Jackboots on Whitehall has been called the “British Team America,” countless times for its use of puppets, but there’s a lot more to the film than that.
It gives us an alternative World War II scenario, in which the Nazis managed to invade Britain. The debut writer/directors, brothers Ed (25) and Rory McHenry (22), have managed to entice an impressive array of stars into lending their voices to the film, including Ewan MacGregor, Rosamund Pike and Alan Cumming as a very camp Hitler.
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I LOVE The Tiger Who Came to Tea! I have such strong memories of stealing the book and accompanying tea set from my brother, and proceeding to break all the pieces and scrawl all over the book in crayon. What can I say, you can’t contain creativity. A couple of years ago, I found the whole set in Borders or Waterstones or somewhere (I squealed with delight, pretty loudly) and gave it to him to atone for my former sins. I have to admit, he wasn’t that bovvered. He is 31.
ANYWAY, another nice article from The Times on the author, Judith Kerr, now 84. She wrote the book 40 years ago, and it is being re-released on its anniversary. Kerr came to England aged 9, after she and her Jewish family fled Germany in 1933. A little excerpt or 3 after the jump:
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