Filmspotting Forum

Filmspotting Message Boards => Filmspotter Pantheon => Topic started by: Mike Shutt on September 22, 2011, 08:06:12 PM

Title: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 22, 2011, 08:06:12 PM
You can post your lists here. I will try to keep this first post updates with links to the lists.

Lists:
Bondo (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg634247#msg634247)
GothamCity151 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg627180#msg627180)
MartinTeller (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg629145#msg629145)
Sandy (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg637328#msg637328)
smirnoff (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg637114#msg637114)
StudentOFilm (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg627396#msg627396)
toro913 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg631468#msg631468)
Totoro - Part I (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg636588#msg636588)
Totoro - Part II (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg636801#msg636801)
Totoro - Part III (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg636890#msg636890)
Totoro - Part IV (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg636937#msg636937)
Totoro - Part V (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg636957#msg636957)
Totoro - Part VI (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg637147#msg637147)
verbALs (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg628301#msg628301)
Verite - Sample (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10527.msg638099#msg638099)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 23, 2011, 04:16:43 AM
Part 1 (http://vimeo.com/29467764)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 23, 2011, 08:53:10 PM
I guess people aren't so into videos anymore  :-\   I know it's not Verite-quality, but I did put quite a bit of time into it.

Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 23, 2011, 10:31:35 PM
Here is my list for this year. There are a lot of new entries because I hurried my list last year and I have seen a lot of good performances in the past year. The number in the parenthesis is last year's rank. I hope you enjoy it.

100. Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in The Harry Potter Series (N/E)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/nnwunm.jpg)

99. Claude Rains as Captain Renault in Casablanca (87)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/33wnkb9.jpg)

98. Winona Ryder as Veronica Sawyer in Heathers (N/E)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/1zvvrs7.png)

97. Jack Lemmon as Shelley Levine in Glengarry Glen Ross (N/E)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/zwb3bp.png)

96. Christopher Lloyd as Doctor Emmett Brown in The Back To The Future Series (74)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/30rps43.jpg)

95. Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The Shining (N/E)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/dbmser.jpg)

94. Robert Duvall as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now (89)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/v8lr8m.jpg)

93. Tony Jay as Judge Claude Frollo in The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (94)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/14ikahe.jpg)

92. Anna Karina as Nana Kleinfrankenheim in Vivre Sa Vie (N/E)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/25hmw3k.jpg)

91. Henry Fonda as Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men (N/E)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/azdtah.jpg)

90. Nicolas Cage as Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman in Adaptation. (N/E)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/28gz8s0.png)

89. Anna Kendrick as Natalie Keener in Up In The Air (N/E)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2vngg90.jpg)

88. Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (N/E)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/pp0jr.jpg)

87. Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (47)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2rxitzd.jpg)

86. Victor Sjöström as Professor Isak Borg in Wild Strawberries (N/E)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/jhsxo3.jpg)

85. Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects (53)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/abgyko.jpg)

84. Ellen Burnstyn as Sara Goldfarb in Requiem For A Dream (N/E)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/suvjh2.jpg)

83. Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (N/E)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2yw910l.jpg)

82. Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel in This Is Spın̈al Tap (58)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/10i8cad.jpg)

81. Fred Willard as Mike LaFontaine in A Mighty Wind (N/E)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2dcekpc.jpg)

80. Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs (N/E)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/25oxisg.jpg)

79. Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in The Millenium Trilogy (72)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2qvbdib.jpg)

78. Tim Curry as Wadsworth in Clue (67)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2i88z0m.jpg)

77. Nicole Kidman as Satine in Moulin Rouge! (N/E)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2z5u8b6.jpg)

76. Carey Mulligan as Jenny Mellor in An Education (N/E)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/24y1l5k.jpg)

75. Naomi Watts as Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn in Mullholland Dr. (N/E)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/16kuo35.jpg)

74. Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose (90)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/i5n5ep.jpg)

73. James Dean as Jett Rink in Giant (52)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2hem13a.jpg)

72. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates Of The Caribbean Series (85)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/27yr69u.jpg)

71. Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein (65)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/14p2c4.jpg)

70. Al Pacino as Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon (82)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/23lecuc.jpg)

69. Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (43)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2q2lmyo.jpg)

68. Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands in Hunger (N/E)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2j4bwhc.jpg)

67. Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers in Black Swan (N/E)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2nv40li.jpg)

66. Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown in My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (N/E)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2vxk94m.jpg)

65. Laurence Olivier as Andrew Wyke in Sleuth (71)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/10n854y.jpg)

64. John Hurt as John Merrick in The Elephant Man (77)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/25aqk3l.jpg)

63. Joel Grey as The Master Of Ceremonies in Cabaret (36)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/20utmdl.jpg)

62. Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday (N/E)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2u5q1lf.png)

61. Jack Lemmon as C.C. Baxter in The Apartment (N/E)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/xnempx.jpg)

60. Leslie Nielsen as Dr. Rumack in Airplane! (51)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/mcgodc.png)

59. Charles Bronson as Harmonica in Once Upon A Time In The West (N/E)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2zh056w.jpg)

58. James Stewart as John “Scottie” Ferguson in Vertigo (60)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/icjrth.jpg)

57. Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in Fargo (N/E)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/352q2bb.jpg)

56. Julianne Moore as Linda Partridge in Magnolia (50)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2yzjs7q.jpg)

55. Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in Casablanca (66)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2igod93.png)

54. Uma Thurman as The Bride in Kill Bill (59)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2ugl847.jpg)

53. Bill Murray as Bob Harris in Lost In Translation (N/E)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2q8t5qd.jpg)

52. Cary Grant as Roger O. Thornbill in North By Northwest (35)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/vs0013.jpg)

51. Audrey Tatou as Amélie Poulain in Amélie (N/E)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/122dxs4.jpg)

50. Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange (N/E)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2r43m7k.jpg)

49. Clark Gable as Peter Warne in It Happened One Night (33)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/t6xb0o.jpg)

48. Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair in Waiting For Guffman (38)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/28tcen9.jpg)

47. Alain Delon as Jef Costello in Le Samouraï (N/E)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/119174z.jpg)

46. Diane Keaton as Annie Hall in Annie Hall (N/E)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/fvxkkk.png)

45. Kevin Kline as Otto in A Fish Called Wanda (37)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2mpboys.jpg)

44. Marty Feldman as Igor in Young Frankenstein (45)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/5b7dpg.jpg)

43. Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (49)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2zxpbuw.jpg)

42. Madeline Kahn as Lili Von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles (28)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/9068vq.jpg)

41. Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice in Beetlejuice (34)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/149qgx2.jpg)

40. Amy Adams as Ashley Johnsten in Junebug (N/E)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2ih5ki9.jpg)

39. Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (25)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/25a4361.jpg)

38. Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup (31)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/fo416v.jpg)

37. Michael Madsen as Vic “Mr. Blonde” Vega in Reservoir Dogs (48)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2h6bvw6.jpg)

36. Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather Series (27)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/261dx1h.jpg)

35. Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood in Singin’ In The Rain (19)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/5eh1xc.jpg)

34. James Stewart as Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (29)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/dcr2wm.jpg)

33. Barbara Stanwyck as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (N/E)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/n1sb6a.jpg)

32. William Holden as Max Schumacher in Network (20)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2enak1s.jpg)

31. Bruce Campbell as Ash in The Evil Dead Series (24)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/10pcz7q.jpg)

30. Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill “The Butcher” Cutting in Gangs Of New York (32)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/21jvkw4.jpg)

29. F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (N/E)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/317cj2t.jpg)

28. Helena Bonham Carter as Marla Singer in Fight Club (78)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/14l8380.jpg)

27. Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVitto in GoodFellas (17)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/t86ski.jpg)

26. Kate Winslet as Clementine Kruczynski in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (26)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2qnab0i.jpg)

25. Tom Cruise as Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia (22)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2rz283c.jpg)

24. Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (30)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/28lrwpd.jpg)

23. Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (23)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/23wk2mt.jpg)

22. Tom Hardy as Michael “Charles Bronson” Peterson in Bronson (81)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/nzayh.jpg)

21. Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in On The Waterfront (14)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2vnj69c.jpg)

20. Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski (16)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/x6sux.jpg)

19. Peter Sellers as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove in Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (54)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/9zyoo8.jpg)

18. Jack Nicholson as R.P. MacMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (12)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2znz49y.jpg)

17. Julie Christie as Constance Miller in McCabe And Mrs. Miller (21)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/293jb4j.png)

16. Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (18)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/sxyuye.jpg)

15. Orson Welles as Hank Quinlan in Touch Of Evil (13)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/161yo8g.jpg)

14. Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story (10)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/ouuliq.jpg)

13. Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver [8]
(http://i53.tinypic.com/20rsp68.jpg)

12. Kim Novak as Madeline Elster/Judy Barton in Vertigo (15)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2h7gmcw.jpg)

11. Michael Caine as Milo Tindle in Sleuth (11)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/25twxax.jpg)

10. Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull (46)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/sdjia1.jpg)

9. John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski (9)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/o9oh35.jpg)

8. Faye Dunaway as Diana Christensen in Network (6)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2zgzvpv.jpg)

7. Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight (79)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/s27214.jpg)

6. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird (2)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2qibxhe.jpg)

5. Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (7)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2v9dm2p.jpg)

4. Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind (4)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/21aa1w4.jpg)

3. Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane (5)
(http://i53.tinypic.com/o0qdd1.jpg)

2. Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (3)
(http://i55.tinypic.com/dmvbqo.jpg)

1. Peter Finch as Howard Beale in Network (1)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/1rxgqr.jpg)


Some Stats:
Male: 73%
Female: 27%

New Entries: 32
Number Of Performances That Won Oscars: 25
Number Of Performances The Were Nominated For Oscars: 54
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: toro913 on September 23, 2011, 10:35:08 PM
Watched it this morning, didn't have time to comment. A lot of performances from films I haven't seen, but it reminded me how great Thelma Ritter is in Pickup on South Street. She will definitely be making my list. You certainly have a thing for film noir dames.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 23, 2011, 10:36:04 PM
Martin, I watched your video, it was impressive work to get all those snippets. Most interesting was the 3 cast members from Linda, Linda, Linda all in a group.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 23, 2011, 10:44:07 PM
Martin and Gotham my favourite overlap from your 1.5 lists is Marty Feldman as Igor.

