I had not seen this film, so I cannot comment on the faithfulness of the adaptation, but I had been struck by the fact that, at certain points, some of the dancers had portrayed their characters quite negatively. One of them scowled a lot. Another seemed a bit weedy. A third had contrived to move his body in the manner of a malevolent beetle. I was sure such behaviour had not been at all common on World War Two submarines. There and then I had an epiphany, and I realised that the falsely negative portrayal of U-boat sailors would be the perfect subject for my doctoral thesis.
- On Naming Your Child After Your Favourite Reservoir.
- On The Falsely Negative Portrayal Of U-Boat Sailors.
- Voodoo Athletics
- My Book of Indoor Games: Clarence Squaremann.
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