The Best Women of Our Lives

With our war in Iraq officially over and the one in Afghanistan finally winding down, military men and women are struggling to return to civilian life, often after multiple combat tours. Yet to me, the best cinematic representation of that effort is still “The Best Years of Our Lives,” the 1946 film by director William Wyler about World War II veterans returning to civilian life.

Wars have come and gone, our culture has radically changed, and the role of women in both the military and on the homefront has, too. Yet this story still hits a nerve. Joe Pantoliano of “The Sopranos” fame chose “The Best Years of Our Lives” for his night of co-hosting Turner Classic Movies, calling it “the best movie ever made.”…

[read my entire “She the People” column at The Washington Post: The best women of our lives]


About Quixotic Chick

I write. I take pictures. I survived cancer.
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