Gotham great shot from Taxi Driver, DeNiro ripped as.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 23, 2011, 11:38:03 PM
GC, I think I counted 14 overlap with my own list, and several others I was considering.  It's cool that you have so many new entries, especially Stanwyck! 

Watched it this morning, didn't have time to comment. A lot of performances from films I haven't seen, but it reminded me how great Thelma Ritter is in Pickup on South Street. She will definitely be making my list. You certainly have a thing for film noir dames.

Naturally!  There's a few more coming up in part 2.  Although that half will lean heavier on the more iconic performances... I kind of wish I had worked on the order a little more.

Martin, I watched your video, it was impressive work to get all those snippets. Most interesting was the 3 cast members from Linda, Linda, Linda all in a group.

4 members, actually!  Yes, I'm "throwing away" four slots on my ballot, but I don't care.  I just love those gals, and I'm making up for the mistake of leaving LLL off my 100 films list. 
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on September 24, 2011, 02:24:31 AM
I guess people aren't so into videos anymore  :-\

I chalk it up to people not having time to watch (or perhaps some find it an inconvenience or time consuming to pause the video to write down notes for a written response then go back and play and pause again, repeat) because I find it hard to believe that movie fans wouldn't find an assembly of motion picture clips from some of their favorite movies or performances to be worthy of written feedback.  My reasoning is people here really love screen shots and continue to comment on them, and since clips are the source of screen shots, then people must like them, too, to some degree.

As for me, I've been busy this past week and I only managed to watch a little past 2 minutes of your video.  I'll definitely finish watching it.  I haven't had time to post my response to Col. George Taylor and bobbyb's videos yet.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 24, 2011, 02:47:42 AM

Martin, I watched your video, it was impressive work to get all those snippets. Most interesting was the 3 cast members from Linda, Linda, Linda all in a group.

4 members, actually!  Yes, I'm "throwing away" four slots on my ballot, but I don't care.  I just love those gals, and I'm making up for the mistake of leaving LLL off my 100 films list.

! should have learned to count better. I do not see it as throwing away four slots, my comment was more around the little surprise I got when the 2nd name from the same clip turned up, then a third and, if I had properly counted, the forth.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 24, 2011, 03:48:32 AM

Martin, I watched your video, it was impressive work to get all those snippets. Most interesting was the 3 cast members from Linda, Linda, Linda all in a group.

4 members, actually!  Yes, I'm "throwing away" four slots on my ballot, but I don't care.  I just love those gals, and I'm making up for the mistake of leaving LLL off my 100 films list.

! should have learned to count better. I do not see it as throwing away four slots, my comment was more around the little surprise I got when the 2nd name from the same clip turned up, then a third and, if I had properly counted, the forth.

It's kind of hard to tell that two names are listed in the first shot, it goes by a little too quick.  I should have positioned the text better.

Also, the rankings of the four members is only to fit in with the timing of the scene.  The drummer is really the least memorable of the four, but since she appears last in the clip she gets the highest number.  All my rankings are a bit arbitrary anyway.  I just copied last year's list and started making substitutions, only moving a few names up or down.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 24, 2011, 04:07:54 AM
I also will be starting with last years list and making only a few changes, I have seen so few films this year there has been little chance to experience new great performances.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 25, 2011, 04:10:30 AM
So, before you read this and get pissed off  8)... Let me say what I wanted to accomplish with this list.

These are of course personal favorites. I was so tempted to put in performances that are favorites around here and were acclaimed by critics/audiences, but I figured I'd rather stick with what I knew for sure I responded to. That was my main criteria- how strong of a response did I have to the performance. Don't get me wrong, Filmspotters have hooked me on some fantastic movies and just as well I've seen some highly acclaimed films that have met the buzz/hype and some of those are reflected on the list. I also did try to go for diversity. I could've just nominated the cast of Magnolia, but I really sat and thought about each performance's position on the list. I guess this is me sort of showing my cards and letting on how I really feel about certain films/performances. Ranking is a bitch. We all know that. I'm standing by this.

Last year I didn't even get to 100 favorites, so I never saved my list. I'll just mark which ones are new (many of which I've seen in the past year).

1. Roy Scheider (All That Jazz)
2. George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
3. Ulrich Muhe (The Lives of Others)
4. Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland)
5. Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)- NEW
6. Paul Newman (The Verdict)
7. Al Pacino (The Godfather Part II)
8. Jack Lemmon (The Apartment)- NEW
9. Kirk Douglas (Paths of Glory)
10. Kevin Spacey (American Beauty)
11. Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront)
12. Peter Finch (Network)
13. Orson Welles (Citizen Kane)
14. Marlon Brando (The Godfather)
15. Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver)
16. F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus)- NEW
17. Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)
18. Liam Neeson (Schindler's List)
19. Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption)
20. Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon)
21. Henry Fonda (12 Angry Men)
22. Kevin Kline (The Ice Storm)- NEW
23. Meryl Streep (Adaptation)
24. David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck)
25. Jack Lemmon (Glengarry Glen Ross)
26. Choi Min-sik (Oldboy)
27. Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List)
28. Nicolas Cage (Adaptation)
29. Tom Cruise (Born on the Fourth of July)
30. Johnny Depp (What's Eating Gilbert Grape?)- NEW
31. Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
32. Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking)
33. Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)- NEW
34. William Holden (Network)
35. Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking)
36. Jim Carrey (The Truman Show)
37. Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
38. Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People)
39. Daniel Craig (Casino Royale)
40. Sharlto Copley (District 9)
41. Tony Leung (Happy Together)- NEW
42. Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence)- NEW
43. Haley Joel Osment (A.I.: Artificial Intelligence)
44. Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai)- NEW
45. Gene Hackman (The Conversation)- NEW
46. Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now)
47. Tom Hulce (Amadeus)- NEW
48. Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man)- NEW
49. Sean Penn (Mystic River)
50. Clive Owen (Children of Men)- NEW
51. Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment)- NEW
52. Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)
53. Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption)
54. Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line)
55. Albert Finney (Big Fish)- NEW
56. Faye Dunaway (Network)
57. Benicio Del Toro (Traffic)- NEW
58. Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)
59. Warren Beatty (Reds)
60. Jack Lemmon (Missing)
61. Tim Robbins (Mystic River)
62. Chris Cooper (Adaptation)
63. Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
64. Diane Keaton (Reds)
65. Alan Rickman (Die Hard)- NEW
66. Al Pacino (Glengarry Glen Ross)
67. Gene Hackman (The French Connection)
68. Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs)
69. Ray Winstone (The Proposition)- NEW
70. Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York)- NEW
71. Martin Sheen (Badlands)
72. Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
73. Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
74. Sissy Spacek (Badlands)
75. Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs)
76. Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde)
77. Al Pacino (Serpico)
78. Orson Welles (The Third Man)- NEW
79. Warren Beatty (Bonnie and Clyde)
80. Sergi Lopez (Pan's Labyrinth)
81. Sidney Poitier (In the Heat of the Night)
82. Elliott Gould (The Long Goodbye)
83. Chris Cooper (Lone Star)
84. Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix)
85. Jack Nicholson (The Departed)
86. Frances McDormand (Fargo)
87. Gene Hackman (The Royal Tenenbaums)- NEW
88. Ruth Gordon (Harold and Maude)- NEW
89. Will Ferrell (Anchorman)- NEW
90. Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges)
91. Peter Sellers (Dr. Strangelove)- NEW
92. Sigourney Weaver (Aliens)- NEW
93. Colin Farrell (In Bruges)
94. Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski)- NEW
95. Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat)
96. Mia Farrow (The Purple Rose of Cairo)- NEW
97. Sissy Spacek (Missing)
98. Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket)
99. Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore)- NEW
100. Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 25, 2011, 06:54:29 AM
Nothing to get pissed about. The first one I hit that caused only a slight pause was 39. Daniel Craig (Casino Royale), but it was only a slight pause. Some awesome performances in the list. My favourites of yours from the top 10 is 10. Kevin Spacey (American Beauty), my favourite from the whole list is 46. Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now), because is it such a large and distinctive character.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 25, 2011, 11:16:29 AM
24 overlap with my list. I am still shocked by Clooney at #2, but it is a good performance. Remember to PM me your list to officially submit it.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on September 26, 2011, 03:17:31 PM
I guess people aren't so into videos anymore  :-\   I know it's not Verite-quality, but I did put quite a bit of time into it.
I've bookmarked it!  I just haven't had the chance to watch it properly yet.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 26, 2011, 05:35:53 PM
I guess people aren't so into videos anymore  :-\   I know it's not Verite-quality, but I did put quite a bit of time into it.
I've bookmarked it!  I just haven't had the chance to watch it properly yet.

Cool :)


As I go through the top half of my list, I'm finding a few more I want to switch out.  Ultimately this means that the order on the list I submit will be slightly different than the ordering in the videos (because the ones I want to swap in would probably be ranked lower than 51, and I already put 100-51 out there).  Not that it matters to anyone but me, just don't pay much attention to the rankings in the videos.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on September 28, 2011, 10:08:09 AM
My list of the 100 best performances from the past 12 months of film watching. Those that had the most impact even in some films that would never get near a favourites list for story or direction; some are great despite the films they are in!

