The Boy at the Keyhole Watching Bombshells
Literature and Psychology
Hope and Glory, Empire of the Sun, Radio Days, film studies, war movies, Oedipal crisis, sex, war
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.
Springer, Claudia. "The Boy at the Keyhole Watching Bombshells." Literature and Psychology 34, no. 4 (1988): 16-32. Accessed at https://digitalcommons.framingham.edu/eng_facpub/35