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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject: Paul Gambaccini: And The Academy Award Goes To.... Reply with quote

....Mrs Miniver.

Series 5
Episode 1 of 3

Nazis and Hollywood combine for the first in the new series of And The Academy Award Goes To...

As the city of celluloid gears up for Oscar time, Paul Gambaccini returns with the series that takes a long hard look behind the scenes of three classic films which have scooped the Best Picture Award. He reports on the artistic, political and personal decisions that lie behind the winners, laced with some pretty good gossip too.

First up, Mrs Miniver, from 1942, a war time classic.

So did Mrs Miniver deserve Best Picture for 1942?

During the filming, star Greer Garson insisted on tea every afternoon at four o'clock, whilst director William Wyler hated the chocolate box set of rose-strewn villages he was forced to work with. Despite these restrictions Mrs Miniver turned out to be a film that helped change history - credited by many, including Churchill, with helping to turn popular opinion in America away from isolationism and towards whole hearted support for the Allied Forces in Europe.
Veteran film critic Philip French believes that it hasn't lasted, though he recalls from his own childhood in Liverpool how it touched the hearts of British cinema goers.
And behind this patriotic movie lies a darker story - did Hollywood studios protect their sales in Germany by going softly, softly on the Nazi regime, until the tide of public opinion finally turned against the Germans?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051j5tb

This was such a good listen ..I look forward to the rest of the series...next up Midnight Cowboy.

Oh and there was a real 'Mrs Miniver'

http://www.amazon.com/Real-Miniver-Ysenda-Maxtone-Graham/dp/0312308264
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This week's episode featured the Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire.

What an excellent series of programmes it has been.

I've enjoyed every minute of them....lots of interesting information about all three films.

Paul Gambaccini should get an award for this...he deserves it!
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