Talking Pictures: Episode 6 – Pre-Code Films

I sit down with the wonderful Danny Reid, founder and runner of Pre-Code.com. Naturally enough, we discuss the good and the bad of Pre-Code films.

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Looking Back: Wings

With the Oscars coming up, I decided to go back and do a video review for the first Best Picture winner, Wings (1927).

The video review can be found here:

The original text review that I wrote in November 2012 can be found here: https://thecinematicpackrat.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/and-the-oscar-goes-to-wings/#more-64

And the Oscar Goes to…: Wings

The video version of this review (which I made in January 2014) can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anCBcxDSY80 Wings PosterOver the past 83 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has given out awards for outstanding work done for a movie. The most coveted is probably the Oscar for Best Picture. As of November 2012, 84 films have been honored with this award. Some films have deserved it; others have not. In this new series, I will examine each of the Best Picture winners, determine whether or not I think they should’ve won, and see how they hold up today. Continue reading