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Title: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 16, 2011, 12:43:09 AM
Hello, Filmspotting Nation! GothamCity151 is here once again to ride the coattails of movie list making in order to present yet another top 100 list. You know those people you see or hear in a movie? They are called actors, and their job is to deliver what is commonly referred to as a "performance". What am I trying to get at here? Well, I want to find out what the Forum members consider to be the pantheon of movie performances. It will be my job to tabulate and crunch numbers on votes and present to my fellow message boarders the Top 100 Performances Of All Time (According to those who vote). Now, this may sound familiar. Last year, in fact, the first rendition of this list was put together. This time around, we have seen more movies, seen more performances, changed opinions on previous performances, gathered new members, lost old members, and changed residences (well, that doesn't include everyone). The voting process will work the same this time as it did last time. If you are not aware of what to choose from, I'll remind you. Any performance goes. Whether it be male or female, lead or supporting, live action or vocal, they are all in the running. Simply just PM me your list, which does not have to be 100 performances, but I highly encourage that it is. Ranking is very important, so do not just send in a random order. The ranking and corresponding points are identical to that of the Top 100 Movies List. So, let's get cracking on those lists and hopefully I'll get many more submissions than I did last year. Voting will close on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 23:59:59 P.M. (based on your local time). Enjoy list making!

Once again I shall provide some suggestions on places to look in order to get your mind a-rollin':

Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: 2010 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9490.msg550549#msg550549)

Best of the Decade Winners
Best Lead Performance - Female (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7908.msg446848#msg446848)
Best Supporting Performance - Female (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7908.msg446849#msg446849)
Best Lead Performance - Male (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7908.msg446852#msg446852)
Best Supporting Performance - Male (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7908.msg446853#msg446853)

Best Performance Polls Index (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5824.msg260319#msg260319)

Top Performances of the 1950s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6936.0)
Top Performances of the 1960s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6619.0)
Top Performances of the 1970s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6127.0)
Top Performances of the 1980s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5991.0)
Top Performances of the 1990s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5910.0)
Top Performances of the 2000s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1739.0)


But really you should come up with your own lists!


By the way, formatting for submission is as follows:
Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon

If for a role in multiple films, it's:
Al Pacino - The Godfather Series
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotter's Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: verbALs on September 16, 2011, 04:41:42 AM
I will try to make a list of performances from films I have seen in the past year, which may make the job either MUCH harder or MUCH easier, we'll see. I would expect the number one to go to Paul Newman in The Verdict, so I would be judging against that standard (i.e. astronomically high); followed by the cast of The Friends of Eddie Coyle, just to show my soft sensitive side.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on September 16, 2011, 06:16:10 PM
I'm happy you're doing this again, Gotham.  Really hope that more people participate this year.  Folks who are/will be busy, just send in a top 5 at least.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on September 16, 2011, 06:30:39 PM
Last year we had directors and books going around the same time (and the first round of docs a bit later) and none of that is happening this year so far as I can tell so it should be a bit more breathing room. I might put a bit more effort into mine this time.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Jared on September 16, 2011, 07:15:14 PM
yep. last year I didnt have the time to get to this one, so Im starting today so I can get something together.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Shaw13 on September 16, 2011, 07:30:13 PM
I'll get working on this asap.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 16, 2011, 09:00:01 PM
Looking forward to this.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: MartinTeller on September 17, 2011, 03:33:26 AM
I think my list is going to be mostly the same as last year's, but I've got a few new additions.  I find performances a lot trickier than directors or films, so I try not to agonize too much over it.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 17, 2011, 05:07:38 AM
I hope to get a little time to update my list from last year. Thanks for doing this again GC
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: MartinTeller on September 21, 2011, 03:08:04 PM
I think my list is going to be mostly the same as last year's, but I've got a few new additions.  I find performances a lot trickier than directors or films, so I try not to agonize too much over it.

As I'm going over my list, I'm making a lot of replacements.  Lat time, I crammed a lot of people in there more because of the film than the performance.  For example, I love What Time Is It There?, and you can make a case for Kang-sheng Lee's under-acting as an art in itself, but it's not really a "favorite" performance in terms of being what I remember about that film.  The bottom half of my list especially is going to be quite a bit different this time around.  As a bit of a tease, I'm including a quartet of performances that I really wanted to include last year but couldn't justify "wasting" (in that no one else would vote for them) four slots.  This time, to heck with it, I'm just gonna have fun with it.  There's a lot of love going into this list.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 21, 2011, 03:16:52 PM
There's a lot of love going into this list.

