Housewife 49
A Warm Welcome

This site is - 1212 Days Old
A Warm Welcome to Zan's Zone Guest
Please feel free to come and go as you please.
Please tell me if you see any mistakes in the skin so that I can fix it.
Feel free to add a link to your own board, blog or website in your signature.
The size of images added to signatures are restricted to avoid long scrolling passed them.
If you have made a post on your own board and you would like to post a link to it, Post it Here
Brexit in.......
Whatcha Doin’ Now
My Time & Weather

Click for Bournemouth, United Kingdom Forecast


 Housewife 49

View previous topic View next topic Go down 

Name : Sandy
Location : Dorset
Posts : 1392
Kudos : 140
Mood : Fed up already with this cold weather.
Birthday : 1st Nov

Housewife 49 Empty
PostSubject: Housewife 49   Housewife 49 Icon_minitime28/03/17, 11:27 pm

Housewife 49 MV5BNDAzNTM2OTAxN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzU5MTE2MQ@@._V1_UY268_CR3,0,182,268_AL_

This film made for TV, now on DVD is well worth watching, especially if you love social history as I do.

The writers of the film were Victoria Wood (actress) and Nella Last who wrote the diaries.

I've watched this film 3 times, it's that good.

The Plot:

Victoria Wood stars in this World War II drama as Nella Last, a downtrodden wife and mother, whose life dramatically improves with the outbreak of war.

A new world opens up to her as she gets involved with the Women's Voluntary Service, helping her to forget her marital difficulties and the absence of her two beloved sons.

Some insight is gained into the actuaility of life as it was routinely lived during the 2nd World War in a British Town, that whilst sometimes bombed, did not endure the saturation bombing of London and the places between London and the German airfields.

We also gain some insight into the Mass Observation project that invited so called ordinary people to submit their journals of whatever was on their minds as they wrote.

Victoria Wood also shows us the extra strain there is in being 'different' and unaccepted in a very class ridden and convential society as we gradually learn one son is a homosexual who endures the loss through death in war of his partner.

This is more than a dramatisation of the realities of war but also gives an indication of the stratification of British Society.

Back to top Go down
Housewife 49
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Zan's Zone :: Blogging It :: Journal-
Jump to: