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Due to its popularity and the controversy it engendered, The Best Years of Our Lives stands as one of the most important cultural documents of the post-WWII era. Moreover, with its emphasis on soldiers returning from war with post-traumatic stress syndrome, facing an uncertain economic climate, and strained domestic lives, the film speaks with emotional power directly to contemporary issues, including the devastating injuries and insecurites faced by soldiers returning home from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq today. Among the topics discussed are American neorealism, aesthetics, war and homecoming, and more.

About the Author

Sarah Kozloff is Professor in the Department of Drama and Film at Vassar College, New York. She was the Consultant Editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory.

Table of Contents

Synopsis*Acknowledgement* Chapter One: Returning from War*Chapter Two: American Neorealism?*Chapter Three: Authors and Intentions*Chapter Four: Major Themes*Chapter Five: Aesthetic Qualities*Chapter Six:TBC*Chapter Seven: Conclusion: More Wars, More Homecomings*Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844573264
Author:
Kozloff, Sarah
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video, History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Video
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
BFI Film Classics
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
49 b/w photos
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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