The podcast where we watch every Academy Award Best Picture winner in no particular order
BP001 The Sting (1973)
Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
Episode 1: The Sting (1973)
Released 24 January 2018
**SPOILER WARNING** This podcast gives away major plot-points of The Sting, and we also discuss – among others – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wrestler, Fight Club, Ocean’s Eleven and The Sixth Sense.
For our first episode, we watched The Sting, written by David S Ward, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Robert Shaw with music arranged and composed by Marvin Hamlisch.
As well as Best Picture, The Sting won Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Music. It was also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Sound and Redford was nominated for Best Actor (Jack Lemmon won for Save the Tiger).
Next time we will be discussing All Quiet on the Western Front. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes UK or iTunes USA.
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