Annie (1982) w/ Austin from I Hate Your Taste In Movies

Austin, from the podcast, I Hate Your Taste In Movies, is our guest to talk about the 1982 John Huston musical, Annie, which boasted hit songs such as “Tomorrow” and “A Hard Knock Life” as well as a loaded cast including Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, and Tim Curry. We talk about the negative critical reception that film initially received, including a Golden Raspberry nomination for star Aileen Quinn as worst actress.

We touch on many of the different iterations of Annie over the years, including the Broadway musical that preceded the film, and we trace Jay-Z’s sample of “A Hard Knock Life” to his role as a producer of the 2014 version of Annie. Austin talks about how the 1999 film seemed to be the version of choice amongst her peers in school and I share about an educational film I watched in school starring Aileen Quinn.

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