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On the agenda:
- On this special episode, we are introducing our readers (and listeners) to some of the competitors in this year’s CIRCUIT MADNESS tournament that will focus on all of the Academy Award winners for DIRECTOR.
- We are naming the 60 directors and films that were chosen and their seeding. We then move to name the director’s that will compete for YOUR votes to be included as the 12-seed wildcards in the tournament.
- The Wildcard selections are:
1927/28 Lewis Milestone — Two Arabian Knights AND Frank Borzage — 7th Heaven
1928/29 Frank Lloyd — The Divine Lady
1930/31 Skippy — Norman Taurog
1931/32 Bad Girl — Frank Borzage
1932/33 Cavalcade — Frank Lloyd
1935 The Informer — John Ford
1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town — Frank Capra
1937 The Awful Truth — Leo McCarey
1938 You Can’t Take It with You — Frank Capra
1941 How Green Was My Valley — John Ford
1942 Mrs. Miniver — William Wyler
1944 Going My Way — Leo McCarey
1947 Gentleman’s Agreement — Elia Kazan
1949 A Letter to Three Wives — Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1955 Marty — Delbert Mann
1958 Gigi — Vincente Minnelli
1963 Tom Jones — Tony Richardson
1966 A Man for All Seasons — Fred Zinnemann
1968 Oliver! — Carol Reed
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer — Robert Benton
1980 Ordinary People — Robert Redford
1983 Terms of Endearment — James L. Brooks
1988 Rain Man — Barry Levinson
1989 Born on the Fourth of July — Oliver Stone
1995 Braveheart — Mel Gibson
2001 A Beautiful Mind — Ron Howard
2004 Million Dollar Baby — Clint Eastwood
2008 Slumdog Millionaire — Danny Boyle
2010 The King’s Speech — Tom Hooper
2011 The Artist — Michel Hazanavicius
2012 Life of Pi — Ang Lee
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