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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From Hilde, With Love Director Andreas Dresen on Beauty within a Dark Story The Curb

The 2024 German Film Festival is currently underway across Australia with screenings taking place from 7 May to 5 June. The poster film for the festival is From Hilde, With Love, by director Andreas Dresen.In the following interview, Nadine Whitney and Andreas talk about his interest in telling the story of Hilde Coppi on screen. Hilde was a young German women who was drawn into the anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War Two.Andreas Dresen is in attendance at the festival as a festival guest, and will be participating in Q&A sessions at screenings of From Hilde, With Love, on Thursday 9 May at Sydney Palace Central, Saturday 11 May at Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne, and Saturday 18 May at Palace Barracks in Brisbane. For all screening times and to purchase tickets, visit GermanFilmFestival.com.au.Thank you for listening to this episode of The Curb podcast. To help keep the Curb independent, visit patreon.com/thecurbau to show your support from as little as $1 a month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian cinema, Australian politics, Australian culture, and Australia in general. Found regularly talking online about Sweet Country, and reminding people to watch Young Adult.

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