Oscar Talk w/ Beverly Gray by · Published January 31, 2018 · Updated February 5, 2018 In this special supplemental episode, Tyler is joined by author Beverly Gray to discuss the Academy Awards. Related Posts:Episode 846: Palme d'Or with Aaron NeuwirthEpisode 838: Cutting Quasi with Frank McGrathEpisode 843: Best Needle Drops Ever w/ Rico Gagliano &…Tyler Takes On the Oscars and Other Stuff You Might Have…Episode 835: Oscars 2023 (Tyler's Take)Episode 834: Oscars 2023Episode 836: West's Top Five Angelo Badalamenti TracksEpisode 842: Summer Movie Preview 2023 Share
Tyler, you’re not wrong. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” isn’t a very good movie. Some may chalk it up to simple datedness, but I think most of its hamminess is inherently bad. Plenty of other movies from the same year (The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night) dealt with timely issues, and THEY don’t seem half as dated as GWCTD does. I would compare it to Easy Rider (admittedly a much different film), which was groundbreaking at the time, but not especially good in the modern day.
Moral of the story, great filmmaking stands the test of time. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner may have been important, but doesn’t IMO stand the test of time.