Screen Test of Time, Ep. 5: The Broadway Melody
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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They like it, they really like it! Finally, David and Suzan watch a movie nominated for Best Picture that they actually enjoy! The Broadway Melody isn't the best movie they've ever seen, or anything, but it's really, genuinely good... aside from the fact that the title song is sung literally five times, and our hosts are not entirely sure that the film makers knew what they were doing. Still, a major milestone in this podcast.
Year Eligible: 1928/1929 (Won)
Music: "While They Were Dancing Around" by Eddie Morton, available at freemusicarchive.org