Talking Movies, Episode 2: The Lost Weekend (1945), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
By Mark Pinkert
For the second episode of Talking Movies, we watched three Academy Award Best Pictures from the post-war 1940s. How do these compare with the anguished noir films of the same era? How were the directors of these films themselves influenced by the war? How did cinematic technique and performance communicate important social messages? Listen to a discussion of these questions and many more in Episode 2 of Talking Movies.
~ Talking Movies is a podcast series covering classic films from the 20th century. In this episode, our guest co-host is Scott Feinberg, the lead awards analyst for The Hollywood Reporter and the founder/editor-in-chief of ScottFeinberg.com.