Our Oscar Podcast for this week (with a lot of long film clips) is two hours. It’s unreasonable to expect anyone to listen for that long but if you enjoy it, that’s great.
Rain Man is one of the few films in Oscar history to be the number one film at the box office and win Best Picture. 1988 was also significant in that it ushered in Julia Roberts (Mystic Pizza) who then changed the landscape of the American actress. Many of the strong box office draws faded. Still, it was a great year for movies, with Bull Durham, Last Temptation of Christ, Unbearable Lightness of Being, Dangerous Liaisons, etc. We talk a bit about the Butler all the way at the end.
Have a listen!