That is all that is needed.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: tinyholidays on September 21, 2011, 03:25:27 PM
Going through my top 100 movies to make a preliminary list while awaiting chat!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: MartinTeller on September 23, 2011, 08:22:09 AM
Jumping on the video bandwagon, here's Part 1 (http://vimeo.com/29467764) of my list.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: 1SO on September 24, 2011, 12:35:59 AM
GothamCity151, your list makes for a good starter template. I could switch out some of the ones I don't agree with for Martin picks like Ann Savage or Tony Curtis.
I'm also very bothered by...
89. Anna Kendrick as Natalie Keener in Up In The Air
placing higher than
91. Henry Fonda as Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men

Martin... Katherine Hepburn for Holiday? Wow, that came out of left field. Even more than Cleavon Little.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 24, 2011, 01:07:26 AM
I'm also very bothered by...
89. Anna Kendrick as Natalie Keener in Up In The Air
placing higher than
91. Henry Fonda as Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men

I figured most would be.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 24, 2011, 09:01:51 AM
Martin... Katherine Hepburn for Holiday? Wow, that came out of left field. Even more than Cleavon Little.
:-\
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: verbALs on September 28, 2011, 07:33:14 AM
Jumping on the video bandwagon, here's Part 1 (http://vimeo.com/29467764) of my list.
Only got a chance today to watch your vid, nice choices...obviously I love your Network picks particularly since they come from the romance angle of the film that normally gets kicked, Holden and Straight though are brilliant. Monroe for Don't Bother to Knock was really interesting with Widmark and Bancroft in the same film- on reflection it is Monroe's film tho'. Windsor and Savage? Why not, you are motivating some noir picks from me now.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: MartinTeller on September 29, 2011, 10:12:49 AM
Thanks for watching, verbALs!  I think part 2 will go up Friday, with a finalized list (need to fix the ordering) soon thereafter.

Here's a list of my honorable mentions... these all are people who were either actually or theoretically on the list but didn't quite make the final cut. 

Al Pacino - The Godfather
Angelica Huston - The Dead
Audrey Hepburn - Two for the Road
Barbara Stanwyck - The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Beulah Bondi - Make Way for Tomorrow
Catherine Deneuve - Repulsion
Cecilia Roth - All About My Mother
Chhabi Biswas - The Music Room
Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
Delphine Seyrig - Jeanne Dielman
Faye Dunaway - Network
Francis Sullivan - Night and the City
Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain
Gene Wilder - Young Frankenstein
Googie Withers - Night and the City
Groucho Marx - Duck Soup
Harrison Ford - The Empire Strikes Back
Helen Walker - Nightmare Alley
Jack Lemmon - Glengarry Glen Ross
Jacques Tati - M. Hulot's Holiday
James Stewart - Vertigo
Jane Wyman - All That Heaven Allows
Jayne Mansfield - The Burglar
Jayne Mansfield - The Girl Can't Help It
Jeanne Moreau - The Bride Wore Black
Jean-Pierre Leaud - The 400 Blows
Jennifer Kendal - 36 Chowringhee Lane
Joe Pesci - GoodFellas
John Marley - Faces
Joseph Cotton - Shadow of a Doubt
Julie Hagerty - Airplane!
Juliet Binoche - Three Colors: Blue
Kang-sheng Lee - What Time Is It There?
Kazuo Hasegawa - Revenge of a Kabuki Actor
Laird Cregar - Hangover Square
Lalita Panyopas - 6ixtynin9
Laura del Sol - Carmen
Marcello Mastrianni - 8 1/2
Maurice Chevalier - Love Me Tonight
Michel Piccoli - Dillinger Is Dead
Naomi Watts - Mulholland Drive
Oskar Werner - Jules and Jim
Peter Finch - Network
Ray Bolger - The Wizard of Oz
Richard Burton - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Richard Widmark - Pickup on South Street
Robert Ryan - The Set-Up
Ruby Dee - Do the Right Thing
Shelley Duvall - The Shining
Silvia Pinal - Viridiana
Sterling Hayden - The Killing
Steve Coogan - Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Tim Carey - The Killing
Valentina Cortese - Thieves Highway
Wei Minhzi - Not One Less
William Talman - The Hitch-Hiker
Yeong-ae Lee - Lady Vengeance
Youssef Chahine - Cairo Station
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on October 02, 2011, 06:11:30 AM
Part 1 (http://vimeo.com/29467764)

part 2! (http://vimeo.com/29860770)

