This was a charming wartime tale about a young female writer who gets drafted in to write a film starring ageing actor, Bill Nighy. The film needed to be a ‘pick me up’ given the horrors of the war.
It highlighted the reliance placed on women during the war and the underlying fear that men held of being replaced.
It was a tale of thwarted love as well which, although a shocking scene, highlighted the fragility of life during this time and how people had to live for the moment – something we pay thousands to learn how to do today – because they never knew how many moments they had left.
As a writer, it was fascinating to see the inner workings of a scriptwriting department at this time – being given a one line idea or a news piece and having to make a film out of it. I wonder if it is still like this……how exciting!!