   1   Paul Newman      The Verdict   
   2   Naomi Watts      Mulholland Drive   
   3   Peter Finch      Network   
   4   Yeong-ae Lee      Sympathy for Lady Vengeance   
   5   Humphrey Bogart      The Maltese Falcon   
   6   Toshiro Mifune      Yojimbo   
   7   Klaus Kinski      Fitzcarraldo   
   8   M Emmett Walsh      Blood Simple   
   9   Malcolm MacDowell      A Clockwork Orange   
   10   Ian Holm      Alien   
   11   Kathleen Byron      Black Narcissus   
   12   William Holden      Network   
   13   Edward Woodward      Breaker Morant   
   14   Kang-ho Song    Joint Security Area   
   15   Burt Lancaster      Sweet Smell Of Success   
   16   JP Leaud      Stolen Kisses   
   17   Alec Guinness      The Bridge on the River Kwai   
   18   Gene Hackman      The Conversation   
   19   James Stewart      The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance   
   20   Peter Boyle      The Friends Of Eddie Coyle   
   21   Ned Beatty      Network   
   22   Charles Aznavour      Tirez sur le pianiste   
   23   Deborah Kerr      The Innocents   
   24   John Wayne      The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance   
   25   Harvey Keitel      Mean Streets   
   26   Tony Curtis      Sweet Smell Of Success   
   27   Gloria Graheme      The Big Heat   
   28   Carl Boehm      Peeping Tom   
   29   Chiwetel Ejiofor      Redbelt   
   30   Michael Caine      Get Carter   
   31   Roger Duchesne      Bob Le Flambeur   
   32   Barbara Stanwyck      Double Indemnity   
   33   Gabriel Byrne      Miller's Crossing   
   34   Cary Grant      North By Northwest   
   35   James Stewart      Rear Window   
   36   Roger Livesey      The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp   
   37   Robert de Niro      Mean Streets   
   38   Kurt Russell      The Thing   
   39   Burt Lancaster      The Leopard   
   40   Betty Davis      All About Eve   
   41   Richard Widmark      Pickup on South Street   
   42   Steven Keats      The Friends Of Eddie Coyle   
   43   Willem Dafoe      To Live And Die In L.A.   
   44   Anne Bancroft      The Miracle Worker   
   45   Richard Harris      This Sporting Life   
   46   Anton Wallbrook      The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp   
   47   JP Belmondo      Léon Morin prêtre   
   48   Melvyn Douglas      Hud   
   49   Richard Attenborough      Brighton Rock   
   50   John C Reilly      Cyrus   
   51   Johnathon Price      Brazil   
   52   Henry Fonda      12 Angry Men   
   53   Anne Baxter      All About Eve   
   54   Spencer Tracy      Adam's Rib   
   55   Simone Signouret      Army of Shadows   
   56   Harrisson Ford      Blade Runner   
   57   Alec Guinness      Kind Hearts And Coronets   
   58   James Mason      The Verdict   
   59   David Thewlis      Naked   
   60   Harry Dean Stanton      Paris Texas   
   61   Bibi Andersson      Persona   
   62   Leslie Manville      Another Year   
   63   Jack Nicholson      Five Easy Pieces   
   64   John Polito      Miller's Crossing   
   65   Thelma Ritter      Pickup on South Street   
   66   Madhabi Mukherjee    Mahanagar   
   67   Daniel Day Lewis      The Last of the Mohicans   
   68   Lino Ventura      Army of Shadows   
   69   Catherine Deneuve      The Last Metro   
   70   George C Scott      The Hustler   
   71   Warren Beatty      The Parallax View   
   72   Victor Sjostrom      Wild Strawberries   
   73   Bruno Ganz      Wings of Desire   
   74   Cillian Murphy      The Wind That Shakes The Barley   
   75   Riz Ahmed      Four Lions   
   76   Bruce Campbell      Evil Dead 2   
   77   Elizabeth Taylor      Who's Afraid Of Virignia Woolf   
   78   Robert Mitchum      The Friends Of Eddie Coyle   
   79   Joseph Gordon Levitt      Brick   
   80   Yuzo Kayama      Red Beard   
   81   Jean Gabin      Touchez Pas Au Grisbi   
   82   Michael Gambon      The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover   
   83   Delphine Seyrig      Last Year At Marienbad   
   84   Tom Courtenay      The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner   
   85   Ricardo Darin      The Secret In Their Eyes   
   86   Peter Dinklage      The Station Agent   
   87   Tim Spall      Secrets & Lies   
   88   Gabe Nevins      Paranoid Park   
   89   Ava Gardner      Pandora and the Flying Dutchman   
   90   Ralph Meeker      Kiss Me Deadly   
   91   Brendan Gleason      In Bruges   
   92   Jean Martin      Battle Of Algiers   
   93   Corinne Marchand      Cleo from 5 to 7   
   94   John Garfield      Force Of Evil   
   95   Timothy Carey      The Killing   
   96   Constance Towers      The Naked Kiss   
   97   Hermione Baddelley      Brighton Rock   
   98   Marisa Tomei      Cyrus   
   99   Judy Halliday      Adam’s Rib   
   100   Sidney Greenstreet      The Maltese Falcon   
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 28, 2011, 10:18:44 AM
Some interesting choices there, including a number from my own list, or that I considered for my list.  I really wanted to make room for a Tim Carey role but none of them felt quite right (except maybe World's Greatest Sinner for its sheer insanity).  Naomi Watts still might make it, but I'm running out of people I can cut.

I find your Delphine Seyrig selection interesting.  I adore LYAM, but it seems to me that Seyrig's performance is kind of a non-entity most of the time.  What in particular about that performance grabs you?

You've got 15 from movies I haven't seen. 
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on September 28, 2011, 10:23:53 AM
Yeah I just have these images of Seyrig stuck in my head, so the impact is in images more than spoken performance- which is how Marienbad has stuck with me, as much for images of statues as anything- pretty unique in that regard.

I like the impactful cameos & Carey's little part of The Killing is so much of what I remember from the film; his confrontation in the car park and the racist abuse he blurts out to get rid of the attendant, again pretty unique.

 
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 28, 2011, 10:31:49 AM
From my own list:

   2   Naomi Watts      Mulholland Drive   
   3   Peter Finch      Network   
   9   Malcolm MacDowell      A Clockwork Orange   
   12   William Holden      Network   
   32   Barbara Stanwyck      Double Indemnity   
   34   Cary Grant      North By Northwest   
   52   Henry Fonda      12 Angry Men   
   72   Victor Sjostrom      Wild Strawberries   
   76   Bruce Campbell      Evil Dead 2   
                        

With a few more I considered. Nice list. Some very unexpected picks.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on September 28, 2011, 11:03:45 AM
   38   Kurt Russell      The Thing   

Whoa whoa whoa! Where did this come from? It's so different from the others and it seems less substantial somehow... and yet here it is. I'd never thought of it as a one of those "great" performances before nor seen anybody else suggest that it is. I'm not sayin' it's not worthy, but I need an explaination. :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on September 28, 2011, 11:24:54 AM
Shush until you give me my Conspiracy review! 8)

but seriously, I realised how far The Thing had come in my eyes from being a film I dreaded seeing again because the effects were so gruesome to standing alongside Alien (and now The Losers;D) as having the best ensemble casts. Wilford Brimley (who nearly got on this list for ten seconds in Absence of Malice), Dysart, Keith David, David Clennon and on make this a crackling paranoia thriller whilst this eyeballs out horror nightmare is happening all around. However when I thought about it, it is Russell who brings it all together, not because he becomes the leader type- they suspect him for half the film, but because he fights harder than anybody else, no room for any of that humour you get in other Carpenter roles (I also rate him for Tequila Sunrise as well).

I don't know what you think of the film, but if I think of it in terms being in Alien's class then it can't go much higher for me.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on September 28, 2011, 11:42:43 AM
It's up there :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on September 30, 2011, 07:10:15 PM
part 2! (http://vimeo.com/29860770)

I'll post the finalized list in text form tomorrow.  The order is quite different from the videos.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on September 30, 2011, 07:33:19 PM
:D I'm enjoying this. Love the Albert Brooks clip.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on October 01, 2011, 05:27:11 AM
Lovely work Martin. I like that you have 2 Eli Wallach, he so often is the forgotten one of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. What is The Lineup like?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on October 01, 2011, 12:18:23 PM
Lovely work Martin. I like that you have 2 Eli Wallach, he so often is the forgotten one of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. What is The Lineup like?

It's fantastic.  Here's my review (http://martintellermovies.com/feb10.htm#Lin)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on October 01, 2011, 05:13:21 PM
Thanks, sounds interesting. Not surprising the extreme evil of the drug dealers, for the time.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on October 01, 2011, 05:15:29 PM
Here we go, the finalized list:

1. Gena Rowlands - A Woman Under the Influence
2. Liv Ullmann - Scenes from a Marriage
3. Davor Dujmovic - Time of the Gypsies
4. Giulietta Masina - Nights of Cabiria
5. David Thewlis - Naked
6. Roy Scheider - All That Jazz
7. Barbara Stanwyck - Double Indemnity
8. Madhabi Mukherjee - Charulata
9. Robert DeNiro - Taxi Driver
10. Michael Redgrave - The Browning Version
11. Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
12. Klaus Kinski - Aguirre, the Wrath of God
13. Harrison Ford - Raiders of the Lost Ark
14. Audrey Tautou - Amelie
15. Madhabi Mukherjee - Mahanagar
16. Barbara Stanwyck - The Furies
17. Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca
18. Harriet Andersson - Through a Glass Darkly
19. Peter Falk - A Woman Under the Influence
20. Erland Josephsson - Scenes from a Marriage
21. Bette Davis - Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
22. Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
23. Kerry Fox - An Angel at My Table
24. Victor Sjostrom - Wild Strawberries
25. Toshiro Mifune - Yojimbo
26. Peter Capaldi - In the Loop
27. Jack Nicholson - The Shining
28. Julianne Moore - Safe
29. Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove
30. Albert Brooks - Lost in America
31. Bette Davis - Beyond the Forest
32. F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
33. Bibi Andersson - Persona
34. Fred MacMurray - Double Indemnity
35. Richard Widmark - Night and the City
36. James Stewart - It's a Wonderful Life
37. John Belushi - The Blues Brothers
38. Matt Dillon - Drugstore Cowboy
39. Brenda Blethyn - Secrets and Lies
40. Ann Savage - Detour
41. Jean Arthur - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
42. Michael Stuhlbarg - A Serious Man
43. Ingrid Thulin - Winter Light
44. Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange
45. Peggy Cummins - Gun Crazy
46. Dennis Hopper - Blue Velvet
47. William Holden - Network
48. James Stewart - Rear Window
49. Denzel Washington - Malcolm X
50. Thelma Ritter - Pickup on South Street
51. Woody Allen - Sleeper
52. Wendy Hiller - Pygmalion
53. George Clooney - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
54. Marty Feldman - Young Frankenstein
55. Rita Hayworth - Gilda
56. Marie Windsor - The Killing
57. Burt Lancaster - Sweet Smell of Success
58. Tony Curtis - Sweet Smell of Success
59. Frances McDormand - Fargo
60. David Niven - A Matter of Life and Death
61. Harriet Andersson - Smiles of a Summer Night
62. Mary Tyler Moore - Ordinary People
63. Gunnar Bjornstrand - Winter Light
64. Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
65. Soumitra Chatterjee - The World of Apu
66. Bjork - Dancer in the Dark
67. Max Von Sydow - The Seventh Seal
68. Carmen Maura - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
69. Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
70. Katherine Hepburn - Holiday
71. Cary Grant - Holiday
72. Eli Wallach - The Line-Up
73. Jeanne Moreau - Jules and Jim
74. Ingrid Bergman - Casablanca
75. Li Gong - The Story of Qiu Ju
76. Juanita Moore - Imitation of Life
77. Gloria Grahame - Human Desire
78. Beatrice Straight - Network
79. Gene Tierney - Leave Her to Heaven
80. Harry Belafonte - Odds Against Tomorrow
81. Jack Nance - Eraserhead
82. Marlene Dietrich - Shanghai Express
83. Linda Fiorentino - The Last Seduction
84. Bae Doo-na - Linda Linda Linda
85. Yuu Kashii - Linda Linda Linda
86. Cleavon Little - Blazing Saddles
87. Charles Laughton - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
88. Nadine Nortier - Mouchette
89. Wen Jiang - Devils on the Doorstep
90. Tilda Swinton - Orlando
91. Zaide Silvia Gutierrez - El Norte
92. Setsuko Hara - Early Summer
93. Robert Mitchum - Out of the Past
94. Burt Lancaster - I Walk Alone
95. Marilyn Monroe - Don't Bother to Knock
96. Kati Outinen - The Match Factory Girl
97. Meena Kumari - Pakeezah
98. Anna Karina - Band of Outsiders
99. Nozomi Shiroko - Linda Linda Linda
100. Aki Maeda - Linda Linda Linda
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 02, 2011, 02:22:42 AM
No wonder you didn't like the comments about Baby Jane!