Yes, Jiang Wen in Devils on the Doorstep is Top 100 worthy, absolutely!  Paran Maum (i.e. the Linda Linda Linda cast)!  RE: Kati Outinen in Match Factory Girl, same comment as Jiang Wen.  Though the Outinen that's a contender for my list is her turn in Man Without a Past.  I'd be psyched if Mary Tyler Moore (Ordinary People) makes the compiled list.  Pretty sure Kerry Fox gets at least three votes (you, me, OAD).  And someone would have to be one of the biggest Julianne Moore haters to not consider her work in Safe as high quality.  Thanks for sharing your vids.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 17, 2011, 12:32:47 PM
Hey guys, just as a reminder, ballots are due in just a little over two weeks (on November 4th). So far, I have only received three ballots. So get those in.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on October 18, 2011, 04:43:52 PM
Folks who are/will be busy, just send in a top 5 at least.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: mañana on October 18, 2011, 05:30:49 PM
Will do.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: mañana on October 18, 2011, 06:28:04 PM
Be sensible, my number 1 is already decided (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ne5Lb2SiFHg/SwLCthpC2wI/AAAAAAAAoR0/kZsjhHtfJ8o/s400/anna+faris+just+friends.jpg).
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 28, 2011, 09:12:44 PM
One week to get the ballots in. I, so far, have only received 4.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: 1SO on October 28, 2011, 09:50:15 PM
I only have 56 names so far.  Need to dig up some more great ones.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Totoro on October 29, 2011, 02:13:17 AM
I have 100 names.

I may be missing some.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Totoro on October 29, 2011, 06:22:13 AM
I wouldn't put Kendrick in my top 1000 for that performance. I actually think its kind of a terrible one, her best scene being the one where her back is towards the camera!

By comparison, Mo'Nique was so, so brilliant that year. Where will she be on my list?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 29, 2011, 08:49:27 AM
I wouldn't put Kendrick in my top 1000 for that performance. I actually think its kind of a terrible one, her best scene being the one where her back is towards the camera!

By comparison, Mo'Nique was so, so brilliant that year. Where will she be on my list?

Oh, how wrong you are, Totoro, on both accounts.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Totoro on October 29, 2011, 01:30:04 PM
You think Mo'Nique is bad?!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 29, 2011, 01:41:08 PM
You think Mo'Nique is bad?!

I don't think she is "brilliant". I thought her performance was incredibly one note and her "big" scene felt incredibly forced. It's fine for what it is, but nothing special.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Totoro on October 29, 2011, 02:41:56 PM
You think Mo'Nique is bad?!

I don't think she is "brilliant". I thought her performance was incredibly one note and her "big" scene felt incredibly forced. It's fine for what it is, but nothing special.

It was forced. Her character was forcing herself to justify her actions and to appear as if she's a good person, but she fails terribly. I found that to be pretty complex. Otherwise, she may appear one note (possibly) but her performance also feels pretty realistic. I think people connect to performances that feel honest in their lives. I've known people like Mary through my friends. It's one of those performances that feels simultaneously like a horror film monster and a severely abused, incredibly weak woman.

Kendrick in Up in the Air feels one note. I feel that her big scene where her boyfriend breaks up with her was supposed to make the audience tear up and feel bad. Alternatively, my entire broke out in laughter. I laughed too - not because I was joining in - but because her breakdown felt forced and dishonest. I wasn't connected to her character at all. I guess she's kind of cute though.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 29, 2011, 02:58:06 PM
You think Mo'Nique is bad?!

I don't think she is "brilliant". I thought her performance was incredibly one note and her "big" scene felt incredibly forced. It's fine for what it is, but nothing special.

It was forced. Her character was forcing herself to justify her actions and to appear as if she's a good person, but she fails terribly. I found that to be pretty complex. Otherwise, she may appear one note (possibly) but her performance also feels pretty realistic. I think people connect to performances that feel honest in their lives. I've known people like Mary through my friends. It's one of those performances that feels simultaneously like a horror film monster and a severely abused, incredibly weak woman.

