Tom Jones (#51)

This week, the guys talk about what maybe one of the strangest choices to win Best Picture at the Oscars. That’s right, Brendan and Jason discuss the 1963 Tony Richardson romp Tom Jones starring the late, great Albert Finney. They talk about the unique film editing techniques drawing from both past and present, the dark subjects the film approaches with a very light tone, the use of a goofy narrator, all of the animal actors, the film’s controversial standing amongst film critics and much more.

The guys also draw next week’s movie out of a hat! What will it be? Join us, won’t you?

 

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Tom Jones stars Albert Finney; Susannah York, Diane Cilento, Hugh Griffith, Joyce Redman, Joan Greenwood, Edith Evans, Peter Bull, Lynn Redgrave, Freda Jackson, Julian Glover and David Warner; directed by Tony Richardson.

 

 

Is It Streaming?

USA: Criterion Channel and HBO Max

Canada: Criterion Channel

UK: available to rent on Amazon

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