You've read the new Supporting Actress Smackdown. Now here is it's companion podcast. This month there wasn't an obvious theme as in 1979's gender politics, but we had fun discussing the films and genres presented from noir to Shakespeare to soggy memoirs.
- 00:01 Introductions and how 1948 is new to us
- 04:20 I Remember Mama is a George Stevens film? And how about those accents in Mama and Johnny Belinda
- 18:00 Why did Key Largo only get one nomination -was it the noir thing?
- 21:00 Stage & Cinema - they're all play adaptations but Key Largo and Hamlet both have an Ophelia! Shakespeare archetypes and Orson Welles
- 33:00 Claire Trevor in Raw Deal (1948)
- 36:00 Alternate nominees plus other 1948 films we like: Easter Parade, Cry of the City and Red River.
- 40:00 Goodbyes and remake/recasting pitches from 1948
You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Please continue the conversation in the comments. Who would you have nominated in 1948 for the big categories -- particularly in supporting? Which of the four main films we discussed is your favorite?
And how about that Ann Miller in Easter Parade?
P.S. Further reading. During our 1948 month we looked at five additional films ICYMI: The Red Shoes, Letter From an Unknown Woman,the animated shorts of the year, Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Sorry Wrong Number
P.P.S. The next smackdown at the end of July is 1995 so make sure to watch Sense & Sensibility, Mighty Aphrodite, Georgia, Apollo 13, and Nixon this month for a refresher.