Screen Test of Time, Ep. 81: The Adventures of Robin Hood
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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Errol Flynn and Olivia Havilland return to the podcast in the ur-Robin Hood movie from 1938. The second Oscar nominated movie fully in Technicolor, it’s David’s grandfather’s favorite movie ever. Suzan, however, makes a case for the Disney animated version and, yes, even the much maligned Kevin Costner adaptation as improvements over the classic. Still, it’s a fun romp through Sherwood Forest, chocked full of fantastic action scenes, with Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone rounding out a great cast.
Year Eligible: 1938 (Nominated)
Additional audio from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)