Soundtrack

Soundtrack

Jackboots on Whitehall
Soundtrack album by

Guy Michelmore
Released 10 August 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Film score
Length 64:45
Label MovieScore Media
Producer Mikael Carlsson

All music was composed by Guy Michelmore.

  • Battle Of Britain
  • Harvest And Village
  • Nazi Airship Attack
  • Punjabi’s Last Stand
  • Light The Beacons
  • Last Of The Few
  • Retreat To Scotland
  • Battle Of Downing Street
  • Chris To The Rescue
  • Freedom
  • Nazis In London
  • Travelling North
  • Punjabi’s Escape From London
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Where Is Herr Churchill?
  • The Morning After
  • A Highland Morning
  • Chris’ Mission
  • Facing The Enemy
  • Jerusalem – Performed by Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Merchant, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Pam Ferris and Cast
  • Defending The Wall
  • The Battle
  • Facing Defeat
  • Scottish Attack
  • You’re A Scotsman
  • The Fallen
  • Rule Britannia
  • Scots Revenge
  • Whitehall March
  • Scotland The Brave
  • Jackboots Demo

Production

Production

The characters were sculpted accurately to portray real historical figures and the models of military equipment and weapons were likewise realistic.

Writer-directors Edward and Rory McHenry poured an enormous amount of effort into the animatronic creations and models, known as “supermarionation” that featured accurately rendered period uniforms, architecture and military equipment.[11] Some continuity errors creeped in. During the first battle between the elite Punjabi Guards and the Germans, a Punjabi soldier is seen using a PIAT rocket launcher, but the PIAT was introduced in 1943 while the film is set in 1940. Also, Jackboots on Whitehall features the German airship Hindenburg which was destroyed in 1937. A German tank destroys the Cenotaph to gain access to Downing Street, but the Cenotaph is not located at the junction of Downing Street and Whitehall, it is further down the street. One prominent scene has a crane shot at the village fête, where a direction sign with two arrows is labeled “Upper Trollope” and “Lower Trollope”, apparently as a tribute to Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope. With a focus on the actual period of the Battle of Britain, the following aircraft models were essential to the depiction of the alternative history: Fairey Fulmar MkI, Focke-Wulf Fw 190D, Hawker Hurricane, Junkers Ju 88A, Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka, Messerschmitt Bf 109E and Supermarine Spitfire I. In addition, the following models were also featured: Douglas DC-3, Ford 4-AT-A Trimotor, Sopwith F.1 Camel and Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg.

Cast

Cast

As appearing in Jackboots on Whitehall, (main speaking roles and screen credits identified):[8]

  • Ewan McGregor as Chris
  • Rosamund Pike as Daisy
  • Richard E. Grant as The Vicar
  • Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill
  • Tom Wilkinson as Albert and Joseph Goebbels
  • Dominic West as Billy Fiske
  • Alan Cumming as Adolf Hitler and Braveheart
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Major Rupee
  • Richard Griffiths as Hermann Göring
  • Richard O’Brien as Heinrich Himmler
  • Stephen Merchant as Tom
  • Pam Ferris as Matron Rutty
  • Hugh Fraser as Gaston and the Newsreader
  • Tobias Menzies as Captain English and Bernard Montgomery
  • Martyn Ellis as Zeppelin Captain
  • Alexander Armstrong as Red Leader
  • Rory McHenry
  • Caroline Duff
  • Charlotte Moore
  • James Hicks
  • Brian Conley
  • Jimmy Boyle
  • Edward McHenry
  • Benedick Blythe
  • Stephen Lord
  • Jonathan Barlow
  • Jana Agnew
  • Karl Richards
  • Mark Taylor
  • Neil Newbon

In using real-life characters to embody a more accurate portrayal, some characters are easily recognizable.[9] While Battle of Britain hero and American pilot Billy Fiske appears, he embodies the characteristics of screen legend Clark Gable.[10] Spall had previously portrayed Churchill in The King’s Speech (2010).

Plot (About movie)

A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full-on invasion.

Plot

In 1940, Nazi Germany invades Great Britain by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall. In London, from his bunker under Downing Street, Prime Minister Winston Churchill issues a call to arms for all of Britain to band together to resist the invaders. In a small village, Chris, a young everyman, rallies the residents to fight back. Joining forces with Churchill’s small group of soldiers, the resistance movement retreats to Hadrian’s Wall, where the unlikely saviours of the country come from the Scottish Highlands.