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Author Kozloff, Sarah, author.

Title The best years of our lives / Sarah Kozloff.

Published London : BFI published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  791.4372 Koz    AVAILABLE
Physical description 110 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
regular print
Series BFI film classics.
BFI film classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Historical Context -- Production History -- Reception -- Aesthetics -- Best Years' Thematic Connotations -- Afterword.
Summary "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"--
Other author British Film Institute, issuing body.
Subject Best years of our lives (Motion picture)
Social classes in motion pictures.
War -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 9781844573264 (paperback)
1844573265 (paperback)