A lot of the differences in our lists (apart from films I haven't seen (=28!)) are for films I haven't seen in the last year, like Niven, Hopper and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Your 1 and 2 are films that have been in my queue for most of the past year, but never seem to get here, not exactly obscure either one! Might be time to buy them (god forbid!).

Disagreements? (not that it matters but...) Masina seemed to be channelling Chaplin in that film. I think Nicholson gave a Witches of Eastwick era performance in The Shining, which to me indicates Kubrick didn't mind much what his actors were doing.

Mitchum's Max Cady would be on my list if I had posted it later, I might add it to my pM'ed list and quite high.

Overall, I think we agree on what good acting is.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on October 02, 2011, 02:50:42 AM
Masina seemed to be channelling Chaplin in that film.

Are you sure you're not confusing it with La Strada?  One of the reasons I'm not very fond of LS is Masina's Chaplinesque performance.

I think Nicholson gave a Witches of Eastwick era performance in The Shining, which to me indicates Kubrick didn't mind much what his actors were doing.

A famous Kubrick quote in regards to acting (and I believe it was in reference to The Shining): "Real is good... interesting is better."  I know it's an over-the-top portrayal, but that's what I love about it.  Duvall's is even more contentious, and that one almost made my list (Nicholson was a last-minute replacement as I was reviewing clips).

Mitchum's Max Cady would be on my list if I had posted it later, I might add it to my pM'ed list and quite high.

I considered it, along with Night of the Hunter.  I'm second-guessing my choice now, actually.  I can't say I've ever disliked Mitchum in anything, even His Kind of Woman, a movie that in general rubs me the wrong way.

Overall, I think we agree on what good acting is.

:)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on October 02, 2011, 02:57:59 AM
A few stats:

51 women
30 non-English (including 8 from Bergman)
0 silent
10 from the 21st century (if you include the year 2000)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 02, 2011, 04:55:22 AM


I think Nicholson gave a Witches of Eastwick era performance in The Shining, which to me indicates Kubrick didn't mind much what his actors were doing.

A famous Kubrick quote in regards to acting (and I believe it was in reference to The Shining): "Real is good... interesting is better."  I know it's an over-the-top portrayal, but that's what I love about it.  Duvall's is even more contentious, and that one almost made my list (Nicholson was a last-minute replacement as I was reviewing clips).

Mitchum's Max Cady would be on my list if I had posted it later, I might add it to my pM'ed list and quite high.

I considered it, along with Night of the Hunter.  I'm second-guessing my choice now, actually.  I can't say I've ever disliked Mitchum in anything, even His Kind of Woman, a movie that in general rubs me the wrong way.

Re- Kubrick- I think real is better personally and the melo(extra)drama the actor brings still comes from something honest within them, hence Bette Davis being so good. I put Nicholson's Five Easy Pieces on mine, he was an immense actor but there was a balance between barking like a dog (which he does historically in FEP) and subtlety.
Re- Mitchum. I had an interest in actor biographies a long time ago and what I took from his was that being a working class guy meant he viewed acting as purely 'a job' so I see some of his performances in that light- just getting a job done. Shows how a director is the other side of the acting performance, making the guy work (hence why Lumet is as important to Newman and Finch as the actor is).
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 04, 2011, 11:52:19 PM
Decided to make a video (http://vimeo.com/30058580) of my list as well. This is part 1 (100-51). Enjoy!

password: batman

I do apologize for some of the poorer quality clips that I had to get from YouTube due to having the Blu-ray of the film or not owning it.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on October 05, 2011, 11:36:20 AM
Decided to make a video (http://vimeo.com/30058580) of my list as well. This is part 1 (100-51). Enjoy!

password: batman

I do apologize for some of the poorer quality clips that I had to get from YouTube due to having the Blu-ray of the film or not owning it.

Apologize?  Hell, yours looks 20 times better than mine.  Any tips?  I was looking for something that would just rip a selected clip from a DVD, but couldn't find anything.  Since I didn't want to rip entire DVDs and then edit down a massive video file, I just went the easy YouTube route.

Your list runs the gamut from performances on my own list, to performances that almost made my list, to performances I really respect, tp performances I'm lukewarm about, to performances I find overrated, to performances I can't stand.  Rather evenly distributed among those categories too (except for a few I haven't seen).
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 05, 2011, 03:48:32 PM
To rip I used MacX DVD Ripper (which is free). Granted that is exclusive to Mac, so hopefully you have one. It lets you plug-in an in and out time for ripping. That way you do not need to rip the whole thing. It's very easy to use.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 07, 2011, 06:02:43 PM
Here is Part 2 of my Performances videos. (http://vimeo.com/30203978)

Password: batman

Enjoy the top 50!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: toro913 on October 10, 2011, 01:46:45 PM
24/100 are woman, but 5 out of the top 10 are as well.
Jack Lemmon and De Niro are in here 3 times.

1   Gena Rowlands - A Woman Under the Influence
2   Naomi Watts - Mulholland Drive
3   Emily Watson - Breaking the Waves
4   F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
5   Sissy Spacek - 3 Women
6   Gene Hackman - The Conversation
7   Toshiro Mifune - High and Low
8   David Thewlis - Naked
9   Juliette Binoche - Blue
10   Robert De Niro  - Taxi Driver
11   Robert De Niro  - The King of Comedy
12   Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
13   Frances McDormand - Fargo
14   Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon
15   Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
16   Takashi Shimure - Ikiru
17   Bill Murray - Lost in Translation
18   Julianne Moore - Safe
19   Vincent Gallo - Bufallo '66
20   Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
21   Marlon Brando - Last Tango in Paris
22   Casey Affleck - Assassination of Jesse James
23   Jeff Daniels - The Squid and the Whale
24   Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke
25   Catherine Deneuve - Repulsion
26   Nicholas Cage - Adaptation
27   Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
28   Harry Dean Stanton - Paris, Texas
29   Tony Curtis - Sweet Smell of Success
30   Jimmy Stewart - Harvey
31   Giulietta Masina - La Strada
32   Kirk Douglas - Ace in the Hole
33   John Turturro - Barton Fink
34   Jack Lemmon - The Apartment
35   Liv Ullmann - Scenes from a Marriage
36   Ben Gazzara - The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
37   Elizabeth Olson - Martha Marcy May Marlene
38   James Dean - Rebel Without a Cause
39   Edward Norton - 25th Hour
40   Setsuko Hara - Tokyo Story
41   Tom Courtenay - Billy Liar
42   Sally Hawkins - Happy-go-Lucky
43   Colin Farrell - In Bruges
44   Steve Coogan - 24 Hour Party People
45   Elliot Gould - The Long Goodbye
46   Jimmy Stewart - Anatomy of a Murder
47   Jeremy Irons - Dead Ringers
48   Humphrey Bogart - In a Lonely Place
49   Peter O'Toole - Lawrence of Arabia
50   Anthony Hopkins - The Remains of the Day
51   Jack Lemmon - The China Syndrome
52   Michael Fassbender - Hunger
53   Linda Manz - Out of the Blue
54   Shelley Duvall - 3 Women
55   Tahar Rahim - A Prophet
56   Lior Ashkenazi - Late Marriage
57   Emmanuelle Devos - Kings and Queen
58   Mathieu Almaric - Diving Bell and the Butterfly
59   Rosemary Dewitt - Rachel Getting Married
60   Johnny Depp - Dead Man
61   Chris Cooper - Adaptation
62   Michael Gambon - The Cook, the Thieh, his Wife and Her Lover
63   Anamaria Marinca - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
64   Nicole Kidman - Dogville
65   Ian Holm - The Sweet Hereafter
66   James Spader - Sex, Lies and Videotape
67   Ulrich Muhe - The Lives of Others
68   Bill Murray - Rushmore
69   Joseph Cotton - Shadow of a Doubt
70   George Clooney - Out of Sight
71   Kirk Douglas - Out of the Past
72   Robert De Niro - Mean Streets
73   Mathieu Almaric - Kings and Queen
74   Burt Lancaster - Sweet Smell of Success
75   Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
76   Adrian Brody - The Pianist
77   Brenda Blethyn - Secrets & Lies
78   Klaus Kinski - Aguiree: The Wrath of God
79   Tony Leung - In the Mood for Love
80   Irene Jacob - Double Life of Veronique
81   Ray Liotta - Something Wild
82   Clint Eastwood - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
83   Alain Delon - Le Samourai
84   Michael Shannon - Take Shelter
85   Campbell Scott - Roger Dodger
86   Chris Eigeman - Metropolitan
87   Anna Karina - A Woman is a Woman
88   Juliette Binoche - Lovers on the Bridge
89   Anne Baxter - All About Eve
90   Jerry Lewis - The King of Comedy
91   Peter Lorre - M
92   Thelma Ritter - Pickup on South Street
93   Peter Falk - Wings of Desire
94   Aurelien Recoing - Time Out
95   John Cusack - Say Anything…
96   Robert Walker - Strangers on a Train
97   Jack Lemmon - Glengarry Glen Ross
98   Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Almost Famous
99   Dylan Baker - Happiness
100   Koji Yakusho - Eureka
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 10, 2011, 03:08:55 PM
Pretty good list there. These are what we have in common:
2   Naomi Watts - Mulholland Drive
4   F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
10   Robert De Niro  - Taxi Driver
12   Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
13   Frances McDormand - Fargo
14   Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon
15   Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
17   Bill Murray - Lost in Translation
26   Nicholas Cage - Adaptation
27   Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
34   Jack Lemmon - The Apartment
52   Michael Fassbender - Hunger
75   Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
83   Alain Delon - Le Samourai
97   Jack Lemmon - Glengarry Glen Ross

Remember to officially submit it.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on October 18, 2011, 05:09:16 PM
Pierce Brosnan - James Bond series

This would be a valid pick wouldn't it? Or should I name a film?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on October 18, 2011, 07:07:17 PM
Any tips?  I was looking for something that would just rip a selected clip from a DVD, but couldn't find anything.  Since I didn't want to rip entire DVDs and then edit down a massive video file, I just went the easy YouTube route.

