Screen Test of Time, Ep. 87: Pygmalion
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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This week on Screen Test of Time, the 1938 film adaptation of Pygmalion starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller takes Suzan utterly by surprise because… she kind of likes most of it? Luckily, David assuages her conflicted feelings over enjoying a movie with such a misogynist foundational narrative, by pointing out the movie’s one huge, self-annihilating flaw.
Year Eligible: 1938 (Nominated)
Additional audio from Pygmalion (1938)