Title

The Boy at the Keyhole Watching Bombshells

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1988

Version

Citation

Publication Title

Literature and Psychology

Keywords

Hope and Glory, Empire of the Sun, Radio Days, film studies, war movies, Oedipal crisis, sex, war

Subject Categories

English

Abstract

Discusses 3 films ( Hope and Glory, Empire of the Sun, and Radio Days) that associate the Oedipal crisis with war. By placing boys at the age where they discover sexual differences, the films conflate wartime and sexual trauma.

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