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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...

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...

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

Episode 9: Mutiny on the Bounty

3/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:32:14

Episode 8: It Happened One Night

3/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:43:56

Episode 7: Cavalcade 1933

3/11/2018
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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 1933’s Cavalcade. If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1934’s It Happened One Night, and if you have anything you’d like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

Duration:00:33:10

Bonus Episode: Best Picture Nominees 2018

3/4/2018
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This is a bonus episode, and each week we’re normall watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode indstead we’ll be discussing the best picture nominees for this 2018. If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1933’s Cavalcade, and if you have anything you’d like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

Duration:00:32:50

Episode 6: Grand Hotel

2/21/2018
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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 1932’s Grand Hotel, starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, and Joan Crawford. If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1933’s Cavalcade, and if you have anything you’d like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

Duration:00:30:47

Episode 5: Cimarron

2/14/2018
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This is our fifth episode, and each week we’re watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner, and for this episode we’ll be discussing 1931’s Cimarron. If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1930’s All Quiet On the Western Front, and if you have anything you’d like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

Duration:00:52:41

Episode 4: All Quiet On The Western Front

2/7/2018
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This is our fourth episode, and each week we’re watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner, and for this episode we’ll be discussing 1930’s All Quiet On The Western Front. The film stars Lew Ayres and was directed by Lewis Milestone. If you want to try to watch along with us, next episode will be 1931’s Cimarron, and if you have anything you’d like us to mention about any of the Best Pictures, email us at mikediamond82984@gmail.com.

Duration:00:41:58