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  • Some of the film's more sentimental moments are also some of the best... But at the same time that Boorman seduces us with such enchantments, he also deceives us with a crafty little googly of his own--persuading us that he is embarking on a fresh adventure while aiming straight for the heart of old-fashioned English cinema.

  • World War II as the bonfire party from Cold Water. Boorman's camera is frequently just that supple, taking undulating paths across piles of rubble as kids clamber in and out of frame, and the film's emphasis on blissful adventure in the midst of destruction has lost none of its counterintuitive power over the years—indeed, I can't think of another wartime reminiscence that's even remotely similar.

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