Tuesday, April 24, 2007

TiVo alert: classic post-war movie

TCM is showing The Best Years of Our Lives tomorrow (Wednesday, 4/25) at 3:30 pm ET. This is a must-see movie from 1946 about the adjustments men must make to civilian life after years at war.

The fact that the role of the man with no hands was played by a man who lost both hands during the war (Harold Russell, who had only acted in an amputee training film, won 2 Oscars for his performance) puts it far beyond Forrest Gump ... and makes it particularly relevant with the return of Iraq war veterans to similar circumstances.

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