The History Boys

Factual error: When the boys go for their Oxbridge interviews, the weather is beautiful, very sunny and warm, summer. However, all Oxbridge interviews take place in early December.

Factual error: The film was set in 1983. Near the beginning when the boys are in their library you can see a copy of the thick book "Hitler and Stalin, Parallel Lives". This book was first published in 1991.


Dakin: Don't think we're shocked by your mentioning the word "foreskin," sir.
Crowther: No, sir. Some of us even have them.
Lockwood: Not Posner though, 'cause he's, well, Jewish. It's one of several things he doesn't have.
Posner: Fuck off.
Lockwood: That's not racist, though.
Crowther: No?
Lockwood: It's race-related... but not racist.

Hector: The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.

Dakin: What happened with Hector? On the bike?
Scripps: As per. Except I managed to get my bag down. I think he thought he'd got me going. In fact it was my Tudor Economic Documents, Volume 2.

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