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John Boorman catches up with alter ego in 'Queen & Country'
John Boorman catches up with alter ego in 'Queen & Country'

John Boorman has made a lot of tough-nosed, violent and demanding films, including the 1967 film noir "Point Blank" with Lee Marvin, the Oscar-nominated 1972 thriller "Deliverance," starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight, and "Excalibur," the visceral 1981 dramatic fantasy based on King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. But the 82-year-old British filmmaker showed his softer side in "Hope and Glory," the charming Oscar-nominated 1987 comedy-drama based on his own experiences growing up during the World War II Blitz. "Hope and Glory" ended with his 9-year-old alter ego, Bill, rejoicing that his school had been destroyed by a...

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