Kendrick in Up in the Air feels one note. I feel that her big scene where her boyfriend breaks up with her was supposed to make the audience tear up and feel bad. Alternatively, my entire broke out in laughter. I laughed too - not because I was joining in - but because her breakdown felt forced and dishonest. I wasn't connected to her character at all. I guess she's kind of cute though.

Maybe forced was the wrong word, or at least forced in a different manner than what you are speaking. I get that her character was putting on that front of caring for that scene. I think I mean forced in that Mo'Nique was trying so hard in this film to prove that she can act that it really rubbed me the wrong way.

I do not think that scene was about making the audience feel bad. It was about a character who had been, up until that point, someone who thinks they know all they need to know about the world and as emotionless as she possibly could be just losing it, in a totally embarrassing way. I think its an extremely funny/charming scene and felt honest to me, anyways.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on October 30, 2011, 04:49:09 AM
Been watching some stuff.

John Hurt and Richard Attenborough in 10 Rillington Place (you mofos at Turner Classic, thank you)
Judy Davis in Winter of Our Dreams
Judy Davis in Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (ineligible?)
Judy Davis is now, without a doubt, my favorite actress of all time.

(http://www.thelifecinematic.com/board/images/smilies/praiseia2.gif)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: verbALs on October 30, 2011, 04:54:20 AM
Mentioning Davis had me looking at imdb's page for A Passage To India, I had forgotten it as a David Lean film. It's the Davis performance I remember it for. The rest of the film not so much.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 03, 2011, 01:45:01 PM
REMINDER: BALLOTS ARE DUE TOMORROW!

Who I have received ballots from:
-'Noke
-Bondo
-MartinTeller
-Sandy
-smirnoff
-StudentOFilm
-toro913
-Totoro

BE SURE TO PM ME YOUR LISTS!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: smirnoff on November 03, 2011, 02:00:25 PM
No more procrastinating folks. Now is the time! :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Sandy on November 03, 2011, 02:18:15 PM
No more procrastinating folks. Now is the time! :)

...And you all don't want my sentimental/nostalgia picks to skew the vote!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on November 03, 2011, 03:44:08 PM
No more procrastinating folks. Now is the time! :)

Again, if folks are busy, just submit a small list maybe top 10, top 5, or top 3, even.

If I'm not happy with the level of participation, I will speak my mind on Festivus!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on November 03, 2011, 03:45:58 PM
Sandy, as always the best way to stoke participation is to put the "Fear of Bondo" TM into them. Is this the guy you want having undue influence over the final list results?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: jim brown on November 03, 2011, 06:34:57 PM
Judy Davis is now, without a doubt, my favorite actress of all time.
(http://www.thelifecinematic.com/board/images/smilies/praiseia2.gif)

Her performances in Naked Lunch and Husbands and Wives are simply brilliant.  An absolutely wonderful actress whose filmography I need to explore more thoroughly.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on November 03, 2011, 06:55:25 PM
Judy Davis is now, without a doubt, my favorite actress of all time.
(http://www.thelifecinematic.com/board/images/smilies/praiseia2.gif)

Her performances in Naked Lunch and Husbands and Wives are simply brilliant.  An absolutely wonderful actress whose filmography I need to explore more thoroughly.

Yup, those two are some of her first tier work.  High Tide might just be my highest ranking Judy Davis performance on my list that I'll submit.  It's on Netflix Instant, people!!!  As far as I know, the only DVD of it is an Australian edition/Region 4 which was just released last year.  It's on VHS, too.  Judy Davis dancing and singing = awesomeness.  I'm going to revisit Husbands and Wives in a few hours.  That's what's holding me back from considering HT my #1 JD.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: jim brown on November 03, 2011, 07:00:37 PM
Judy Davis is now, without a doubt, my favorite actress of all time.
(http://www.thelifecinematic.com/board/images/smilies/praiseia2.gif)

Her performances in Naked Lunch and Husbands and Wives are simply brilliant.  An absolutely wonderful actress whose filmography I need to explore more thoroughly.

Yup, those two are some of her first tier work.  High Tide might just be my highest ranking Judy Davis performance on my list that I'll submit.  It's on Netflix Instant, people!!!  As far as I know, the only DVD of it is an Australian edition/Region 4 which was just released last year.  It's on VHS, too.  Judy Davis dancing and singing = awesomeness.  I'm going to revisit Husbands and Wives in a few hours.  That's what's holding me back from considering HT my #1 JD.

