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



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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:

And check out this montage of the ‘alcohol moments’ from the film:

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1938 Best Picture Winner: You Can't Take it With You (Frank Capra) Awards Don't Matter

We return to the world of Frank Capra with his second Best Picture winner, You Can't Take it With You. Co-hosts Dave and Andrew dig into this charming film, and as they do they uncover a Hollywood that wilfully steals from its own past to weave new stories. Full of delight and whimsy, this Best Picture winner features Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart and Edward Arnold. At the end, Dave and Andrew are forced to ask… while You Can't Take it With You, does that matter? 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 Send us an email at: contact@thecurb.com.au Listen to the Sex & Lucia theme here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVDb8fZqsdM
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