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1963 Convo Pt 1: Liz-Mania and "Tom Jones"

Nathaniel welcomes guests Teo Bugbee, Keiran Scarlett, Séan McGovern, and Brian Mullin. We just wrote about the Supporting Actress nominated performances of 1963 but now it's time to zoom out on the films themselves and the year in question.  

Smackdown '63 Companion Podcast Part 1
(42 minutes)
In which the panel plays "tag yourself" within Best Picture winner Tom Jones while discussing Tony Richardson's cinematic eccentricities in the early '60s, the movie's politics and preference for anarchy and the Academy mindset given the political tragedies of the year. We also discuss Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton mania (CleopatraThe VIPs). With brief asides to: Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Benny Hill, that awkward supporting actress presentation at the Oscars, and more.

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunesContinue the conversations in the comments, won't you? 

Smackdown 63 Conversation - Part One TOM JONES

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August 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterrichardespinosa124

I want that supporting actress presentation with Melissa Leo. Someone make it happen!

According to Wikipedia, the singer Tom Jones -born Thomas John Woodward- was renamed by his manager to "exploit the popularity of the Academy Award-winning 1963 film."

August 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Peggy Sue -- maybe you'll get it this year!

August 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Loved the podcast! I just watched one of the outrageously bad Liz & Dick movies. Boom! from 1968. It has a screenplay by Tennessee Williams and consists mostly of the two stars yelling at each other.

August 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick T

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