Screen Test of Time, Ep. 3: The Racket
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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This week, David and Suzan round out the last of the nominees for the very first year with a break from WWI and the very first gangster flick to get a Best Picture nod, The Racket. Don't get too excited, though, cause The Godfather this ain't. David has a very good argument for why this is a good movie, but Suzan is having none of it. Also, find out if the Academy's pick for this year was the right one, after all!
Year Eligible: 1927/1928
Music: "The Vamp" by Rega Dance Orchestra, available at freemusicarchive.org