1938 Best Picture Nominee: Grand Illusion [La Grande Illusion] (Jean Renoir) – Awards Don’t Matter



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‘This is why I’m obsessed with movies’ – Dave

We reach a monumental moment in the history of the Academy Awards: the first film not in the English language to be nominated for Best Picture.

This is Jean Renoir’s masterpiece, Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion). Nominated solely for Best Picture, this masterful film encompasses the war movement in 1914, following captive French soldiers and their engagement with enemy forces. Find out why this one in particular matters more than most.

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Read Roger Ebert’s piece in Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) here.

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A long epic Best Picture winner deserves a long epic discussion. It's Gone With the Wind time as Dave and Andrew tackle Victor Fleming's (and George Cukor and Sam Wood) 1939 'classic', tackling the themes of racism, love, Vivien Leigh's performance, and Clark Gable's attractiveness. It's a long, complex discussion, embracing film history, and the value of reflection. Dig on in. Read Angelica Jade Bastién's piece on Gone With the Wind on Vulture here. 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 https://anchor.fm/s/4ab9ae70/podcast/rss
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