Episode 17: Mrs. Miniver

May 16, 2018

This week we're talking about the first WWII film to win Best Picture, Mrs. Miniver from 1942.  Check out this episode to get a basic idea of what the film's about, whether we thought it was good, and the cultural and historical importance of it.  In this episode, Mike finally declares that he will not be saying "spoiler" alert when talking about films that are more than 70 years old.

The final scene from the film is a speech that I mention in the episode.  To see that speech click below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFy71uPSXwM

If you want to try to watch along with us, we're going to do a decade wrap up next week, but then will resume with 1942's Casablanca, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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Episode 16: How Green Was My Valley

May 11, 2018

This is our sixteenth episode, and each week we're watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode we'll be discussing 1941's How Green Was My Valley, starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowell, Donald Crisp and Sara Allgood, and directed by John Ford.

If you want to try to watch along with us, we're going to do a decade wrap up next week, but then will resume with 1942's Mrs. Miniver, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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Episode 15: Rebecca

May 5, 2018

This is our twelfth episode, and each week we're watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode we'll be discussing 1940's Rebecca, starring Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

If you want to try to watch along with us, we're going to do a decade wrap up next week, but then will resume with 1941's How Green Was My Valley, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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Episode 14: 1920’s and 1930’s Wrap-Up

April 27, 2018

In this episode, we talk about the first decade (and change) of the Academy Awards, and discuss any established themes, and trends.  We talk about he highs and the lows of winners.

f you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1940's Rebecca, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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Episode 13: Gone With The Wind

April 20, 2018

This is our twelfth episode, and each week we're watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode we'll be discussing 1939's Gone With The Wind, starring Vivienne Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard and Hattie McDaniel and directed by George Cukor and Victor Fleming.

I mention in this episode an interesting article talking about how this film influence Star Wars, here is that article: http://www.starwars.com/news/the-cinema-behind-star-wars-gone-with-the-wind

If you want to try to watch along with us, we're going to do a decade wrap up next week, but then will resume with 1940's Rebecca, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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Episode 12: You Can’t Take It With You

April 11, 2018

This is our twelfth episode, and each week we're watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode we'll be discussing 1938's You Can't Take It With You, starring Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, and Lionel Barrymore and directed by Frank Capra.

If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1939's Gone With the Wind, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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Episode 11: The Life of Emile Zola

April 6, 2018

This is our eleventh episode, and each week we're watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode we'll be discussing 1937's The Life of Emile Zola, starring Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, and Joseph Schildkraut and was directed by William Dieterle.

If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1938's You Can't Take It With You, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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Episode 10: The Great Ziegfeld

March 28, 2018

This is our tenth episode, and each week we're watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode we'll be discussing 1936's The Great Ziegfeld, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan and directed by Robert Z Leonard.  

If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1937's The Life of Emile Zola, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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Episode 9: Mutiny on the Bounty

March 21, 2018

This is our ninth episode, and each week we're watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode we'll be discussing 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone and directed by Frank Lloyd.  

If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1936's The Great Zeigfield, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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Episode 8: It Happened One Night

March 14, 2018

This is our sixth episode, and each week we're watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode we'll be discussing 1934's It Happened One Night, starring Clark Gable, and Claudette Colbert and directed by Frank Capra.  

If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1935's Mutiny On the Bounty, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

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