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The Best Years of Our Lives by Sarah Kozloff

Title The Best Years of Our Lives
Author Sarah Kozloff
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2017-10-07
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1844575667
Language English, Spanish, and French
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William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) tells the story of three veterans returning from World War II and adjusting to civilian life in a manner unusual for classical Hollywood cinema, with melodrama leavened by authentic detail, personal memories and a fierce desire to capture its historical moment. Sarah Kozloff's illuminating study of the film traces the contribution of Wyler (himself injured while serving in the US Air Force), Robert Sherwood's screenplay, Gregg Toland's deep-focus cinematography, Hugo Friedhofer's award-winning score, and the ensemble cast of Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright and Harold Russell. The film's poignant message spoke to American audiences reeling from the end of the conflict and the bumpy transition to peace: producer Samuel Goldwyn received hundreds of letters from ex-servicemen about how accurately his production had captured their experiences. Despite winning nine Academy Awards, Best Years was soon engulfed in political conflict from both the right and the left. Disagreements about the film's politics foreshadowed HUAC's anti-Communist investigations and the fracturing of the Hollywood community that culminated in the collapse of the studio system. Sarah Kozloff's discussion of the film's development, production and reception history draws on archival research to shed new light on our understanding of this much-loved movie, and to bring The Best Years of Our Lives back where it belongs: in our collections, in our libraries, and in our hearts.

Title Making The Best Years of Our Lives
Author Alison Macor
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release 2022-06-07
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1477325069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Released in 1946, The Best Years of Our Lives became an immediate success. Life magazine called it “the first big, good movie of the post-war era” to tackle the “veterans problem.” Today we call that problem PTSD, but in the initial aftermath of World War II, the modern language of war trauma did not exist. The film earned the producer Samuel Goldwyn his only Best Picture Academy Award. It offered the injured director, William Wyler, a triumphant postwar return to Hollywood. And for Harold Russell, a double amputee who costarred with Fredric March and Dana Andrews, the film provided a surprising second act. Award-winning author Alison Macor illuminates the film’s journey from script to screen and describes how this authentic motion picture moved audiences worldwide. General Omar Bradley believed The Best Years of Our Lives would help “the American people to build an even better democracy” following the war, and the movie inspired broad reflection on reintegrating the walking wounded. But the film’s nuanced critique of American ideals also made it a target, and the picture and its creators were swept up in the anti-Communist witch hunts of the late 1940s. In this authoritative history, Macor chronicles the making and meaning of a film that changed America.

Title The Best Years of Our Lives Voyages on the Xenophora
Author Diane Shaw
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release 2012-06
Category Reference
Total Pages 196
ISBN 1477213619
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the story of an adventure by a family of three who set out from Key Largo, Florida to go up the mighty Amazon River; and what happened to prevent their final destination and the many happenings along the way. Many are funny and some are hair raising. Also included are the exciting times on their first two owned boats and their experience in the Devil's Triangle and what led to the purchase of the 53 foot Gulfstar and that adventure.

The Best Years of Our Lives by Vishal Dhawan

Title The Best Years of Our Lives
Author Vishal Dhawan
Publisher Notion Press
Release 2016-11-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 366
ISBN 1946204129
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mesmerize your senses through a journey into the Nostalgic ‘90s, a life-changing voyage through the realms of Friendship, Love, Adventure, Humour, Separation, Pain and Redemption. Monfort Memorial High, that's where our story begins. For Vihan and his friends, life is innocent, it's funny, and it’s mysterious. They seek adventure. Puberty has just marked its arrival. As seasons change, they encounter the blatant realities of life. We are introduced to new characters. Characters that are lovable, characters that are downright disdainful and characters that have observed melancholia to its depth. These characters draw new perspective to the story. Waves of existence gush forward and give rise to a plethora of emotions; preconceived notions are shattered, evil shows its ugly face, there is a call for rebellion and amidst all the disruption, there is the calming influence of eternal love and undying friendship. Adolescence is our first love affair with life… It is wild and untameable like a fresh stream. Take a plunge and relive those cherished years.

The Time of Their Lives by Al Silverman

Title The Time of Their Lives
Author Al Silverman
Publisher Open Road Media
Release 2016-01-19
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 512
ISBN 1504028252
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A lively portrait of mid-twentieth-century American book publishing—“A wonderful book, filled with anecdotal treasures” (The New York Times). According to Al Silverman, former publisher of Viking Press and president of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the golden age of book publishing began after World War II and lasted into the early 1980s. In this entertaining and affectionate industry biography, Silverman captures the passionate spirit of legendary houses such as Knopf; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Grove Press; and Harper & Row, and profiles larger-than-life executives and editors, including Alfred and Blanche Knopf, Bennett Cerf, Roger Straus, Seymour Lawrence, and Cass Canfield. More than one hundred and twenty publishing insiders share their behind-the-scenes stories about how some of the most famous books in American literary history—from The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich to The Silence of the Lambs—came into being and why they’re still being read today. A joyful tribute to the hard work and boundless energy of professionals who dedicate their careers to getting great books in front of enthusiastic readers, The Time of Their Lives will delight bibliophiles and anyone interested in this important and ever-evolving industry.

Title 65 The Best Years of Your Life
Author Peter Bowden
Publisher Vernon Press
Release 2018-11-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 136
ISBN 1622734459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is the key to happiness in later life? Since the time of the ancient philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, the human race has questioned and written about what makes us happy. But with the rise of life expectancy and rapidly ageing populations, happiness in later life has become a major topic of debate. Drawing on three sources, the lessons of history, a survey of 150 people aged over 65 and the findings of the present-day positive psychologists, this book analyses and considers what it means to be in happy in later life and how it can be achieved. Bowden reflects on our many and differing views of life after retirement and finds lessons that can also contribute to our happiness in earlier years. Importantly, this book also asks, and answers, what role governments and our social institutions play in bringing about happiness. This valuable and well-informed insight into happiness in later life leaves the reader with little doubt that the post-65 years can indeed be your best.

Never Had It So Good by Dominic Sandbrook

Title Never Had It So Good
Author Dominic Sandbrook
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2015-02-05
Category History
Total Pages 928
ISBN 0349141274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1956 the Suez Crisis finally shattered the old myths of the British Empire and paved the way for the tumultuous changes of the decades to come. In NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, Dominic Sandbrook takes a fresh look at the dramatic story of affluence and decline between 1956 and 1963. Arguing that historians have until now been besotted by the supposed cultural revolution of the Sixties, Sandbrook re-examines the myths of this controversial period and paints a more complicated picture of a society caught between conservatism and change. He explores the growth of a modern consumer society, the impact of immigration, the invention of modern pop music and the British retreat from empire. He tells the story of the colourful characters of the period, like Harold Macmillan, Kingsley Amis and Paul McCartney, and brings to life the experience of the first post-imperial generation, from the Notting Hill riots to the first Beatles hits, from the Profumo scandal to the cult of James Bond. In this strikingly impressive debut, he combines academic verve and insight with colourful, dramatic writing to produce a classic, ground-breaking work that will change forever how we think about the Sixties.

Proceedings by Institution of Municipal and County Engineers

Title Proceedings
Author Institution of Municipal and County Engineers
Publisher
Release 1883
Category Municipal engineering
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Parliamentary Debates
Author
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Release 1890
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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