1932-1933 Best Picture Nominee – 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon) – Awards Don’t Matter



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After the debacle that was Cavalcade, we take a dig into one of the films it triumphed over: Lloyd Bacon’s enduring classic 42nd Street. Digging into the reason why films like this endure, hosts Andrew and Dave lament about the need for positive films in times of darkness.

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1934 Best Picture Nominee The Thin Man (W. S. Van Dyke) – Awards Don't Matter Awards Don't Matter

Support The Curb on Patreon The utterly delightful and charming first entry in the six (6!) long film series, The Thin Man, was nominated for Best Picture in 1934, losing out to It Happened One Night. In this episode of Awards Don't Matter, hosts Dave and Andrew discuss the charm of this mystery film, the impact it had on films going forward, the difficulty in discussing light hearted fare, and the need for joy in moments of darkness. Dig on in. Watch the trailer for The Thin Man here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqpO6mx8WCE And check out this montage of the 'alcohol moments' from the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1tnbPBCtnI 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 https://anchor.fm/awards-dont-matter/episodes/1932-1933-Best-Picture-Nominee—42nd-Street-Lloyd-Bacon—Awards-Dont-Matter-epqidh
  1. 1934 Best Picture Nominee The Thin Man (W. S. Van Dyke) – Awards Don't Matter
  2. 1934 Best Picture Winner It Happened One Night (Frank Capra) – Awards Don't Matter
  3. 1932-1933 Best Picture Nominee – 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon) – Awards Don't Matter
  4. 1932-1933 Best Picture Winner Cavalcade (Frank Lloyd) – Awards Don't Matter
  5. 1931-1932 Best Picture Winner – Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding)
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