Tonight, Rachel Wagner and I did another ‘His Pick, Her Pick’ podcast, where we each pick a film the other hasn’t seen, watch them and discuss them both. With this year’s Academy Award nominations not far away, we decided to choose previous winners of the Academy Award for Best Picture. Rachel’s nomination was the 2002 winner, A Beautiful Mind, while mine was the 1976 winner, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
It was a fun discussion which led in some interesting directions, such as whether these two films really should have won their Academy Awards – Rachel felt Jaws should have won in 1976, and I felt The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring should have won in 2002 – as well as some discussion of mental illness, a central subject in both films, and whether it is portrayed in a respectful or realistic manner.
I hope I come across okay in this podcast and others I’ve done; I find it a bit more difficult to put thoughts into words when I’m speaking than when I’m writing. As I’m moving soon, I’m also hoping to set up a more interesting background in the future!
You can watch the video below!