The Best Years of Our Lives


(William Wyler, 1946).
This ambitious three-hour picture became a massive hit and the recipient of seven Oscars, but although acutely observed, Wyler’s movie is not much more than a conventional drama on the problems of service men attempting go adjust to life in post-war America, well-served by an all-star cast and Gregg Toland’s ingenious deep-focus set-ups.

Thu., July 9, 4:30 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 1, 2009

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