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And the Oscar Goes to...: The Best Years of Our Lives

Here we’ve come to what I consider the last contemporary World War II film in the Best Picture list. There were three: Mrs. Miniver (1942), … 249 more words


Any time is a good time to talk about this movie. . .

This movie is on Turner Classic Movies tonight (Tuesday, May 12) at 11:15 p.m. CDT so I doubt I will see much of it if any at all. 400 more words



Managed to largely ignore the Oscars again this year. My overall take on the awards is that they can pretty much be guaranteed to go to the wrong people for the wrong films. 779 more words


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Hal Roach, producer, director & actor (1892-1992)
See the work of Hal Roach in Benny from Panama (1934) tomorrow at 5:37AM (ET)

Margaret Booth, film editor (1898-2002) 39 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Harold Russell: Hero and Screen Legend

As much as I could say about The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and all of the wonderful performances in it, I want to zone in mainly on one of the cast members: Harold Russell, a man who should be more well-known than he is today. 1,170 more words

Films To Check Out

Symbols and Metaphor in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

For the United States, World War II officially ended on September 2nd, 1945 with the surrender of Japan. But while signatures and treaties sent The Greatest Generation home to the country they’d fought to protect, it didn’t signify the end of their conflict. 2,735 more words

Film Essays

Inside Moves [1980]

“A film to make you feel good again … Step INSIDE Max’s bar … It will be one of the best MOVES you’ve ever made!”

Harold Russell