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The History Boys (DVD)

Samuel Anderson, James Corden, Richard Griffiths, Samuel Barnett, Stephen Campbell Moore, Frances De La Tour, Andrew Knott, Russell Tovey, Jamie Parker, Dominic Cooper, …

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Set at a Sheffield boys’ grammar school in the 1980s, this screen adaptation of the successful English play of the same name is roughly the UK equivalent of Peter Weir’s movie Dead Poets’ Society.

Ambitious headmaster, Felix (Clive Merrison) has an exceptionally bright group of boys whom he is helping to prepare for their entrance exams atOxbridge. He employs a temporary outside teacher named Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), who has all the right credentials, to assist “General Studies” teacher (Richard Griffiths) – known to staff and boys alike as “Hector” – with his task. Hector is a known homosexual, but is none the less well thought of for that.

Much of the story revolves around the vastly different teaching methods employed by the two men. Hector believes in maximizing knowledge but in a parrot fashion, while Irwin encourages individual thinking – even if the facts are all wrong – “as long as it is interesting.”

And the headmaster proves to be a bit of a fruitcake himself…in all senses of the word!
Comedy adapted from the play by Alan Bennett. Eight bright, funny history students in the mid 1980s are pursuing an undergraduate place at the country's two finest universities. Their headmaster is obsessed with breaking into the ranks of those schools that regularly send boys up to Oxford and Cambridge and enlists Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), a shrewd newcomer, to coach the boys into intellectual shape for the trials ahead. Seduced though they are by the exam-busting bag of tricks offered by the temporary supply teacher, the boys are torn by their loyalty to the hugely eccentric, poetry-spouting English master Hector (Richard Griffiths) and the regular diet of nourishing facts and figures dispensed by Mrs Lintott (Frances de la Tour), their history mistress. As they prepare for the daunting admissions process, the journey of the History Boys becomes as much about how education works as where education leads.


Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date: March 2007
Movie released: 2006
Actors: Samuel Anderson • James Corden • Richard Griffiths • Samuel Barnett • Stephen Campbell Moore • Frances De La Tour • Andrew Knott • Russell Tovey • Jamie Parker • Dominic Cooper • Sacha Dhawan • Adrian Scarborough
Contributors: Nicholas Hytner • Damian Jones • Kevin Loader • Alan Bennett • George Fenton
Directors: Nicholas Hytner
Dimensions: 192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1  Dolby Digital 5.1
Video format:  Widescreen 16:9 (1.78:1)
Languages: English
Age restriction: 15
Categories: Movies & TV > Comedy
Movies & TV > Feature Film
Barcode: 5039036029759

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  • Interactive Menus
  • Enhanced WS tv
  • Biographies
  • Commentary: Nicholas Hytner (Director) and Alan Bennett (Writer)
  • Other Documentary: 'History Boys Around the World: The Tour Diaries', 'Pass it Along: The History Boys On Screen'

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