Today in class (01.04.19) we watched the movie “Goodbye Christopher Robin”. The movie aired in 2017 and it is directed by Simon Curtis and written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Simon Vaughan. The movie is based on the author A.A Milne and his son Christopher Robin/Billie Moon life. A. A Milne is the author of the world known children book “Winnie the Pooh”. He created the book while playing with his son in the woods. When they played the usually played with Billies toys, stuffed his favourite was a stuffed bear called Winnie. Which is the main character in the stories, together with the character of a boy called Christopher Robin
The real A.A Milne and Billie Moon.
From the movie
Questions from the movie:
A.A. Milne was a soldier under WW1, the war to end all wars. Describe the role of the soldier under WW1 and the trauma they experienced.
Pss. The soldiers during the first world war secrofies
2. How many soldiers died during WW1?
WW1 was one of the deadliest conflicts in times. Over 16 million people died (both civilians and military), and around 37 million people were hurt. The war killed almost 7 million civilians and 10 million military personnel.
3. When he returned for war, how did he adjust?
After the A.A Milne had PTSD. PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. When you got this disorder the scary event will accrue to you, in flashbacks, dreams or Frightening thoughts.
When Milne first came from the war he had to deal with PTSD. This meant that he was never capable to adjust to his old life again. First to deal with this his wife (..) just thought that he wasn’t happy and having a child would help. It did not help, so Milne moved to the countryside.
4. Happiness, what makes you happy? What did Christopher Robin want from his parents?
Christopher Robin just wanted to be loved and to have their attention. We get to know this in the ending where the nanny leaves and he says that the only one who has ever loved him, leaves him.
5. Why did Christopher Robin have such trouble with the characters in his father’s books?
because it was his toys and himself and his fathers game or playtime. and he didn’t want the whole world to know about them.
6. What was his relationship with his father?
beginning bad gets a little better, but then his father writes the book and it gets bad again and in the ending I like to think it got good again because he understood why his father wrote the story (happiness and people sang it in the war to have a piece of home with them and something they love.)