Best Years: Going to the Movies, 1945-1946

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $56.80
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 24%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $56.80   
  • New (3) from $59.80   
  • Used (7) from $56.80   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$59.80
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Brunswick, NJ 2009 Hard cover New. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 341 p. Contains: Illustrations.

Ships from: chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$71.34
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23309)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$84.92
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: New
New Brunswick, NJ 2009 Hard cover New. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 341 p. Contains: Illustrations.

Ships from: chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Americans flocked to the movies in 1945 and 1946-a critical juncture in American history and American cinema and the central point of the three-decade heyday of the studio system's sound era. Best Years recaptures this transformative time through a rich blend of screen genres-from the battlefront to the home front, the peace film to the woman's film, psychological drama, and the period's provocative new style, film noir. In Atlanta and Detroit, Los Angeles and New York, Chicago and Honolulu, and small cities in between, the bond between screen and viewer was perhaps never tighter.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Choice
"This remarkable book documents a turning point in US cinema—a period when WW II was ending, soldiers were returning, recreational time was increasing as the war machine shut down, and moviegoing in the US was at its height. Meticulously researched and richly detailed, the book ties films to the fabric of American existence—to places, persons, and things—persuasively arguing that for many reasons, 1945-46 was one of the key periods in the history of cinema. Packed to the brim with rare illustrations, this book succeeds admirably on every level. For anyone interested in the films of this era, this is the book to read. Essential."
Jump Cut
"Best Years is a lucid and thought-provoking work that probes at some of Hollywood's most iconic films. The Affrons' work provides a comprehensive account of cinema's Golden Age that easily rivals any graduate-level film seminar."
author of Armed Forces: Masculinity and Sexuality in the American War Film - Robert Eberwein
"This outstanding book's overview of the role movies played at a key moment in the nation's history provides an invaluable and wonderfully readable resource for scholars, students, and everyone who loves the movies."
author of Hollywood on the Hudson - Richard Koszarski
"Just what was the movies' greatest year? Charles and Mirella Affron make a strong case for one moment, as World War II drew to a close, when Hollywood not only controlled the lion's share of the entertainment dollar, but spoke to a national audience from a position of financial stability and moral certainty. A fascinating guide to a season of movies, and movie culture, that today's fragmented audience can hardly imagine."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813545820
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Affron is professor emeritus of French at New York University. He is the author of
Lillian Gish: Her Legend and Life, coauthor of Sets in Motion: Art Direction and Film Narrative, and editor of 8+: Federico Fellini, Director (Rutgers University Press). Along with Mirella Jona Affron and Robert Lyons, he is a general editor of Films in Print and Depth of Field, both Rutgers University Press series.
 Mirella Jona Affron is a professor of cinema studies at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where she was provost from 1995 to 2002, and at the Graduate Center/CUNY. She is the coauthor of Sets in Motion: Art Direction and Film Narrative and editor of The Last Metro: Frantois Truffaut, Director (both Rutgers University Press). Along with Charles Affron and Robert Lyons, she is a general editor of Films in Print and Depth of Field, both Rutgers University Press series.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Standing Room Only U.S.A., January 1, 1945-December 31, 1946 3

2 Over Here Detroit, February 10, 1945, Since You Went Away and The Very Thought of You 16

3 Nation Atlanta, April 12, 1945, Wilson 46

4 Over There Honolulu, June 26, 1945, Back to Bataan 86

5 Stars Los Angeles, November 22, 1945, Hollywood Canteen 114

6 Big Picture Boston, January 1, 1946, Forever Amber 142

7 Imports Philadelphia, April 25, 1946, and June 5, 1946, Open City 165

8 Homecoming Chicago, December 18, 1946, The Best Years of Our Lives 201

9 Continuous Showings New York City, January 1, 1945-December 31, 1946 239

Appendix A Boxoffice Rankings 289

Appendix B Star Rankings 297

Notes 299

Index 323

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)