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1947 Academy Award Best Writing Screenplay Nominees

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1947 Academy Award Best Writing Screenplay Nominees • Rome, Open City
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Rome, Open City

We wrap up our series on the nominees at the 1947 Academy Awards for Best Writing, Screenplay with a conversation about Roberto Rossellini’s 1945 film “Rome, Open City.” It’s a powerful film and a great entry in the early days of Italian neo-realism. Anna Magnani and Aldo Fabrizi are the standouts, but it’s really the war-torn city of Rome that lends incredible authenticity to this dark war story. Great conversation. Check it out!

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1947 Academy Award Best Writing Screenplay Nominees • The Killers
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The Killers

We continue our series on the 1947 Academy Award • Best Writing, Screenplay nominees, looking at Robert Siodmak’s “The Killers,” adapted from Ernest Hemingway’s short story. It’s a thrill of a noir and gorgeous to boot. Plus, Burt Lancaster in his first film and Ava Gardner as a knockout femme fatale! Check it out and tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1947 Academy Award Best Writing Screenplay Nominees • Brief Encounter
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Brief Encounter

We continue our 1947 Academy Award Best Writing, Screenplay nominee series with a conversation about David Lean’s 1945 film “Brief Encounter.” Does the drama about a never-consumed affair warrant all the, well… drama? Or does it end up feeling dated and tepid? We go back and forth on this one. Great conversation – tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1947 Academy Award Best Writing Screenplay Nominees • The Best Years of Our Lives
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The Best Years of Our Lives

We continue looking at 1947 Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees with William Wyler’s Best Picture winner, “The Best Years of Our Lives”. A magnificent film nailing the story of veterans struggling to reconnect with society after war. Check it out and tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: 1947 Academy Award Best Writing Screenplay Nominees • Anna and the King of Siam
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Anna and the King of Siam

We kick off our 1947 Academy Award Best Writing, Screenplay nominee series with John Cromwell’s “Anna and the King of Siam.” Despite some tough brownface and other related struggles, the story of Anna Leonowens and King Mongkut is one that’s intrigued audiences for ages. So how does this film work? And does it hold a candle to “The King and I”? Tune in!

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