Thanks Ver (may I call you Ver?) - HT is now at the top of my of my Instant Queue!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Sandy on November 03, 2011, 07:35:31 PM
I missed the Judy Davis praise. Don't forget to check out my #39--My Brilliant Career. I also liked One Against the Wind.

Bondo! Between the two of us, we should motivate many to submit their lists. :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: jim brown on November 03, 2011, 07:50:02 PM
I missed the Judy Davis praise. Don't forget to check out my #39--My Brilliant Career. I also liked One Against the Wind.

Check and check.

I remember when Siskel and Ebert reviewed MBC.  My goodness - how the years have flown.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 04, 2011, 10:23:44 AM
LAST REMINDER: BALLOTS ARE DUE TODAY!!!

Who I have received ballots from:
-1SO
-'Noke
-Bondo
-MartinTeller
-Sandy
-smirnoff
-StudentOFilm
-toro913
-Totoro
-verbALs

BE SURE TO PM ME YOUR LISTS!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: mañana on November 04, 2011, 10:44:54 AM
I'm gonna do this, I promise.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 06, 2011, 04:52:30 PM
Just to clarify, these are the ballots I received:
-1SO
-'Noke
-Bondo
-MartinTeller
-roujin
-Sandy
-smirnoff
-StudentOFilm
-toro913
-Totoro
-verbALs
-Verite

If you thought you sent me your ballots and you are not listed, please resend them.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: pixote on November 07, 2011, 01:25:25 PM
If it's not too late, can you just use my ballot from last year? I can resend it, if need be.

pixote
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 07, 2011, 02:20:25 PM
If it's not too late, can you just use my ballot from last year? I can resend it, if need be.

pixote

Sure, that is fine. Resend it if you please.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on November 07, 2011, 04:57:50 PM
Thanks Ver (may I call you Ver?) - HT is now at the top of my of my Instant Queue!

Ver or Schmer.

Hope you enjoy JD in HT.

I missed the Judy Davis praise. Don't forget to check out my #39--My Brilliant Career. I also liked One Against the Wind.

Love those two!  I caught up with Impromptu also. 
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 14, 2011, 04:03:07 PM
Hey guys,

I am currently calculating all the votes and whatnot. I was thinking about doing the Chat reveal of the list on Saturday, November, 19, at 8:00 EST. Thoughts?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: smirnoff on November 16, 2011, 04:12:48 PM
I say just let 'er rip :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 18, 2011, 11:59:18 PM
Hey guys,

I am currently calculating all the votes and whatnot. I was thinking about doing the Chat reveal of the list on Saturday, November, 19, at 8:00 EST. Thoughts?

This will not happen at the time. I am going to postpone it until after Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for updates.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 25, 2011, 04:56:07 PM
Okay, I am aiming for a December 3rd 8:00 P.M. EST reveal. Sorry for all the delays, but the holidays and schoolwork got in the way. I am 99% positive this will be the time.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 29, 2011, 03:19:55 PM
Okay, I am aiming for a December 3rd 8:00 P.M. EST reveal. Sorry for all the delays, but the holidays and schoolwork got in the way. I am 99% positive this will be the time.

Looks like the 1% prevailed. Actually, I am going to do the countdown tomorrow, November 30, 2011, at 7:00 EST. Hope you join in the chat for the unveiling. Perhaps I might even get things started tonight with 25 or so places.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 29, 2011, 06:00:39 PM
I decided to start with some tonight. Join the chat (http://www.chatzy.com/639320735094).
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: smirnoff on November 29, 2011, 06:38:17 PM
Mmmm mmm mmm, that presentation is SO sweet! Nicely done, sir!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Beavermoose on November 29, 2011, 07:36:11 PM
Really cool presentation.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: 1SO on November 29, 2011, 07:46:56 PM
77. Emma Thompson in Stranger Than Fiction.

This is the first one that's got me scratching my head. I never even hear anyone talk about this performance. I have to believe now that Emma has a couple of more coming up. Remains of the Day certainly. 
Howards End
Much Ado About Nothing
Primary Colors
Sense and Sensibility

That's 5 performances more memorable than Stranger Than Fiction.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on November 29, 2011, 08:12:55 PM
Her performance in Wit is better than in Stranger Than Fiction.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: 1SO on November 29, 2011, 08:17:18 PM
Her performance in Wit is better than in Stranger Than Fiction.

