1935 Best Picture Nominee: Top Hat (Mark Sandrich) – Awards Don’t Matter



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Gosh, after that rather well executed sojourn into darkness with Mutiny on the Bounty, it feels appropriate to give ourselves a break as we approach the classic romantic musical Top Hat. Nominated for Best Picture, and walking away with no Oscars at all, Mark Sandrich’s enduring dance film has weathered time and stands up as one of the most joyous films ever.

For Andrew, this is a repeat viewing, but for co-host Dave, this is a first watch. As such, we’re left wondering… does Top Hat still matter? The two discuss that question, and explore why the Academy is so afraid of rewarding comedy and joy at the ceremonies.

Make sure to check out Dave’s new podcast, Off Screen Death with co-host Michael Denniston.

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From Hilde, With Love Director Andreas Dresen on Beauty within a Dark Story The Curb

The 2024 German Film Festival is currently underway across Australia with screenings taking place from 7 May to 5 June. The poster film for the festival is From Hilde, With Love, by director Andreas Dresen.In the following interview, Nadine Whitney and Andreas talk about his interest in telling the story of Hilde Coppi on screen. Hilde was a young German women who was drawn into the anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War Two.Andreas Dresen is in attendance at the festival as a festival guest, and will be participating in Q&A sessions at screenings of From Hilde, With Love, on Thursday 9 May at Sydney Palace Central, Saturday 11 May at Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne, and Saturday 18 May at Palace Barracks in Brisbane. For all screening times and to purchase tickets, visit GermanFilmFestival.com.au.Thank you for listening to this episode of The Curb podcast. To help keep the Curb independent, visit patreon.com/thecurbau to show your support from as little as $1 a month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian cinema, Australian politics, Australian culture, and Australia in general. Found regularly talking online about Sweet Country, and reminding people to watch Young Adult.

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