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Episode 29: From Here to Eternity

10/7/2018
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Hi, and Welcome to Sarah and Mike’s Best Picture Podcast, I’m Michael Cole, and this is episode number 29. This week, we’ll be talking about 1953’s From Here to Eternity. The film is directed by Fred Zinneman, and starred Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, and Frank Sinatra. 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 1954's On the Waterfront, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention...

Duration:00:31:21

Episode 28: The Greatest Show On Earth

9/24/2018
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Hi, and Welcome to Sarah and Mike’s Best Picture Podcast, I’m Michael Cole, and this is episode number 28. This week, we’ll be talking about 1952’s The Greatest Show On Earth. The film is directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starred Charlton Heston, James Stewart, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde and Gloria Grahame. 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 1953's From Here to Eternity, and if you have anything you'd like us...

Duration:00:38:14

Episode 27: An American In Paris

9/14/2018
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This is episode number 27. This week, we’re going to be talking about the film An American in Paris which came out in 1951. The film is directed by Vincenze Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly, and Leslie Caron. 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 1952's The Greatest Show On Earth, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com. Check out...

Duration:00:37:19

Episode 26: All About Eve

9/6/2018
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This is episode number 26. This week, we’re going to be talking about the film All About Eve which came out in 1950. The film is directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and Thelma Ritter. 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 1951's An American in Paris, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at...

Duration:00:42:18

1940s Wrap-Up

8/26/2018
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This week, we talk about the 1940s best picture winners as a group, and compare and contrast and see if we can find any kind of discernable point to them. If you want to try to watch along with us next week, we will resume with 1950's All About Eve, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

Duration:00:45:07

Episode 24: All The King's Men

8/15/2018
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This is episode number 24. This week, we’re going to be talking about the film All the King’s Men which came out in 1949. The film starred Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek and Mercedes McCambridge, and was directed by Robert Rossen. 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 1950's All About Eve, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at...

Duration:00:40:59

Episode 23: Hamlet

7/31/2018
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This week, we’re going to be talking about the film Hamlet which came out in 1948. The film starred Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, and was directed by Laurence Olivier. 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 1949's All The King's Men, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com. Check out the trailer for our feature film, and the...

Duration:00:32:03

Episode 22: Gentleman's Agreement

7/13/2018
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This week we're talking about the 1947 film "Gentleman's Agreement," starring Gregory Peck, Celeste Holt, and directed by Elia Kazan. This is the story of a journalist who poses as a Jewish man in order to understand Anti-Semitism, and hopefully to make his readers as well. 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 1948's Hamlet, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us...

Duration:00:42:21

Episode 21: The Best Years of Our Lives

6/30/2018
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This is a film about three servicemen coming home from WWII, to the same town, and how their readjustment into 'normal' life progresses. Starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, and Harold Russell. It was directed by William Wyler. 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 1945's The Long Weekend, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at...

Duration:00:36:14

Episode 20: The Lost Weekend

6/19/2018
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Sorry about the week off, but we're back with 1945's The Lost Weekend, the story of an alcoholic on a binge weekend hitting rock bottom. 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 1945's The Long Weekend, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

Duration:00:33:37

Episode 19: Going My Way

6/7/2018
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In this episode, we talk about the 1944 Best Picture winner, Going My Way, starring Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald as two priests of a New York parish that is having financial trouble. Directed by Leo McCarey. 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 1945's The Long Weekend, and if you have anything you'd like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

Duration:00:31:43

Episode 18: Casablanca

5/25/2018
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In this episode we talk about what has often been hailed as "the best screenplay of all time" 1942's film Casablanca. 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.

Duration:00:46:20

Episode 17: Mrs. Miniver

5/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:22:38

Episode 16: How Green Was My Valley

5/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:34:50

Episode 15: Rebecca

5/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:49

Episode 14: 1920's and 1930's Wrap-Up

4/27/2018
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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.

Duration:01:01:15

Episode 13: Gone With The Wind

4/20/2018
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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:...

Duration:01:02:12

Episode 12: You Can't Take It With You

4/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:44:45

Episode 11: The Life of Emile Zola

4/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:52

Episode 10: The Great Ziegfeld

3/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:50