Screen Test of Time, Ep. 10: All Quiet on the Western Front
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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Ten movies in and we've finally found the origin of the Oscar bait flick! Which is not to shade All Quiet on the Western Front, which is great, but here's the origin of the Epic Horrors of War Film that will continue to dominate the nominees for, oh, ever. This week's episode is an exploration of German vs. American nihilism, WWI vs. WWII movies. Join us as David makes connections to some surprising later films this movie inspires and Suzan reveals her guaranteed personal cure for insomnia on this week's Screen Test of Time!
Year Eligible: 1929/1930 (Nominated)
Music: "Over There" by Nora Bayes, available at freemusicarchive.org