The History Boys (2006) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The History Boys

Nicholas Hytner, 2006

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The History Boys
Alan Bennett, 2004

The History Boys is a movie directed by Nicholas Hytner in 2006 and based on the play of the same name by Alan Bennett, first published in 2004. The movie features Samuel Anderson, Samuel Barnett, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Sacha Dhawan, Richard Griffiths, and others.

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RATING

6.8

/ 10

Movie Poster: The History Boys (Nicholas Hytner, 2006)

8.1

/ 10

Book Cover: The History Boys (Alan Bennett, 2004)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The History Boys, the 2004 book by Alan Bennett.

The History Boys

Read by: Clive Merrison

Storyline

A fantastically funny comedy about eight noisy yet talented schoolboys who are applying to the best universities in England. Two teachers, a cunning young upstart and an inspiring elderly eccentric, who have opposing ideologies force the boys to consider the real purpose of school and the relative worth of happiness and success, assist the boys in their search.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The History Boys, the 2006 movie by Nicholas Hytner

Year

2006

Minutes

109

Movie Rate

6.80

Source: IMDb

Cover of The History Boys, the 2004 book by Alan Bennett

Year

2004

Pages

109

Book Rate

8.12

S: Goodreads

Book

The History Boys

Country: UK

First published in: 2004

Length: 109 pages

Genre: Play

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User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of The History Boys, the 2006 movie by Nicholas Hytner

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Cover of The History Boys, the 2004 book by Alan Bennett

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Poster of The History Boys, the 2006 movie by Nicholas Hytner

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2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The History Boys, the 2004 book by Alan Bennett

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30% No

7 votes

3 votes

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