EFC II #210 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#210 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Dir. Victor Fleming
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Pat Walshe, Clara Blandick, Terry the dog, The Singer Midgets

The two hundred and tenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, one of the greatest family films of all time, The Wizard of Oz.

Recorded in May 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Original Song (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg), Best Original Score (Herbert Stothart)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s a film you should see before you’re ten!

Luke: Yeah, it’s an absolute classic, such a delightful film, everyone should see it at least once.

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EFC II #144 – Destry Rides Again (1939)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#144 – Destry Rides Again (1939)
Dir. George Marshall
Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy

The one hundred and forty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Marshall’s highly entertaining Western, Destry Rides Again.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think so, it’s a lot of fun and features two icons of cinema together on screen in Dietrich and Stewart.

EFC II #64 – Stagecoach (1939)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#64 – Stagecoach (1939)
Dir. John Ford
Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler

The sixty-forth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Ford’s iconic western, marking his first team up with the legendary John Wayne, Stagecoach.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, absolutely, an excellent western, and an excellent film in general.

EFC II #28 – Gone with the Wind (1939)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#28 – Gone with the Wind (1939)
Dir. Victor Fleming
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O’Neil, Evelyn Keyes, Hattie McDaniel

The twenty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the classic, grand sweeping epic, one of the most popular and successful movies of all time: Gone with the Wind.

Recorded in June 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (David O. Selznick), Best Director (Victor Fleming), Best Screenplay (Sidney Howard), Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel), Best Art Direction (Lyle R. Wheeler), Best Cinematography (Ernest Haller Ray Rennehan), Technical Achievement Award (Don Musgrave), Honourary Award for Use of Colour (William Cameron Menzies)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s one of those films you need to say that you’ve seen, it’s a classic.

Luke: Yes, it’s a bonafide, all time classic.