Agree. That's 6.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: MartinTeller on November 29, 2011, 08:56:41 PM
FYI, there's two M's in Jack Lemmon

Some unusual stuff in the list, but I'm glad to see several on my picks on there.  I don't get the love for Cruise in Magnolia, but at least it's down from #7.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 29, 2011, 08:58:07 PM
FYI, there's two M's in Jack Lemmon

I'm aware. There's also two I's in Liaisons. I'll fix it when I'm done.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: oneaprilday on November 29, 2011, 09:02:16 PM
Really happy to see The Verdict on the list (now that I've seen it).
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 29, 2011, 10:12:16 PM
Can I get the countdown pinned and locked?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on November 29, 2011, 10:12:54 PM
Well, 20 from my list made the final cut including my 3-8. An improvement I expect. Still a bit to much canonical stuff to get overly excited about it. Next year I shall double down on the gaming.

Anyway, thanks for putting in the time and effort GC.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 29, 2011, 10:14:51 PM
Can I get the countdown pinned and locked?

Actually, not locked.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: AAAutin on November 29, 2011, 10:19:59 PM
Interesting list. The fact that Gena Rowlands nabbed #1 (two years running!) is a testament to the sophistication of you voters.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 29, 2011, 10:22:24 PM
Interesting list. The fact that Gena Rowlands nabbed #1 (two years running!) is a testament to the sophistication of you voters.

That, or the lack of voters for diversification.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: MartinTeller on November 29, 2011, 10:45:12 PM
Well, she was MY #1 for two years running :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: 1SO on November 29, 2011, 10:52:06 PM
#25 didn't load for me. Who is it? Please say Diane Keaton – LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 29, 2011, 10:58:53 PM
#25 didn't load for me. Who is it? Please say Diane Keaton – LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR

Peter Finch - Network
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: verbALs on November 30, 2011, 12:30:00 AM
Fine bit of presentation there, well played. I hope the Persona picture was supposed to be Liv Ullman, it suits the theme of the film!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 30, 2011, 12:39:36 AM
I hope the Persona picture was supposed to be Liv Ullman, it suits the theme of the film!

It wasn't. It was a mistake on my part. This will be changed.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on November 30, 2011, 02:45:38 AM
Love the new entries: Lesley Manville, Judy Davis, Anamaria Marinca, and Patricia Neal.

And wow at the jump for Hackman.  Not complaining, he's superb in it.

Thanks for running it again Gotham!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 30, 2011, 11:19:51 AM
The first post now of the countdown now has the complete list.

Some Stats:
37% Female
63% Male

New Entries: 36

Biggest Climb: Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolf (+69)
Biggest Drop: Kerry Fox - An Angel At My Table (-50)
Highest Position Of A New Entry: David Thewlis - Naked (#8)
Highest Position Last Year To Drop Off The List: Robert Mitchum - The Night Of The Hunter (Was #9)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: MartinTeller on November 30, 2011, 11:23:25 AM
Biggest Climb: Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolf (+69)
Highest Position Of A New Entry: David Thewlis - Naked (#8)

Yay!

Biggest Drop: Kerry Fox - An Angel At My Table (-50)

Ouch.  At least she's still on the list.  Who voted for her last year that didn't vote for her this year?


In general, I was pretty pleased to see so many of my favorites rise up the list or make a new appearance, and to see a number that I consider overrated to slip down/off the list.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 30, 2011, 11:38:58 AM
In general, I was pretty pleased to see so many of my favorites rise up the list or make a new appearance, and to see a number that I consider overrated to slip down/off the list.

That'll certainly happen when such few people send in ballots.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: smirnoff on November 30, 2011, 11:41:15 AM
I don't think I can disagree with anything on this list. Every performance I've seen I've liked.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: oneaprilday on November 30, 2011, 12:42:30 PM
Biggest Drop: Kerry Fox - An Angel At My Table (-50)

Ouch.  At least she's still on the list.  Who voted for her last year that didn't vote for her this year?
Probably my fault.  I sent in a ballot last year but not this year.  :(
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: mañana on November 30, 2011, 01:34:04 PM
The continued snubbing of Anna Faris and Will Forte illustrates just how middlebrow you all are.

Good stuff - thanks for doing this, GothamCity!