1939 Best Picture Nominee: Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch) – Awards Don’t Matter



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The deserving Best Picture winner of 1939, Ernst Lubitsch’s masterful Ninotchka, gets a deep dive discussion in this episode as co-hosts Dave and Andrew swoon over Greta Garbo, laugh over her immaculate comedic timing, and fawn over the hilarious script co-written by the one and only Billy Wilder. Dig into this Russian/France rom-com and discover your new relationship litmus film.

Please, go and watch this delightful film right now.

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1943 Best Picture Nominee: The Ox-Bow Incident (William A. Wellman) – Awards Don't Matter Awards Don't Matter

While the 16th Best Picture winner – Casablanca – stands proudly as a bonafide classic, it isn't the only nominee of that year that stands the test of time as a genuine masterpiece. That honour also falls on William A. Wellman's undervalued social drama, The Ox-Bow Incident. At a tight 75 minutes long, The Ox-Bow Incident manages to deliver a stunning thriller that leaves the three hour bloated epics in its wake. Co-hosts Dave and Andrew delve into the power of masculinity, the cruelty of mob justice, and more in this deep discussion here. Read Dave's review of The Ox-Bow Incident at Insession Film here. Follow the hosts on social media at the links below: Andrew F Peirce – @TheCurbAU David Giannini – @Darnthatdave Awards Don’t Matter – @AwardsDontPod
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