I mentioned the free DVD Shrink and even posted an easy tutorial about 2 months ago.  You don't need to rip the entire DVD or entire film.  After selecting the movie file (without ripping it) and isolating the clip in the edit browser, it takes about 1-2 seconds (maybe even less than a second) to capture and save a 2 minute clip from a film.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 19, 2011, 09:56:28 AM
Pierce Brosnan - James Bond series

This would be a valid pick wouldn't it? Or should I name a film?

This would be valid.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on October 19, 2011, 12:03:07 PM
Meh, this'll do.


Top 100 Performances

1. Kevin Bacon – The Woodsman
--------------
2. Ellen Page - Juno
Kevin Spacey – American Beauty
Julie Delpy – Before Sunrise/Sunset
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
----------------------
6. Katie Jarvis – Fish Tank
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
Peter Capaldi – In The Loop
Ellen DeGeneres – Finding Nemo
Guy Pearce – Memento
--------------------
11. Brooke Shields – Pretty Baby
J.K. Simmons – Juno
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin
Audrey Tautou - Amelie
Charlie Chaplin – The Tramp
Rebecka Liljeberg – CINECAST!ing Amal
Henry Fonda – 12 Angry Men
Remy Girard – The Barbarian Invasions
---------------------
21. Ines Efron - XXY
Greg Kinnear – As Good As It Gets
Jeff Anderson – Clerks/Clerks 2
Lesley Manville – Another Year
Adele Haenel - The Devils
George Clooney – O Brother Where Art Thou
Saoirse Ronan – Hanna
Gary Oldman – Harry Potter
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
Shahrukh Khan - Swades
-------------------------
31. Marion Cotillard – Innocence
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker
Bridgette Helm – Metropolis
Hillary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry
William Daniels – 1776
Ewan McGregor – Trainspotting
Melanie Laurent – Inglourious Basterds
David Thewlis – Naked
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Jeff Goldblum – Jurassic Park
-------------------------
41. Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Shahrukh Khan – My Name Is Khan
Lee J Cobb – 12 Angry Men   
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit
Howard Da Silva – 1776
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
John Cameron Mitchell – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Sally Hawkins – Made In Dagenham
Lena Leandersson – Let The Right One In
Lee Pace – Soldier’s Girl
Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean
Elle Fanning – Super 8
Malcolm McDowell – A Clockwork Orange
Linda Manz – Out of the Blue
Gene Wilder – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Vincent Cassel – Irreversible
Sidney Poitier – In The Heat Of The Night
Michael Fassbender – Hunger
Julie Andrews – Victor/Victoria
Russell Crowe – LA Confidential
--------------------
61. Ivana Baquero – Pan’s Labyrinth
Audrey Hepburn – My Fair Lady
Hugh Jackman – The Prestige
Ryan Gosling – Lars and the Real Girl
Pierce Brosnan – The Matador
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Departed
Imelda Staunton – Vera Drake
Ralph Finnes – In Bruges
Clive Owen – Children of Men
Cillian Murphy – Breakfast on Pluto
Tom Hardy – Inception
Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over A Cuckoo’s Nest
Noomi Rapace – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction
Edward Norton – American History X
Barbie-Q – Leave It On The Floor
Chloe Moretz – Kick-Ass
Jason Lee – Chasing Amy
Natalie Portman – Garden State
Max von Sydow – The Seventh Seal
--------------------------
81. Haley Joel Osment – AI
Harmony Sanatana – Gun Hill Road
Anthony Perkins - Psycho
Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
James Dean – Rebel Without A Cause
Emma Thompson - Wit
Sasha Grey – The Girlfriend Experience
Hugo Weaving – The Matrix
Monica Belluci - Irreversible
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Children of Men
Jennifer Connelley – Requiem For A Dream
Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump
Jack Lemmon – The Apartment
Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) Days of Summer
Kelly Macdonald – Gosford Park
Jimmy Stewart – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Katie Dickie – Red Road
Ruth Sheen – High Hopes
Doona Bae – Air Doll

Stats:
42% Female
17% Foreign Language
16% <18 year old Female Character
2% Silent
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on October 19, 2011, 12:21:13 PM
15% <18 year old Female Character

This was what immediately leapt out at me as I looked over your list.  Care to elaborate? 
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 19, 2011, 12:27:45 PM
Pierce Brosnan - James Bond series

This would be a valid pick wouldn't it? Or should I name a film?
Apart from the performances not being any good?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on October 19, 2011, 12:28:42 PM
15% <18 year old Female Character

This was what immediately leapt out at me as I looked over your list.  Care to elaborate?

Those are the characters that I often connect with most.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 19, 2011, 12:29:18 PM
Why?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: MartinTeller on October 19, 2011, 12:32:56 PM
Yeah I understand if you're not comfortable exploring this, but I've always been very curious about how sexuality plays into your movie experiences (see also: Monica Bellucci, Sasha Grey, and a pedophile character at #1).  I always feel weird asking about it, but I can't help wondering if there are some unresolved (or who knows, maybe resolved) issues there.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 19, 2011, 12:34:17 PM
Oh look if the answer is some sort of "personal" thing maybe it would be best not explored. I feel like I need a wash now.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on October 19, 2011, 12:56:33 PM
Yeah, I've got some teen girls in there, I've roles of pedophiles and prostitutes. I also have transgender actors and roles (which reminds me, I forgot to put Cillian Murphy for Breakfast On Pluto rather than 28 Days Later and Ejiofor for Kinky Boots :(). The common theme is gender and sexuality outside the norm, something I've been very clear is an interest of mine. It's why I took gender studies classes in college, it's why I've read a lot of books on the various subjects and seek out documentaries on things like sex trafficking.

But the more personal aspect is far more gender than sexuality. It's who I wish I was, not who I wish I was with. It is only natural that the adolescent/coming of age stories that are about emerging womanhood would be more potent than female roles generally.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on October 19, 2011, 01:05:55 PM
Some of y'all should watch Prime Suspect 3 because it has David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Ciaran Hinds, and Helen Mirren.  All of them are excellent in it.  Watch it for general appreciation, though, it's a tv miniseries/2-part tv film; thus, ineligible for this list, I think.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 19, 2011, 01:31:17 PM
I agree, especially Mirren's super cop; redefines "hard cop".

Another with some well-known actors which is excellent is Cracker, one storyline involved Robert Carlyle as a psycho versus Robbie Coltrane. Incredible story.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on October 19, 2011, 02:16:37 PM
Pierce Brosnan - James Bond series

This would be a valid pick wouldn't it? Or should I name a film?
Apart from the performances not being any good?
Don't be mad it takes an Irishman to make the English look cool ;)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 19, 2011, 02:19:39 PM
Mahaha. I can feel a Noke comment coming.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on October 19, 2011, 02:33:49 PM
I don't want to justify it by saying that nobody else could pull off the role the way he did, everyone brings their own interpretation to it and there is no true approach, but still... it's pretty much perfect. And I don't think it's easy either. Do you really believe his performances are not good (films aside)?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on October 19, 2011, 02:35:12 PM
Another with some well-known actors which is excellent is Cracker, one storyline involved Robert Carlyle as a psycho versus Robbie Coltrane. Incredible story.

Though I haven't watched the entire Cracker series in years, that's definitely a candidate for my favorite of the series.  And I wish we could include tv because some of the greatest acting work captured on film is from tv.  Coltrane would rank very high on my list as would Ian McShane (Deadwood), Gandolfini (The Sopranos), et al.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 19, 2011, 02:49:37 PM
I don't want to justify it by saying that nobody else could pull off the role the way he did, everyone brings their own interpretation to it and there is no true approach, but still... it's pretty much perfect. And I don't think it's easy either. Do you really believe his performances are not good (films aside)?
He just wasn't around for long enough to stop being Remington Steele for me, a bit generic as Bond. I can't put him near Daniel Craig who had more impact in one good Bond and nowhere near the definitive Bond, Connery. I can remember him remote controlling a beemer, but as for any standout scenes (like Craig's card scenes) I'm blanking on him. Bit of a Dalton.


Though I haven't watched the entire Cracker series in years, that's definitely a candidate for my favorite of the series.  And I wish we could include tv because some of the greatest acting work captured on film is from tv.  Coltrane would rank very high on my list as would Ian McShane (Deadwood), Gandolfini (The Sopranos), et al.
Definitely those two, MacShane's gall stone episodes became an epic performance plus Christopher Moltosanti plus Idris Elba (not Luther :P) and John Thaw's Morse but here's a left field older one. Powers Boothe as Phillip Marlowe is the definitive Marlowe for me.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on October 19, 2011, 03:10:49 PM
Definitely those two, MacShane's gall stone episodes became an epic performance plus Christopher Moltosanti plus Idris Elba (not Luther :P) and John Thaw's Morse but here's a left field older one. Powers Boothe as Phillip Marlowe is the definitive Marlowe for me.

Imperioli's Christupha and Elba's Stringer would rank high on mine.  How much more do you like Boothe's Marlowe over Gambon's?  I'll have to check out that Boothe series now.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 19, 2011, 03:18:21 PM
As in the Singing Detective? Brilliant, weird, classic Dennis Potter. Outside the Chandler canon which is what the Marlowe tv series went through. I can't even remember how old the series is.

