Monday, May 30, 2011

A Memorial Day Tribute: My Favorite Film

Tonight, as a Memorial Day Special, Turner Classic Movies broadcast "The Best Years of Our Lives", the 1946 smash hit and Oscar winner.

Faithful readers here know that if I had to choose, I would pick this as my favorite movie.

America showed some promise then...

I have included a clip from a less-well-known scene. Dana Andrews' parents are reading their son Fred 's citation for one of the medals he earned.  This scene starts at about :35, and following that is a tense sequence as Fred re-lives the horror of his experiences, and then finds a new life for himself.

An eloquent tribute in a rousing and extremely moving film.

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