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Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to wounded veterans with 'The Projected Image' lineup

9 October 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Continuing this month's Tuesday night survey of how movies have depicted persons with disabilities over the years, Turner Classic Movies offers an Oct. 9 prime-time lineup of films focusing on wounded veterans returning from the wars.

The night's titles lead off with "Lucky Star," a 1929 drama that has the dubious distinction of being one of the first films in which a disabled character -- in this case a World War I hero (Charles Farrell) -- is inexplicably and sentimentally healed of his condition at the climax, and conclude with the Oscar-winning 1946 wartime classic "The Best Years of Our Lives," for which real-life amputee Harold Russell received an Academy Award as best supporting actor.

Hosted by TCM's Ben Mankiewicz and Lawrence Carter-Long, a frequent spokesman on topics relating to media representation of the disabled, the weekly festival, dubbed "The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film," features more than 20 films drawn »

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