I was going to try to build up my own post around Big Lizard’s The Best Years of their Lives : Hollywood and Franklin’s War, but I can’t. It’s a complete package, and I don’t have anything to add that wouldn’t be idle twittering. It’s a really stellar post in which BL takes on the difference between Hollywood’s approach to WWII and the current War. The only issue where I’d part ways with BL — so I’m giving you one little twitter — is that I think he focuses too much on the Hollywood Left as the movers and shakers of pro-War movies and doesn’t give enough credit to the studio bosses who, though they may have been thuggish businessmen, were also genuine patriots who truly believed in America. Twittering now done. Read the post and see what you think.
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