Screen Test of Time, Ep. 27: A Farewell to Arms
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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At the end of last week's episode, David and Suzan were sure that A Farewell to Arms, which stars Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes, had to be a good movie. Suzan expected that nothing with these two stars could possibly be bad, and David, for whatever reason, didn't expect it to be so "Hemingway-y." Boy, were they wrong all around. Not that you'd expect a WWI movie to be a bundle of laughs, but this one's a real bummer.
Year Eligible: 1932/1933 (nominated)
Music from A Farewell to Arms (1932)