OSCARS '91: Thelma & Louise


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CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of murder, attempted sexual assault, theft, robbery, guns, police, misogyny, neglect, suicide.

We’re continuing our Oscars ‘91 series with a groundbreaking major studio movie in its willingness to put women front and center as our heroines. Although, these two aren’t the perfect protagonists by any measure, but they are truly compelling. And while the film is rightly remembered as a classic, it’s not without its faults. There’s a lot of the movie that focuses away from what makes it so great, either out of messy writing or frustrating directing. Still, anytime you can put Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in a car in the southwest, it’s worth the price of admission. Hit the pedal all the way down as we discuss Thelma & Louise on Macintosh & Maud Haven’t Seen What?!

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Intro and outro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

Excerpt taken from “Thelma & Louise / End Credits” from the motion picture soundtrack to Thelma & Louise, written and composed by Hans Zimmer. Copyright 1991 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.

Excerpts taken from the film Thelma & Louise, © 1991 METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC.

Excerpt taken from “How to Survive in South Central,” written and performed by Ice Cube and produced by Ice Cube and Sir Jinx. © 1991 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.; Qwest Records.

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