Sunday, March 18, 2018

Alternate Oscars: Vote For The Best Picture Of 1939


Anonymous said...

would have voted for Gunga Din if it had been there.

Mythical Monkey said...

Yeah, Gunga Din is great, one of Cary Grant's best.

'39 was a really tough year to narrow down -- Dark Victory, The Four Feathers, Goodbye Mr Chips, Gunga Din, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Roaring Twenties, Young Mr Lincoln, Le Jour se lève, Midnight, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, Intermezzo, Love Affair, Union Pacific ... that would be a pretty good top ten all by itself.

Gunga Din, The Four Feathers and Young Mr. Lincoln, I think, were all competing for that last slot which went to The Women and Destry Rides Again. In the year of #MeToo and #TimesUp, I couldn't leave off The Women, a movie I really like.

Maybe could have dropped Destry Rides Again ...

Time to start alternate Alternate Oscars!