Screen Test of Time, Ep. 2: Wings
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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Just how many WWI movies with wacky romantic comedy subplots can one Academy Award season handle? Apparently, the answer is two. This week, our hosts review the 1927/1928 winner, Wings. David hates it, Suzan loves it, but they both agree Clara Bow is adorable. Also, there's amazing plane fights, a poorly developed love quadrangle, a shockingly brief bit of Gary Cooper for him to get billing on the poster, and the most delightful drunk sequence this side of Dumbo.
Year Eligible: 1927/1928 (Won!)
Music for this episode: "Snake Rag" by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, available at freemusicarchive.org