What’s up with the latest crop of movies set before the 1950’s. Is it a cultural yearning for times before the excessive consumerism that the 1950’s brought or is it some old “those were the good old days” when folks knew their place and/or had direction? What is Hollywood up to? with exception to the first one, Flyboys, I believe the other three are all set in the 1940’s.
Plot Outline: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country’s first fighter pilots. (view trailer)
The Black Dahlia (2006)
All the King’s Men (2006)
Plot Outline: Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana. (view trailer)
Do you know another one to add to the group?