1936 Best Picture Winner: The Great Ziegfeld (Robert Z. Leonard) – Awards Don’t Matter



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Welcome to the episode where Dave says the fateful line, ‘I outright refuse to ever watch (this) again’.

Yep, it’s Robert Z. Leonard’s Best Picture winner, The Great Ziegfeld, where the charismatic William Powell misplaces his charm in a bloated epic as follies producer Florenz “Flo” Ziegfeld Jr., paired with the Best Actress winner Luise Rainer, and an extended cameo by Myrna Loy.

This is a rather swear-laden episode as co-hosts Dave and Andrew vent their frustrations about this long film.

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

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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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