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The Way Home: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter includes an extensive production history of Wyler's best film (and second Oscar winner), The Best Years of Our Lives. Topics covered include Samuel Goldwyn's hiring Pulitzer ... More


William Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Kathleen Riley

in Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 locates William Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives within a climate of problematized nostos in the concluding years of World War II. It approaches the film as a tripartite Odyssey about ... More


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