Screen Test of Time, Ep. 16: Skippy, Trader Horn, ...and City Lights?
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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David and Suzan prove their courage by watching a possibly cursed video copy of Skippy, so if you haven’t heard from them next week, they’ve been claimed by a ghost girl from a well. Just in case the curse is real, they went ahead and finished out the 1930/1931 year with Trader Horn, as well, and just because they desperately wanted to watch something good, they threw in City Lights, the Charlie Chaplin film that was eligible in this year, but was robbed. Find out which movie should have won the Academy Award this year (as if it’s not totally obvious).
Year Eligible: 1930/1931 (both Skippy and Trader Horn nominated; City Lights robbed)
Music: “Yes We Have No Bananas“ by Great White Way Orchestra, available at freemusicarchive.org (with a little something extra thrown in-- listen to find out!)