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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1941 Best Picture Nominee: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock) – Awards Don't Matter Awards Don't Matter

We once again return to the world of Alfred Hitchcock's with the third of his Best Picture nominated films, Suspicion. Joan Fontaine won Best Actress for her performance as Lina, a young woman who falls for a suave and confident man named Johnnie, played with ultimate-comfort by Cary Grant. Dave defends his favourite Hitchcock, delving into the complexity of the narrative, the uncertainty of the ending, and the eroticism of wanting Cary Grant to 'step on your neck'. Dig on in to this episode of Awards Don't Matter and find out why this one matters. Oh, and everything you need to know about the AFL. Clips featured in this episode: Dinner Scene // Milk Scene // Joan Fontaine Talking About  Her Oscar Win Watch the original theatrical trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23gdJ0J6TY8 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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