Like the rest of America, World War II transformed Hollywood. Within 10 days of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt appointed a "coordinator of government films" as a liaison between the government and the motion picture industry and to advise Hollywood in supporting the war effort. And just 40 days after Pearl Harbor, the first Hollywood star would die in pursuit of the latter. Known for her beauty and her roles in popular screwball comedies, Carole Lombard became one of the highest paid actresses during the 1930s. She appeared in more than 30 films that decade. In 1999, the American Film
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Book Review: The Boomer's Guide to Story: A Search for Insight in Literature and Film by Roemer McPhee
Looking for insight into the Baby Boomers through the literature and film that influenced it and it produced.
Full disclosure first. I tend to watch a film almost solely for enjoyment. I don't usually concern myself with a movie's structure or ponder how many metaphorical elements it may have. In fact, I remain befuddled by the high regard for Citizen Kane. I am, though, a Baby Boomer, falling about in the center of the commonly used 1946-1964 birth range used to define the boomers. Fortunately, the first isn't a disqualification and the second is of value when it comes to reading The Boomer's Guide to Story: A Search of Insight in Literature and Film. Although the title refers