Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nominees For Best Director Of 1932-33

George Cukor (Dinner At Eight and Little Women) (here with the cast of Little Women)

Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack (King Kong) (with Marguerite Harrison)

Ernst Lubitsch (Trouble In Paradise and Design For Living)

Leo McCarey (Duck Soup)

Jean Renoir (Boudu Saved From Drowning)


Erik Beck said...

No James Whale for Invisible Man or Mervyn LeRoy for I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang?

Mythical Monkey said...

Or Frank Capra for The Bitter Tea Of General Yen or Carl Theodor Dreyer for Vampyr or Fritz Lang for The Testament of Dr. Mabuse ...

It's an insanely loaded year for movies. I think there were at least ten directors worthy of a nomination. Probably more when you think about movies like Queen Christina, Liebelei, Zero For Conduct and probably others I'm forgetting off the top of my head.


The choice is difficult. Rouben Mamoulian probably had something to do with the great performance of Greta Garbo in Queen Christina. I agree with Erik Beck nominate Mervin LeRoy and his criticism of the system according penal (superb Paul Muni). Totally agree with Lubitsch's Design for loving and intelligent humor. The harvest of these years film was excellen

Samuel Wilson said...

Allow me to throw in Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkeley for 42nd Stret alongside all the worthies already mentioned.

Mythical Monkey said...

It was a big year for the Bacon-Berkeley combo -- they also made Footlight Parade together, with James Cagney and Joan Blondell.

It was a very deep year.