Mar 10, 2013

By The Numbers: The Best Years of Our Lives

Three branches of the armed forced are represented in the film: navy, military, and air force. image source

As part of the FAC's continued exploration of Families, we're screening a series of critically acclaimed films that examine the role of families from different perspectives. Kicking off the series is one of the most beloved films of its time: The Best Years of Our Lives directed by William Wyler. Here's some interesting facts about the film, by the numbers: 

1947 The year in which the film was released

$23,650,000 The amount of money the film grossed, the highest grossing U.S. film since Gone with the Wind

172 The length of the film in minutes

7 Number of Acamedy awards won (Best Motion Picture; William Wyler for Best Director; Fredric March for Best Actor; Harold Russell for Best Supporting Actor; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Dramatic or Comedy Score; Best Film Editing)

8 Number of Academy nominations (the only category it lost in was Best Sound Recording)

3 The main characters and U.S. service men whose lives the film follows

1,462,809 Approximate number of American WWII veterans still alive

The Best Years of Our Lives
Mar. 13, 7p | Music Room | $7, $5 FAC Members
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Pass for Families Film Series | $21, $15 FAC Member
Contact the Box Office to purchase a pass: 719.634.5583

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