Each season hosts Eric and Sean discuss the Best Picture nominees of a randomly-determined year. Did the best picture that year really win? Listen in and find out what they thought!
The French Connection (1971)
Director: William Friedkin
Producer: Philip D'Antoni
Screenplay: Ernest Tidyman
Photography: Owen Roizman
Music: Don Ellis
Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi
Rotten Tomatoes: Critics: 98%/Audience: 87%
Fiddler on the Roof
Director: Norman Jewison
Producer: Norman Jewison
Screenplay: Joseph Stein
Photography: Oswald Morris
Music: Jerry Bock
Cast: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann
Rotten Tomatoes: Critics: 83%/Audience: 92%
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Producers: Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick
Photography: John Alcott
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Carl Duering, Anthony Sharp, Madge Ryan
Rotten Tomatoes: Critics: 86%/Audience: 93%
The 1998 Roundup!
Eric and Sean rank and discuss the five nominees for Best Picture of 1998 and bring up some other contenders for the prize that weren't nominated. Once again, the nominees are: "Elizabeth", "Life is Beautiful", "Saving Private Ryan", "Shakespeare in Love", and "The Thin Red Line".
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Director: Terence Malick
Producers: Robert Michael Geisler, Grant Hill, John Roberdeau
Screenplay: Terence Malick
Photography: John Toll
Music: Hans Zimmer
Cast: Sean Penn, Kirk Acevedo, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, George Clooney
Rotten Tomatoes: Critics: 80%/Audience: 80%
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Director: John Madden
Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Marc Norman, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick
Screenplay: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
Photography: Richard Greatrex
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson
Rotten Tomatoes: Critics: 92%/Audience: 80%
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Is the Best Picture the Best Picture?
Did Oscar get it righ? Listen to Eric and Sean to find out. You may not always agree but you will be entertained.
I am really enjoying this podcast. They randomly pick a year and watch all the nominees for Best Picture. Good and insightful.