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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1945 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock) – Awards Don't Matter Awards Don't Matter

Subscribe via: RSS Feed // Spotify // Apple Podcasts // Google Podcasts // Pocket Casts For some reason, the last Alfred Hitchcock film to be nominated for Best Picture is his 1945 psychological thriller, Spellbound. Featuring an early performance from Gregory Peck, and another lead performance from Ingrid Bergman, Spellbound was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and winning the Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Oscar for Miklós Rózsa. While co-hosts Dave and Andrew could have gone the easy route by discussing Mildred Pierce, a much more worthy Best Picture nominee (and deserving winner too), they instead digest how psychology is presented by Hitchcock, how to present a good amnesia film, while also being surprised by the fun of the film. Spoilers abound for The Yearling too. Clips presented in this episode: Spellbound trailer // Liverwurst scene // Therapy Scene 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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