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The Best Pick movie podcast

Welcome to BEST PICK, the podcast in which we watch, assess and discuss every Academy Award Best Picture winner in no particular order. Hosted by @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan and @TomSalinsky.

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Sep 12, 2018

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky and our special guest David K Barnes.

Episode 17: Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Released 12 September 2018.

For this episode, we watched Around the World in Eighty Days, written by James Poe, John Farrow and S J Perelman, based on the novel by Jules Verne. It was directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Mike Todd. Stars were David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton and Shirley MacLaine with countless cameos besides.

The film won five Academy Awards from eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay. However, it received no acting nominations and Michael Anderson was beaten by George Stevens for Giant.

Next time we will be discussing Annie Hall at our first ever live show. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on, or, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).

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