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.

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Clips featured in this episode:

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

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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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