Screen Test of Time, Ep. 7: The Hollywood Revue of 1929
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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The Hollywood Revue of 1929 was definitely a departure from the Oscar nominated movies so far: a musical revue that feels like it was plucked right off a Vaudeville stage, featuring a flapper dancing Joan Crawford, Laurel and Hardy, and a call back to The Broadway Melody with Anita Page, all MCed by Jack Benny and Conrad Nagel. You'd think that would at least be memorable, but our intrepid hosts find that they're suffering from a bizarre shared amnesia when it comes to this movie. Are Suzan and David just suffering from early onset memory loss, or is this film truly that forgettable? Find out, on this week's Screen Test of Time!
Year Eligible: 1928/1928 (nominated)
Music: "Everybody's Jazzinn It" by Collins and Harlan, available at freemusicarchive.org