1939 Best Picture Winner: Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming) – Awards Don’t Matter



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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.

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1942 Best Picture Winner: Mrs Miniver (William Wyler) – Awards Don't Matter Awards Don't Matter

As we arrive at the 15th Best Picture winner, Mrs Miniver, we find ourselves in the depths of the cinematic output during World War Two. As such, the Academy Award winners during the era reflected an optimism or jingoism that was needed to drive people to support the war effort. William Wyler's film is one such winner, with Greer Garson taking the lead and winning the Best Actress award. Co-hosts Dave and Andrew skirt around discussing Mrs Miniver as they seek to find the entry point for this enduring classic, while discussing the optimistic array of the 1942 Best Picture nominees, while also comparing the new normal of wartime and the new normal of our current pandemic era. 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
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