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The Envelope - Ep. #4 - Cimarron
On this episode, we are discussing the fourth Best Picture Winner: “Cimarron.” Set in 1889, “CIMARRON” follows adventurous lawyer and newspaper editor Yancey Cravat who convinces his wife, Sabra, to join him in the rush to populate Osage, Oklahoma. After they begin to settle into the community, Yancey leaves to go further west. Alone, Sabra inherits his editorial duties and struggles to bring civilization to the rough frontier town. Over a tumultuous 40 years, the couple are repeatedly...
The Envelope - Ep. #3 - All Quiet on the Western Front
On this episode, we are discussing the third Best Picture Winner: “All Quiet on the Western Front.” “ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT” follows a young soldier who faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name, the film was directed by Lewis Milestone, and stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander. Here on The Envelope, we will be discussing & reviewing every Best Picture...
The Envelope - Ep. #2 - The Broadway Melody
On this episode, we are discussing the second Best Picture Winner: “The Broadway Melody.” “The Broadway Melody” follows a pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit who try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt. Written by Norman Houston & James Gleason from a story by Edmund Goulding, and directed by Harry Beaumont, the film stars Anita Page, Charles King and Bessie Love. Bessie Love was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her...
The Envelope - Ep. #1 - WINGS
Today we are discussing the very first Academy Award winner for Best Picture: WINGS. “WINGS" follows two young men (one rich, one middle class) who are in love with the same woman as they become fighter pilots in World War I. The film was directed by William Wellman and starred Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, and Richard Arlen. Here on The Envelope, we will be discussing & reviewing every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History. We will start at the beginning and work our...