Season 1 Episode 3 – Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Dan and Marie explore the films which were nominated in the Oscar Best Picture category and which could possibly have won … but didn’t.
We take it in turns to pick a film, then discuss whether we think things have changed for that movie now, or if the original decision still stands; was it a deserving winner, or something only of its time?
For our third episode, Marie turned the clock back 70 years (yep!) to 1950, and nominated Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard. It’s one of Marie’s favourite films ever, but it turns out it was a blind spot for Dan. How will his 21st century eyes feel about seeing Hollywood and all its weirdness?
Sunset Boulevard was nominated for a pile of categories including all four for acting, but lost out in all of the major awards.
Join us to see whether we can reach any kind of agreement with the 23rd Academy Awards (and each other), which handed over the Best Picture award to All About Eve. Dan doesn’t get to name drop a celebrity encounter this time, but we do learn things about his past career ambitions.
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