1929-1930 Best Picture Winner: All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone) – Awards Dont Matter




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From the valley of The Broadway Melody, Andrew and Dave reach a peak with the exceptional All Quiet on the Western Front, a masterful anti-war epic that looks at World War One through the perspective of German soldiers. Directed by Lewis Milestone, this powerful film has been banned in many countries around the world, from Germany to Australia, and leaves a searing mark on anyone who watches it.

In this discussion, Andrew and Dave explore their relationships to war, alongside the importance of telling this kind of narrative on film. Eventually, the two hosts ask the important question: Does the Best Picture winner All Quiet on the Western Front matter anymore?

Clips used in this episode are all pulled from All Quiet on the Western Front, copyright owned by Universal Pictures.

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2020 Best Picture Winner: Nomadland (Chloé Zhao) Awards Don't Matter

We take momentary leave from the 1930's and 1940's to move to the modern day, and look at the most recent Best Picture winner, the 93rd in fact: Chloé Zhao's Nomadland. Winning three awards, including Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Director for Chloé Zhao, Nomadland follows Fern (McDormand) as she navigates her nomad life in modern America, through the rising gig economy and the pressing reality of a world that pushes against an ageing workforce. In this episode, co-hosts Andrew and Dave are joined by Off Screen Death co-host, Michael Denniston, to discuss whether Nomadland matters, addressing its complexities and thematic threads. 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
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