it? Did they care so much for the professor it was kind of OK with them?-). I don't know if it is because of t [...]


    6. I miss my boys! I give 4 stars for god's sake nostalgia. I watched The History Boys before Dead Poet Society therefore it seems to be very first the window opening my eyes in to the western education. 'Criticism' shelf is for the main theme I appreciate about its plot, nonetheless it doesn't show directly the contents the book(and movie) like this always stands for, like, the value of education and how are we supposed to be the self-improved or try to make a live-living not depending on 'what ar [...]


    7. I had the great privilege to be in a school production of The History Boys. I was playing Akhtar, a role in which I was woefully miscast, but much as Posner is in love with Dakin I was madly in love with the producer, who was also playing Scripps. For our own group of Boys, The History Boys was our lifeblood, the lessons Hector teaches taken to heart without question (which shows how perfect a representation of that period of life the play is). I was the only one of our Boys to make it to Oxbrid [...]


    8. What makes History interesting? Not much in the facts and figures but in living through experiences. Alan Bennett paints a wonderful high school picture n 'The History Boys'.Although many would like to classify this to be of the young adult genre, I am of the opinion that the premise and events are for a more mature reading group. A bunch of boys trying to ease out on history to get their college applications through might sound mundane in the gist but the devil is definitely in the details. Ala [...]


    9. The only reason this gets 4 instead of 5 is because to me the play of The History Boys is the epitome of perfection. The film version smudged parts of it so I view it as the poor man's version, but it is still good.


    10. I adore the movie made from the play, which I wish I could have seen, however the screenplay loses a lot of the charm you find in either of the other versions. It's great for brining up memories, and for finding those great quotes, but it's a little difficult to follow what's going on.



    11. I thought that I had bought the play script, but this was the screenplay. I'm always happy to spend time with these characters, but screenplays are really not meant to be read.


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