I was listening to an adaptation of The Little Sister on Radio 4 last Saturday. Toby Stephens (a former Bond villain I think) did a good Marlowe. They are adapting Marlowe stories into hour and a half plays, good stuff, although Chandler always makes my head ache with numbers of characters. Next week is Poodle Springs which I think is a Robert Parker Marlowe story.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on October 22, 2011, 10:19:03 PM
Ugh, I remembered that I should have Adele Haenel on my list (and rather high up) for The Devils. Not worth changing (nor are the other things I was thinking I had messed up) because none of them are in contention for the final list.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 24, 2011, 07:59:23 PM
Ugh, I remembered that I should have Adele Haenel on my list (and rather high up) for The Devils. Not worth changing (nor are the other things I was thinking I had messed up) because none of them are in contention for the final list.

You'd be surprised with what could be in contention considering I only have gotten four ballots.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on October 24, 2011, 08:11:38 PM
Meh, I did update my list in the thread.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Totoro on October 29, 2011, 05:10:45 AM
Introduction

This is my first Top 100 performance list EVER. I already know I've screwed up a ton and forgotten a lot of performances. This list will also show several of my weak decades. I'm sticking by it because I need to have something to improve on in later years. Also, I'm doing it in several sections with pics. Finally, the ranking somewhat matters. Nothing is solid in their spot. I'm going to be doing this over several nights.

It's kind of weird.

And I can't pick one Chaplin or Keaton performance so I didn't pick any. Same with the Marx Brothers. Don't have a favorite. They're my only honorable mentions because of this.

(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrtpjvqHWF1qlmqqzo1_500.jpg)
100. Parker Posey, Best in Show (She's so perfect in everything though!)

(http://www.rickmanistareview.com/hans_cha.jpg)
99. Alan Rickman, Die Hard (Screw Snape, gimme more Hans!)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CN_Uo6UtNco/RgKgdwtWoEI/AAAAAAAACM0/6JyNwhbN9sE/s320/Boyer%2BDarrieux3.jpg)
98. Charles Boyer, The Earrings of Madame De... (This won't be the last of Madame De...)

(http://www.pajiba.com/assets_c/2011/01/Annex%20-%20Russell,%20Rosalind%20(His%20Girl%20Friday)_01-thumb-300x189-17752.jpeg)
97. Rosalind Russel, His Girl Friday (Oi. I need to see more of her career)

(http://www.fumeursdepipe.net/images/vancleef.jpg)
96. Lee Van Cleef, For a Few Dollars More (Subtle, nuanced, extremely underrated)

(http://underthefiretree24.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/purple-rose-of-cairo.jpg)
95. Mia Farrow, The Purple Rose of Cairo (Breaks my heart every time)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lig096o1ux1qi5uyeo1_400.jpg)
94. Daniel Day-Lewis, A Room with a View (Such a hoot! So funny to see him this way, he nails it)

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsF/5951-17344.gif)
93. Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (A very small performance that widens and cracks)

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgyODA3OTY4OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjY4NDI2._V1._SX450_SY301_.jpg)
92. Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon (This reminds me - Peter Lorre for this film is another honorable mention, also, while people love Casablanca and remember Bogie for that, this will always be the film I know him for)

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsH/8410-16780.gif)
91. Jeffrey Hunter, The Searchers (There's a very Heston-esque quality to this performance, yet I like it. I'm a complex man, so sue me.)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/pictures/2008/09/18/gospel460.jpg)
90. Enrique Irazoquoi, The Gospel According to St. Matthew (My favorite Christ portrayal)

(http://content8.flixster.com/photo/11/28/07/11280766_gal.jpg)
89. Ellen Burstyn, The Last Picture Show (Her BEST performance as well, take that!)

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4qw6hRZOW1qay63xo1_400.jpg)
88. Harrison Ford, Star Wars: A New Hope (Sells every second of it, very funny & awesomely charismatic, so shut up!)

(http://lunar-circuitry.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/brazil.jpg)
87. Johnathan Pryce, Brazil (I went back on forth on this one. Hmmm. Still not sure. Tied with Lewis probably for Blood)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/pictures/2009/9/29/1254237541333/Daniel-Day-Lewis-in-There-001.jpg)
86. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood (Didn't know where to put him - oh well, MILKSHAKE!)

(http://www.wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com/images/gwyneth_paltrow_royal_tenenbaums.jpg)
85. Gwyneth Paltrow, The Royal Tenenbaums (I love this performance so much that whenever I see Paltrow do something else I always wonder if she had a twin do this film or something)




Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Totoro on October 30, 2011, 12:58:09 AM
(http://www.progressiveboink.com/b/images/100film/38.jpg)
84. Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple (Underrated)

(http://houseofmirthandmovies.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/ali-fear-eatsthe-soul1.png?w=420&h=225)
83. Brigitte Mara, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Eta: Whoops. Haha. )

(http://blog.whatmovieshouldiwatchtonight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/tumblr_kr4tn4mcKT1qzoaqio1_r1_500.jpg)
82. Paul Reubens, Pee Wee's Big Adventure (The picture says it all)

(http://media.kickstatic.com/kickapps/images/66470/photos/PHOTO_11194274_66470_22434560_ap_320X240.jpg)
81. Victor Sjostrom, Wild Strawberries (Subtly astonishing)

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsG/6393-18659.gif)
80. Janet Gaynor, Sunrise (Thanks Movie Dictator Club!)

(http://www.cinemagraphe.com/_imagery/_vertigo/kim-novak-vertigo.jpg)
79. Kim Novak, Vertigo (Tough performance to pull off, but she nails it)

(http://www.artsandopinion.com/2004_v3_n3/volume_images/stationagent-1.jpg)
78. Peter Dinklage, The Station Agent (Fantastic character, terrific performance, love love love)

(http://dcairns.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/rope71.jpg?w=300&h=226)
77. John Dall, Rope (So psychotic, yet surprisingly sympathetic)

(http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/12.10.98/gifs/bicyclethief-9849.jpg)
76. Lamberto Maggiorani, Bicycle Thieves (Such brilliant performances, I couldn't help but group them together)
75. Enzo Staioila, Bicycle Thieves (The kid is slightly better)

(http://images1.variety.com/graphics/photos/reviewn/rnobodyknows.jpg)
74. Yuyu Yagira, Nobody Knows (Quite possibly the best child performance of all time?)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-SRYPec0ur0/SZlphxDsSsI/AAAAAAAAGrs/mHUIMUIOHHs/s320/Picture+3.png)
73. Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence (I need to see her other work!)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CiiqU5fJ9-w/TfuWryVHtFI/AAAAAAAABxY/r9LSWfhFkb4/s1600/Chinatown.jpg)
72. John Huston, Chinatown (CREEPY!)

(http://nowaytomakealiving.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/friday_grant.gif)
71. Carey Grant, His Girl Friday (George Clooney wishes he could be this good)

(http://www.dailypress.com/media/photo/2009-06/47542794.jpg)
70. Gloria Swanson, Sunset Blvd (Originally thought this was too OTT, but I can't shake her impact on me. Magnificent)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on October 30, 2011, 04:57:34 AM
Re your question at 84. Answered at 81 and then at 72.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Totoro on October 30, 2011, 02:29:51 PM
I'm deviating from my original list as I go along.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Totoro on October 30, 2011, 03:29:55 PM
(http://mindguerrilla.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/gene_kelly.jpg)
69. Gene Kelly, Singin in the Rain (What a talent!)

(http://www.moviestore.com/library/photos/178/178682.jpg)
68. Marcello Mastroianni, 8 1/2 (Difficult to find a good picture)

(http://thecia.com.au/reviews/m/images/mysterious-skin-9.jpg)
67. Brady Corbet, Mysterious Skin (Incredibly underrated)

(http://www.classicfilmguide.com/image5ff0.gif?id=242)
66. Sidney Poitier, In the Heat of the Night (Strong performance, should of won Oscar)

(https://wawaza.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Setsuko-hara..jpg)
65. Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story (She's heartachingly sad here)

(http://theroadshowversion.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/cotten_shadowofadoubt.jpg)
64. Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt (I don't like Cotten that much, but he's phenomenal here)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/03/13/0313_brando_460x276.jpg)
63. Marlon Brando, The Godfather (Iconic)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_gRWMZ-x-wV0/SugqJkG64KI/AAAAAAAAF_c/AmBZVpinqPE/s400/Sansho.JPG)
62. Yoshioki Hanayagi, Sansho the Bailiff (Haunting)

(http://gonewiththetwins.com/pages/archive/screenshots/killing/004.jpg)
61. Marie Windsor, The Killing (I hated her so much!)

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsD/4993-3365.jpg)
60. Faye Dunnaway, Chinatown (Her least annoying performance is also her best)

(http://l.yimg.com/eb/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/columbia_pictures/dr__strangelove/peter_sellers/strangelove3.jpg)
59. Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (the president is my favorite)

(http://mitchwu.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/fmw3.jpg?w=400&h=222)
58. Jean-Pierre Leaud, The 400 Blows (Well, Yuyu, I forgot somebody, sorry)

(http://www.dealmemo.com/Interview/Audrey_Tautou_Amelie_files/image003.jpg)
57. Audrey Tautou, Amelie (Spoon! :P )

(http://movieactors.com/freeze-frames/biglebowski/BigLebowski%2020-10-46-18.jpg)
56. John Goodman, The Big Lebowski (Funny!)

(http://www.leftfieldcinema.com/files/images/winterlight2.jpg)
55. Ingrid Thulin, Winter Light (Intense!)



Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Totoro on October 30, 2011, 07:56:51 PM
I guess people aren't so into videos anymore  :-\   I know it's not Verite-quality, but I did put quite a bit of time into it.

I really liked it. Great job - not ust saying that. You should do more!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: worm@work on October 30, 2011, 08:32:32 PM
I guess people aren't so into videos anymore  :-\   I know it's not Verite-quality, but I did put quite a bit of time into it.

I really liked it. Great job - not ust saying that. You should do more!

I loved the videos as well, MT. Inspired me to add a bunch of movies to my imaginary queue. I loved seeing Meena Kumari's performance in Pakeezah there. I haven't watched it in years and your video really made me want to revisit a few bollywood classics.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: edgar00 on October 30, 2011, 08:34:32 PM
When is this due?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 30, 2011, 08:49:06 PM
When is this due?

