Contra Zoom

7: From Wings to Birdman 1938-1947 Part 2

Continuing on from our Best Picture Winner decade-by-decade breakdown from last week’s part 1 Dakota Arsenault and Andreas Babiolakis count down the top five films of 1938-1947. 

– Dakota recommends that you read the bio and trivia on actor John Garfield

Here is a link to our bottom five in this decade’s Best Picture Winner’s

Dakota’s ratings come first followed by Andreas’

5. Gentleman’s Agreement 7.5/10 8/10

4. You Can’t Take It With You 8.3/10 8/10

3. The Lost Weekend 8.7/10 9/10

2. Rebecca 8.5/10 10/10

1. Casablanca 9/10 10/10

Best Picture- Casablanca for both Dakota and Andreas 

Best Actor- Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend) for both Dakota and Andreas 

Best Actress- Greer Garson (Mrs. Miniver) for both Dakota and Andreas 

Best Supporting Actor- Lionel Barrymore (You Can’t Take It With You) is Dakota’s pick

John Garfield (Gentleman’s Agreement) is Andreas’ pick

Best Supporting Actress- Teresa Wright (Mrs. Miniver and The Best Year’s Of Our Lives) is Dakota’s pick

Judith Anderson (Rebecca) is Andreas’ pick

Songs from this episode are from The OBGM’s


– House

Make sure you check the band out at the year’s Riot Festival on Saturday September 19th and buy a digital copy of their newest album, which is self titled from their Bandcamp.

Follow us on twitter @contrazoompod along with the host’s Dakota @dgapa and Andreas @andreasbabs.

About author

Music Editor at Live in Limbo and Host of Contra Zoom podcast. Dakota is a graduate of Humber College's Acting for Film and Television. He now specializes in knowing all random trivia. He writes about music, sports and film. Dakota's life goal is visit all baseball stadiums, he's at 7.