Screen Test of Time, Ep. 12: The Big House
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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Both of your hosts are sniffling through head colds, but they persevere to bring you the final episode reviewing the 1929/1930 nominees! The Big House is sort of a watch-one-get-one-free movie: come for the surprisingly progressive commentary on the criminal justice system and you'll get a strange romantic melodrama dropped in the middle for free. Find out if this year the Academy continued its streak of picking the right movie!
Year Eligible: 1929/1930 (Nominated)
Music: "Memphis, Tennessee" by Ethel Ridley, available at freemusicarchive.org