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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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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