September 3rd, 2008

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Life on the Homefront

As part of my continuing effort to watch all the movies that have received Best Picture Oscars, I watched the 1946 winner, The Best Years of Our Lives, directed by William Wyler and starring Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews and Teresa Wright.

If some of those names sound familiar, it's because I've talked about them recently. William Wyler also directed Mrs. Miniver, Myra Loy appeared in The Great Ziegfeld, and Teresa Wright was in Mrs. Miniver.

The movie follows three World War II veterans upon their return to the states, depicting the kinds of issues that faced returning soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. I found it to be a fascinating, honest portrayal of those issues.

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