1941 Best Picture Winner: How Green Was My Valley (John Ford) – Awards Don’t Matter



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We arrive at maybe the most notorious and contentious Best Picture winners… ever? John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley which triumphed over the ‘Best Film Ever’, Orson Welles Citizen Kane. In a possibly strident, and yet no less passionate, defense of How Green Was My Valley, co-hosts Dave and Andrew discuss John Ford’s enduring classic, encouraging modern viewers to embrace this film without the shackles of its Oscar glory. Somehow we even wrap in a comparison to Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.

Listen to Dave’s Top 25 Films of All Time list on Talk Film Society here.

Oh, and also make sure to watch The Little Foxes too.

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From Hilde, With Love Director Andreas Dresen on Beauty within a Dark Story The Curb

The 2024 German Film Festival is currently underway across Australia with screenings taking place from 7 May to 5 June. The poster film for the festival is From Hilde, With Love, by director Andreas Dresen.In the following interview, Nadine Whitney and Andreas talk about his interest in telling the story of Hilde Coppi on screen. Hilde was a young German women who was drawn into the anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War Two.Andreas Dresen is in attendance at the festival as a festival guest, and will be participating in Q&A sessions at screenings of From Hilde, With Love, on Thursday 9 May at Sydney Palace Central, Saturday 11 May at Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne, and Saturday 18 May at Palace Barracks in Brisbane. For all screening times and to purchase tickets, visit GermanFilmFestival.com.au.Thank you for listening to this episode of The Curb podcast. To help keep the Curb independent, visit patreon.com/thecurbau to show your support from as little as $1 a month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian cinema, Australian politics, Australian culture, and Australia in general. Found regularly talking online about Sweet Country, and reminding people to watch Young Adult.

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