November 4th 23:59:59
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Totoro on October 30, 2011, 08:59:34 PM
(http://movieactors.com/photos/wizardofoz121.jpeg)
54. Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz (Villainous!)

(http://movieactors.com/photos/awfultruth39.jpeg)
53. Irene Dunne, The Awful Truth (So, so charming)

(http://movieactors.com/photos/psycho66.jpeg)
52. Anthony Perkins, Psycho (Creepy!)

(http://cdn1.newsone.com/files/2010/03/MoNique_Precious.jpg)
51. Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire (Powerful, scary, sympathetic)

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsH/7378-6645.gif)
50. Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump (Funny and sad)

(http://content7.flixster.com/photo/11/05/52/11055245_gal.jpg)
49. Tim Roth, Reservoir Dogs (Intense and nuanced)

(http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2009/02/12/4220xtctpenn.jpg)
48. Sean Penn, Milk (Complete 180 - it doesn't even feel like Penn is there)

(http://www.dailypress.com/media/photo/2008-11/43346317.jpg)
47. Jack Lemmon, Some Like It Hot (Hi-larious!)

(http://www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2002/4/mulhollanddrive1.jpg)
46. Naomi Watts, Mulholland Dr. (No list is complete without her)

(http://citizenofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/rsz_576_7.jpg?w=300&h=200)
45. James Stewart, Vertigo (No list is complete without him!)

(http://ewpopwatch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/royal-tenenbaums-hackman_3201.jpg)
44. Gene Hackman, The Royal Tenenbaums (So funny and heartwarming - a lovable jerkbag)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/98/248061030_246a9fa5e1_o.jpg)
43. Liv Ullman, Autumn Sonata (Wether the storm that's within her)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LZUXAiOZaAk/TUIi2ZxJXfI/AAAAAAAAABA/uLppOJR8T4Q/s1600/1Murray+Abraham+in+Amadeus_0002.jpg)
42. F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus (He seemingly does very little)

(http://spectrumculture.com/assets/b4sunrise2.jpg)
41. Julie Delpy, Before Sunrise (A miracle of a movie, a miracle of performances)
40. Ethan Hawke, Before Sunrise (Both are so brilliant, but Hawke is just a wee bit better)

Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Totoro on October 30, 2011, 11:16:39 PM
(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/16753-11726.gif)
39. Donald Sutherland, M*A*S*H (What a cad)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u8NHTWJ3_HE/TQfecfRzoAI/AAAAAAAAAT8/TJydWWLgn2E/s1600/late+spring.jpg)
38. Chishu Ryu, Late Spring (The ending messed me up!)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wWWrYsIEI0s/SqVCj7B-ltI/AAAAAAAAEIc/-v-OjJmawR0/s400/Who's+Afraid+Of+Virginia+Woolf+-+Richard+Burton+04.JPG)
37. Richard Burton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Powerful)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_348hO-Uj_qU/R6_Pg3Fh5pI/AAAAAAAAAck/JATtyz2Zb0E/s320/WikipediaTakashiShimuraIkiru.jpg)
36. Takeshi Shimura, Ikiru (  :'( )

(http://www.homevideos.com/freezeframes/BlazeSaddle119.jpeg)
35. Madeline Kahn, Blazing Saddles (She's tired!)

(http://l.yimg.com/eb/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/united_artists/annie_hall/_group_photos/diane_keaton5.jpg)
34. Diane Keaton, Annie Hall (For the love of God, Woody, make another movie with her!)

(http://www.homevideos.com/freezeframes/ducksoup189.jpeg)
33. Groucho Marx, Duck Soup (ok, ok, I gotta include this one)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5177/5533213482_50910fc894_o.jpg)
32. Irene Jacob, The Double Life of Veronique (Oddly moving)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2009/oscars/heath_ledger.jpg)
31. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight (Crazy crazy good)

(http://movieactors.com/freezes1/DeathBecomesHer2.jpg)
30. Meryl Streep, Death Becomes Her (She's just so funny, you can't take your eyes off her)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ucAE_GrFrfM/R7JcVL59YOI/AAAAAAAABMk/XO3mHg18qWs/s320/4_months_3_weeks.jpg)
29. Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Haunting)

(http://www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2005/2/days_1.jpg)
28. Leslie Cheung, Days of Being Wild (This character stays with me)

(http://www.retroist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/the-third-man_harry-lime-first-view.jpg)
27. Orson Welles, The Third Man (10 minutes is all you need)

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsA/720.gif)
26. Margaret Avery, The Color Purple (This movie makes me cry every 10 minutes, but she made me cry the hardest "See Daddy, sinners have souls too."  :'( )

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jAk5uF_X8pI/TaHB_0i_HhI/AAAAAAAAAEA/CLY5NC6zv3c/s1600/ripley1.jpg)
25. Matt Damon, The Talented Mr. Ripley (Disturbing)


Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on October 31, 2011, 08:58:32 PM
I didn't want to leave this too late and run out of time so here's mine:

1. Liv Ullmann - Autumn Sonata
2. Keira Knightley - Never Let Me Go
3. Michelle Yeoh - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
4. Imelda Staunton - Another Year
5. Rosamund Pike - Barney's Version
6. Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
7. Sally Hawkins - Happy Go Lucky
8. Emma Thompson - Stranger Than Fiction
9. Beverly D'Angelo - American History X
10. Mary McCormack - Private Parts
11. Meryl Streep - The River Wild
12. Josephine Siao - Summer Snow
13. Rebecca De Mornay - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
14. Angela Bassett - Strange Days
15. Billy Crudup - Watchmen
16. Susan Sarandon - Bull Durham
17. Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal
18. Judy Dench - Notes on a Scandal
19. Alfre Woodard - Star Trek First Contact
20. Sandra Bulock - Speed
21. Woody Harrelson - Indecent Proposal
22. Jamie Lee Curtis - True Lies
23. Julie Delpy - Before Sunset
24. Maggie Smith - Harry Potter series
25. Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit
26. Emily Mortimer - Transsiberian
27. Linda Hamilton - Terminator 2: Judgment Day
28. Sigourney Weaver - Aliens
29. Lori Petty - Tank Girl
30. Glenn Close - Dangerous Liasons
31. Katie Jarvis - Fish Tank
32. Sam Rockwell - Conviction
33. Tia Carrere - Waynes World
34. Cameron Diaz - Any Given Sunday
35. Noomi Rapace - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 31, 2011, 09:10:13 PM
I didn't want to leave this too late and run out of time so here's mine:

2. Keira Knightley - Never Let Me Go
6. Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
24. Maggie Smith - Harry Potter series
25. Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit
31. Katie Jarvis - Fish Tank
35. Noomi Rapace - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Loving these choices. Don't forget to PM me your list, if this is what you wish to submit.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on October 31, 2011, 09:19:01 PM
2. Keira Knightley - Never Let Me Go
6. Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
24. Maggie Smith - Harry Potter series
25. Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit
31. Katie Jarvis - Fish Tank
35. Noomi Rapace - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Loving these choices.
I think Poppins stands a pretty good chance, not too sure about the others.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Totoro on November 01, 2011, 12:19:15 AM
(http://cdn.hometheaterforum.com/d/d0/d0cd390f_htf_imgcache_9970.jpeg)
24. Nikolay Burlyaev, Andrei Rublev - Watching the film again gives an entirely new context to his performance that makes the reveal at the end all the more powerful.

(http://i34.tinypic.com/ilzz1e.jpg)
23. Gunnar Bjornstrand, Winter Light - Credit to Bergman, but more so to Bjornstrand for a performance that made me question my own religious views and for making me look through Bergman's worldview with such ease. Unlike other Bergman directed performances, Bjornstrand brings us to a very human level that doesn't depend on the opinions of the artist as much as it does rely on the situation. It's quite, subdued even, but it creeps in in a most unexpected way.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ja51IYJlbws/S0S4L98oK-I/AAAAAAAAEbk/Kzke7--p3d0/s400/trust2.jpg)
22. Adrienne Shelly, Trust - If you haven't guessed already, my performance list is comprised of performances where the actor or actress have successfully submerged themselves into the film world. There's rarely a performance on this list that imbalances the film - all performances are level with the quality. Shelly doesn't work against her material, she lives and breathes it. She's up so high because the material is highly unusual and yet she makes it work completely.

(http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/images/noel/blue2.jpg)
21. Juliette Binoche, Three Colors: Blue - A beautiful and devastating performance to match a deeply tragic film. I can think of several actresses that could of took this role and turn it into an attention grabbing hysterical mess, so I deeply appreciate Binoche going in the opposite direction.

(http://www.mondesetranges.fr/IMG/jpg/Rocky_Horror_2.jpg)
20. Tim Curry, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Can I just enjoy a performance? The combination of Curry's fearlessness with his insane craziness makes for a performance that can switch from comical ridiculousness to melodramatic maliciousness in a second. He has a phenomenal voice as well.

(http://boxinguweboll.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/16-interiors.jpg)
19. Mary Beth Hurt, Interiors - I feel that almost everyone else in Woody's Interiors is trying to make a strong dramatic turn (Keaton fails so hard), but the only one that isn't trying but doing is Hurt. Here we have a woman that's voice resembles that of Lisa Simpsons' with a character that's overshadowed by Page's and Keaton's OTT melodramatic turns. She's an actress that reacts, she's an actress where the words fly out of her mouth as if she's making it up as she speaks. Watch for her catharsis with her mother at the end. It's devastating and cuts so, so deep.

(That's all for now)

Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on November 01, 2011, 12:48:16 AM
2noff- D'ya mean Staunton for Vera Drake?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on November 01, 2011, 02:05:25 AM
I think, I hope, he really does mean Another Year.  :)  Awesome pick, 'noff.  Her perfomance/role in that haunted me for days afterward.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 01, 2011, 07:12:56 AM
It's true, Another Year, brief though it may be is just as powerful. Also I get a little bored listing the same performances every year, if there's something equal in power but newer it trumps the old. At least this year it does.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Sandy on November 01, 2011, 10:28:05 AM
Yeoh, Andrews, Woodard! Awesome smirnoff--I'll be helping those along as well.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on November 01, 2011, 12:46:01 PM
Sorry noff just don't remember Staunton in it. Time for a rewatch of a great film, what a chore! Oh the bit at the start - oh yeah with ya now.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Sandy on November 01, 2011, 09:37:55 PM
Great lists everyone and Martin your videos were so helpful! I stop at 60 because my brain hurts.


