Not Many Rom-Coms Have Won Best Picture—But at Least the Original, Perfect One Did

“Hell, let’s get this stinking image over with.” That was, in accordance with Frank Capra’s nephew, the general attitude going into manufacturing on It Occurred One Evening, the 1934 romantic comedy that pairs up Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable as a hate-at-first-sight romantic duo making their approach through bus from Florida to New York. Made by the then low-rent Columbia Photos after a complete bunch of stars handed on it, the movie ultimately become a basic Hollywood miracle—an enormous populist hit that took dwelling the seventh best-picture Oscar. It stays considered one of solely three movies to win the “high 5”: greatest image, director, actor, actress, and screenplay. (The opposite two, for you trivia associates, are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Silence of the Lambs.) 

For anybody seeking to get into Outdated Hollywood or be taught concerning the screwball-comedy style, It Occurred One Evening is a perfect place to begin. On this week’s Little Gold Males podcast, The Movie Expertise’s Nathaniel Rogers joins Katey Wealthy and Joanna Robinson for a glance again on the romantic comedy that set the template for thus many others—to not point out offered partial inspiration for Bugs Bunny. (Seriously!)  

This week’s episode additionally features a have a look at the brand new class of invited Academy members, spanning everybody from Robert Pattinson to Janet Jackson, and a proof of a latest rule change on the Golden Globes that may enable movies primarily not within the English language, like Minari, to compete within the best-picture class. Certain, it is perhaps too little and too late to save lots of the status of the Golden Globes, however possibly there’s a lesson in there for the Oscars too? 

And calling in from Cannes, Richard Lawson shares his reactions to some of the pageant premieres up to now, together with the polarizing Annette and Joanna Hogg’s arthouse sequel, The Souvenir Part II. 

Take a hearken to the episode above, and discover Little Gold Males on Apple Podcasts or wherever else you get your podcasts. You can even signal as much as obtain texts from us at Subtext—we’d love to listen to from you. 

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