Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Monday, May 28, 2012
Remembering veterans: The Reawakening; John Huston's Let There Be Light.
A WWI veteran in The Reawakening (1919)
In honor of Memorial Day, you can view The Reawakening (1919), a short documentary on the rehabilitation of wounded World War I servicemen at a hospital near Chicago, as well as Let There Be Light(1946), John Huston's long-suppressed film (narrated by his dad, Walter) on World War II veterans with PTSD. Both films were restored by the National Film Preservation Foundation.