1941 Best Picture Nominee: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock) – Awards Don’t Matter



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We once again return to the world of Alfred Hitchcock’s with the third of his Best Picture nominated films, Suspicion. Joan Fontaine won Best Actress for her performance as Lina, a young woman who falls for a suave and confident man named Johnnie, played with ultimate-comfort by Cary Grant. Dave defends his favourite Hitchcock, delving into the complexity of the narrative, the uncertainty of the ending, and the eroticism of wanting Cary Grant to ‘step on your neck’. Dig on in to this episode of Awards Don’t Matter and find out why this one matters.

Oh, and everything you need to know about the AFL.

Clips featured in this episode:

Dinner Scene // Milk Scene // Joan Fontaine Talking About Her Oscar Win

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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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