90 Days of Oscar Nominees #43 – Madame Curie (1943)


In my attempt to have a more prolific repertoire of Oscar Nominated Films, I have taken it upon myself to watch 90 new Best Picture Nominees that I’ve never seen before between 5 Dec 2017 and The 90th Annual Oscars on 4 Mar 2018.

Here is my 43rd review of the 90 chosen Films…

“No true scientist can have anything to do with women. ” – Pierre Curie

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Jan 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Biography of one of the first female scientist who ended up changing the way the world looks at science and scientific discoveries.

My Take on it – Working in the field of scientific research, I have always been aware of the names of Marie and Pierre Curie yet never really knew the story behind their work and discoveries.

This film does a great job telling us the story of one of the first women who was able to change the way that the world and scientists look at female researchers.

They build the story up really well and we get to see how the collaborative work between the couple leads them to new and important discoveries.

I liked the way that they are shown working together but it is clear that she is truly spearheading their endeavors.

The cast is great with Greer Garson and Walther Pidgeon doing really nice jobs as the two leads.

They both were nominated for Lead Oscars among the films total of 7 nominations including Best Picture.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t able to win any of them.

Bottom Line – Great biography of a woman who was able to change the way the world looks at female scientists. Really enjoyed the way the story builds up and we see the collaborative work with her husband yet also see how she spearheaded the scientific discoveries.  Great cast helps make this biopic feel so realistic and Garson and Pidgeon are nice choices for the two leads and both were nominated for Lead Oscars for these roles. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Originally planned for Greta Garbo and Spencer Tracy to star in. However, Ève Curie, who wrote the memoir of her mother on which the film was based, thought Garbo was “too glamorous.” Her contract gave her star approval, and she used it to insist that Greer Garson be cast. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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