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BP013 Schindler's List (1993)

7/18/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky and special guest Julian Simpson Episode 13: Schindler’s List (1993) Released 18 July 2018. For this episode, we watched Schindler’s List, written by Steven Zaillian based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, and directed by Steven Spielberg. It stars Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall and Embeth Davidtz. As well as Best Picture, Schindler’s List won six further Academy Awards including for Spielberg as...

Duration:01:22:57

BP012 Crash (2005)

7/4/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 12: Crash (2005) Released 4 July 2018. For this episode, we watched Crash, written by Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco and directed by Haggis. It starred Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Terrance Howard, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillipe and Larenz Tate. In total, Crash was nominated for six Academy Awards and it won three – Best Film Editing, Best Original...

Duration:01:02:41

BP011 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

6/20/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 11: The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Released 20 June 2018. For this episode, we watched The Silence of the Lambs, written by Ted Tally from the book by Thomas Harris, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glen and Ted Devine. The Silence of the Lambs won the Academy Award “Big Five” but no other awards, equalling the achievement of Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night (1934) and...

Duration:00:57:39

BP010 West Side Story (1961)

6/6/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 10: West Side Story (1961) Released 6 June 2018. For this episode, we watched West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, with a screenplay by Ernest Lehmann from the stage musical produced by Hal Prince, directed by Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The cast includes Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ...

Duration:00:55:11

BP009 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

5/23/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 9: Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Released 23 May 2018. For this episode, we watched Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean and written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson, with cinematography by Freddie Young and music by Maurice Jarre. It stars Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, José Ferrer and Omar Shariff. As well as Best Picture, Lawrence won six further Oscars, including Best Director for...

Duration:01:07:47

BP008 Terms of Endearment (1983)

5/9/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 8: Terms of Endearment (1983) Released 9 May 2018. For this episode, we watched Terms of Endearment, written and directed by James L Brooks, based on the book by Larry McMurtry and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels and John Lithgow. As well as Best Picture, Terms of Endearment was nominated for a further ten Academy Awards and won five, including Best Screenplay and Best...

Duration:00:38:59

BP007 The Departed (2006)

4/25/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 7: The Departed (2006) Released 25 April 2018. For this episode, we watched The Departed, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan, based on Infernal Affairs, written by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, directed by Mak and Andrew Lau. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone and Vera Farmiga. As well as Best Picture, The Departed won three further...

Duration:01:12:12

BP006 Ben Hur (1959)

4/11/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 6: Ben-Hur (1959) Released 11 April 2018. For this episode, we watched Ben-Hur, written by Karl Tunberg (and uncredited others including Gore Vidal and Christopher Fry), from the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by General Lew Wallace. It was directed by William Wyler and starred Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd and Hugh Griffith. As well as Best Picture, Ben-Hur won a record (still...

Duration:01:04:39

BP005 American Beauty (1999)

3/28/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 5: American Beauty (1999) Released 28 March 2018. For this episode, we watched American Beauty, written by Alan Ball and directed by Sam Mendes, both making their feature film debuts and both winning Academy Awards. Music was by Thomas Newman (nominated) and cinematography was by Conrad Hall (won). The cast includes Kevin Spacey (winning Best Actor), Annette Bening (nominated), Thora Birch, Alison Janney, Peter...

Duration:00:49:37

BP004 From Here to Eternity (1953)

3/14/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 4: From Here to Eternity (1953) Released 14 March 2018. For this episode, we watched From Here to Eternity, written by Daniel Taradash from the novel by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine. As well as Best Picture, From Here to Eternity won a further seven Academy Awards out of thirteen nominations, including Best...

Duration:00:49:09

BP003.5 Oscar Winners 2018

3/7/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 3.5: Oscar Winners 2018 released 7 March 2018. Join our three hosts, somewhat blearily at 5:00am GMT as they quickly sum up the 90th Academy Awards. Next time we will be discussing From Here to Eternity. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA). To send in your questions, comments,...

Duration:00:14:06

BP003 Gladiator (2000)

2/21/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 3: Gladiator (2000) Released 21 February 2018 For this episode, we watched Gladiator, written by David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen and Oliver Reed. As well as Best Picture, Russell Crowe won for Best Actor and it also won for Visual Effects, Costume Design and Sound Mixing. How Star Wars was Saved in the Edit...

Duration:01:05:23

BP002 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

2/7/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 2: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Released 7 February 2018 For our second episode, we watched All Quiet on the Western Front, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ("Uncle Carl Laemmle has a very large faemmle.") As well as Best Picture (then known as “Outstanding Production”), Milestone won for Best Director and it was also nominated for Best...

Duration:00:48:05

BP001.5 Oscar Nominations 2018

1/26/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 1.5: Oscar Nominations 2018 released 26 January 2017. Although the podcast is only on its first movie, we couldn’t wait to get back in front of the mics and talk to you about the Oscar nominations for this year. We don’t have a movie to watch but we have all sorts of confident predictions to make. FiveThirtyEight’s Oscar coverage https://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/2018-academy-awards Razzie...

Duration:00:36:36

BP001 The Sting (1973)

1/24/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 1: The Sting (1973) released 24 January 2017. **SPOILER WARNING** This podcast gives away major plot-points of The Sting, and we also discuss – among others – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wrestler, Fight Club, Ocean’s Eleven and The Sixth Sense. For our first episode, we watched The Sting, written by David S Ward, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Robert Shaw with music...

Duration:00:53:07

000 It Begins

1/10/2018
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Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 0: It Begins… Released 10 January 2017. Our quest begins in the time-honoured way by assembling the team and assessing all of our special skills. Next time we will be discussing The Sting. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes(UK) or iTunes (USA). To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and...

Duration:00:24:54