One of the greatest movies of all times, "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), is about the struggle three soldiers have when then return home from war. It won 7 Oscars including Best Picture. If you haven't seen it, check it out. You'll be entertained and moved.
My favorite line is when an angelic young woman falls in love with one of the soldiers and believes she'd make a better wife than the one he has: "I've made up my mind....I'm going to break that marriage up!"
I've never seen this before, I'll have to check it out. Thanks friend!ReplyDelete
I saw it back in the 1970s on very late night TV. Great flickReplyDelete
I've never seen this, but will keep an eye out for it. L and I have been watching Hitchcock movies (FX has been airing a different one every week), so we've seen "Strangers on a Train", "North by Northwest", "Rear Window", and "The Birds," with "Marnie," "Vertigo," and "Psycho" lined up. I've seen a few of these, but L hasn't seen any of them. We're in awe of Hitch!ReplyDelete
Hitchcock is great entertainment. Lots of suspense, surprise and beautiful visuals. "The Best Years..." is completely different -- it's soulful and emotional. One of the three lead actors portrays a soldier who lost his hands in the war. And he actually did. There were no special effects: the actor has no hands. He won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. If that doesn't rip your heart out, you have no heart. It's that kind of movie.Delete
I've seen the film, back in my long-gone film buff days. Wouldn't mind giving it a re-view. Thanks for reminding me of this gem, Ally! xxxReplyDelete
I've seen it three times. It stands up to repeat-viewing.Delete
How right you are, Ally, about this being an excellent, eye-opening film. The topics it covers were as fresh as the wounds, on all levels, that so many involved with/impacted by the war had experienced. And as they were addressed and processed through the lens of that era itself, this movie is a powerful portrait of the immediate aftermath of WW2 in a way that would be hard to genuinely replicate in the same nuanced way today.ReplyDelete
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