Best Picture Blogs

May 13, 2014

1939 Winner for Outstanding Production – Gone With the Wind

What can I say about Gone With the Wind that hasn’t already been said by film historians and film scholars over the past 75 years? The […]
May 7, 2014

1938 Winner for Outstanding Production – You Can’t Take It With You

In the eleventh year of handing out Academy Awards, Frank Capra became the second director to helm two winners of the award for Outstanding Production (Best […]
April 30, 2014

1937 Winner for Outstanding Production – The Life of Emile Zola

I have to be honest with you. This film frustrated me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an excellent film in many ways. However, I feel that […]
April 23, 2014

1936 Winner for Outstanding Production – The Great Ziegfeld

Simply put, The Great Ziegfeld is a spectacle. It is everything that The Broadway Melody tried to be but couldn’t. It is ostentatious and over the top. […]