1928-1929 Best Picture Winner: The Broadway Melody (Harry Beaumont) – Awards Don’t Matter




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Ah, after a stellar start, David and Andrew encounter the first bonafide dud Best Picture winner: Harry Beaumont’s musical The Broadway Melody. This pioneering musical film should be the benchmark for genre to go forth with, but as David and Andrew discover, that’s not the case! Dig on in and find out more about this Oscar winner.

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Clips in this episode:

Clips from The Broadway Melody
Van and Schenck – Stay Out of the South

Also, if you need a much, much better ‘Melody’ movie to watch, then check out The Dogwash Melody.

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1939 Best Picture Nominee: Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch) – Awards Don’t Matter Awards Don't Matter

The deserving Best Picture winner of 1939, Ernst Lubitsch's masterful Ninotchka, gets a deep dive discussion in this episode as co-hosts Dave and Andrew swoon over Greta Garbo, laugh over her immaculate comedic timing, and fawn over the hilarious script co-written by the one and only Billy Wilder. Dig into this Russian/France rom-com and discover your new relationship litmus film. Please, go and watch this delightful film right now. Subscribe via RSS Feed, Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify. Follow the hosts on social media at the links below: Andrew F Peirce – @TheCurbAU David Giannini – @Darnthatdave Awards Don’t Matter – @AwardsDontPod https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e3MSf6ISLk&t=1162s
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