We've been watching a lot lately, and some of it has been very beneficial, but nothing has left so large an impression as Mrs. Miniver. I've heard Wyler so often placed in between
John Ford and Orson Welles and left lesser than both, but I was dazzled by his story-telling and his consistent visual inventiveness. There were a few shots that were bolder than anything I know of American cinema from that period, save perhaps Welles (but I just have such a hard time with the canted angles: what is he going for? Guess I should read the Rosenbaum book, or the Bogdanowicz book when I get back to the States). I don't think I've seen that kind of inventiveness in American genre pictures since, either. Anyway, thought I'd share.
Instances that challenge this are more than welcome.