60. Margaret O’Brien—Meet Me in St. Louis
59. Abbie Cornish—Bright Star
58. Nicole Kidman—Moulin Rouge
57. Audrey Hepburn—Funny Face
56. Donald O’Connor—Singin’ in the Rain
55. Jude Law—A.I. Artificial Intelligence
54. Li Gong—The Story of Qiu Ju
53. Eli Wallach—The Holiday (best part about the movie)
52. Juliet Stevenson—Truly Madly Deeply
51. Madeline Kahn—What’s Up Doc?
50. Timothy Hutton—Ordinary People
49. Seema Biswas—Water
48. Judy Garland—A  Star is Born
47. Peter O’Toole—Goodbye Mr. Chips (hate the music, love the performance)
46. Lionel Barrymore—You Can't Take it with You
45. Spencer Tracy—Inherit the Wind
44. David Niven—A Matter of Life and Death
43. Henry Fonda—Grapes of Wrath
42. Lawrence Olivier—The Entertainer
41. Jean Arthur—Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
40. Mary Wickes—White Christmas
39. Judy Davis—My Brilliant Career
38. Tom Hollander—Pride & Prejudice
37. Alan Rickman—Galaxy Quest (self parody is my favorite)
36. Leonardo DiCaprio—What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
35. Michelle Yeoh—Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
34. Claire Danes—Romeo + Juliet
33. Ralph Fiennes—Schindler’s List
32. Catherine O’Hara--Penelope
31. Alfre Woodard—Star Trek: First Contact
30. Montgomery Clift—The Heiress
29. Brenda Blethyn—Pride& Prejudice
28. Winona Ryder—Little Women
27. Charlotte Gainsbourg—Jane Eyre
26. Rober Sean Leonard—Dead Poet’s Society
25. Julie Andrews—Mary Poppins
24. Gene Wilder—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
23. Emma Thompson—Stanger Than Fiction
22. Joaquin Phoenix—Walk the Line
21. James McAvoy—Becoming Jane
20. Gary Cooper—Friendly Persuasion
19. Humphrey Bogart—Casablanca
18. Ingrid Bergman--Notorious
17. Cary Grant—Charade
16. Tom Hulce—Amadeus
15. F. Murray Abraham--Amadeus
14. Liam Neeson—Schindler’s List
13. Katherine Hepburn—The Lion in Winter
12. Peter Sellers—Dr. Strangelove
11. Charlie Chaplin—City Lights
10. Johnny Depp—Finding Neverland
9. James Dean—East of Eden
8. Anthony Hopkins--Shadowlands
7. Claude Rains--Casablanca
6. Tom Hanks—Cast Away
5. Kate Winslet—Sense and Sensibility
4. Harriet Andersson—Through a Glass Darkly
3. Kenneth Branagh--Hamlet
2. Gregory Peck—To Kill a Mockingbird
1. Jimmy Stewart—It’s a Wonderful Life
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on November 01, 2011, 09:48:39 PM
These choices, especially, made me smile, Sandy!
59. Abbie Cornish—Bright Star
51. Madeline Kahn—What’s Up Doc?
24. Gene Wilder—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
23. Emma Thompson—Stanger Than Fiction
1. Jimmy Stewart—It’s a Wonderful Life
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 01, 2011, 10:21:17 PM
62   Michael Gambon - The Cook, the Thieh, his Wife and Her Lover
85   Campbell Scott - Roger Dodger
94   Aurelien Recoing - Time Out

Excellent performances that don't get talked about enough, IME.  Rossellini in Roger Dodger, too.

21. Ines Efron - XXY
Katie Dickie – Red Road

Again, superlative work that more people need to see.

An Ines Efron film that you might be interested in is Glue.  Three teens experimenting with sex.  A bit of a slog in parts especially the voiceovers of which there is a lot of.  But stunning cinematography.  Posted a bunch of screencaps in the Best of Decade thread for cinematography.

13. Rebecca De Mornay - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
14. Angela Bassett - Strange Days

Very talented actresses in my book.  I dig those.

59. Abbie Cornish—Bright Star
51. Madeline Kahn—What’s Up Doc?

Love Cornish's snark in the first half or thereabouts of the film.  Overall, a finely modulated emotional performance.  Cornish did this weird dance in Somersault (a film that flieger dictated to me way back for MDC) that I can't get out of my head.  Weird but fantastic.

And I'm lovin' the Madeline Kahn love.  One of the great movie comediennes.

re: Harriet Andersson

Such a marvelous physical talent.  She's in Cries and Whispers for about 5-10 minutes, but the physicality of it is searing. 
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Bondo on November 01, 2011, 11:35:13 PM
21. Ines Efron - XXY
Katie Dickie – Red Road

Again, superlative work that more people need to see.

An Ines Efron film that you might be interested in is Glue.  Three teens experimenting with sex.  A bit of a slog in parts especially the voiceovers of which there is a lot of.  But stunning cinematography.  Posted a bunch of screencaps in the Best of Decade thread for cinematography.

Thanks, I'll have to check it out. I watched The Fish Child, the follow up by the same director of XXY that also stars Ines Efron and it was interesting but rather messier.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 02, 2011, 04:08:20 AM
Thanks, I'll have to check it out. I watched The Fish Child, the follow up by the same director of XXY that also stars Ines Efron and it was interesting but rather messier.

Thanks for reminding me; I keep forgetting to place The Fish Child near the top of my queue.  I'll change that after logging off.  Back to Glue, the teens actually acting out their curiosity and desire is only a small part of the running time, if I'm not misremembering.  The voiceovers, I wasn't suprised to find out, where written largely by the actors.  The voiceovers could've been written better.  At the same time, they do sound like the thoughts of broody teens.  But sometimes closely reflecting how people can be is less interesting than not.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Sandy on November 02, 2011, 09:30:10 AM
Love Cornish's snark in the first half or thereabouts of the film.  Overall, a finely modulated emotional performance.  Cornish did this weird dance in Somersault (a film that flieger dictated to me way back for MDC) that I can't get out of my head.  Weird but fantastic.

And I'm lovin' the Madeline Kahn love.  One of the great movie comediennes.

re: Harriet Andersson

Such a marvelous physical talent.  She's in Cries and Whispers for about 5-10 minutes, but the physicality of it is searing.

You express Cornish's character so well. I wish I could come up with phrases like,  "finely modulated emotional performance".  :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 02, 2011, 05:28:23 PM
It's very likely that I got that phrase or something similar from someone else.  It's the only way I can write decently.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 04, 2011, 09:39:47 PM
Just submitted my list.  Here's a sample:

100. Harry Dean Stanton – Repo Man
96. David Herman - Office Space
94. John Hurt - Love and Death on Long Island      
89. Genevieve Lemon - Sweetie
85. Kelly Macdonald - No Country For Old Men
77. Parker Posey - Best in Show
72. Naomi Watts - Mulholland Drive   
69. Dianne Wiest – Bullets Over Broadway                     
65. Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom      
56. Chiwetel Ejiofor – Redbelt      
54. Gene Hackman – The Conversation      
45. Kirin Kiri – Still Walking 
43. Frances McDormand – Fargo 
39. Charlotte Rampling – Keys to the House      
38. Walter Matthau – A New Leaf      
24. Jerry Lewis – The King of Comedy      
23. Natalya Bondarchuk - Solaris         
18. Tony Leung - 2046
17. Rena Owen – Once Were Warriors
13. Barbara Stanwyck - Ball of Fire

   

Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on November 04, 2011, 10:01:28 PM
38. Walter Matthau – A New Leaf

Neat pick, out of all the possible choices too...
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 04, 2011, 11:51:17 PM
38. Walter Matthau – A New Leaf

Neat pick, out of all the possible choices too...

One of the great comedic performances in movie history!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on November 05, 2011, 12:49:29 PM
89. Genevieve Lemon - Sweetie
45. Kirin Kiri – Still Walking 
24. Jerry Lewis – The King of Comedy      
Particularly like these picks, Ver.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 08, 2011, 10:59:04 AM
Particularly like these picks, Ver.

I'm pretty sad that even with Still Walking being out on Criterion that there hasn't been much/any? reviews of it on the boards since the DVD was released.  I should've nominated that for the first Movie of the Week Club poll.

Did you submit a list?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: oneaprilday on November 08, 2011, 11:42:19 AM
I'm pretty sad that even with Still Walking being out on Criterion that there hasn't been much/any? reviews of it on the boards since the DVD was released.  I should've nominated that for the first Movie of the Week Club poll.

Did you submit a list?
I'd love to re-watch Still Walking - I've seen it only once.

And, sadly, no, I didn't submit a list.  It just felt completely overwhelming for me to try to do even a short list since I'd really be starting from scratch.  I'm going to make an effort to keep an ongoing list this year so that I have something to work with and then submit next year.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: jbissell on November 08, 2011, 05:39:14 PM
Awesome list Ver, would love to see the rest.

Forgot to submit my list, but it would've just been the same as last year. Probably would've moved Warren Oates in Two-Lane up a few spots.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: Verite on November 09, 2011, 06:59:25 AM
And, sadly, no, I didn't submit a list.  It just felt completely overwhelming for me to try to do even a short list since I'd really be starting from scratch.  I'm going to make an effort to keep an ongoing list this year so that I have something to work with and then submit next year.

Forgot to submit my list, but it would've just been the same as last year. Probably would've moved Warren Oates in Two-Lane up a few spots.

I'm really mad at the both of you for not participating.


Awesome list Ver, would love to see the rest.

I'm trying to condense all 100 performances (those that I have clip access to) to a 5-minute vid, but it looks like I can only do a 5-minute vid if I only focus on my top 10 and present the other 90 with a screenshot each.  Regrettably, no Oates performances on mine.  Looks like I'll be posting it up in two thousand late.

Okay, I'm no longer mad at you two; can't stay mad at you nice folks.  :) I appreciate the positive vibes.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: pixote on November 09, 2011, 09:47:09 PM
My list. (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8852.msg549153#msg549153)

I didn't feel compelled to edit it since pretty much the best performance Ive seen since then was by Skeletor in 50/50.

edit: Oops, I was supposed to add Lebowski and Gump this year. And maybe McDonnell in Passion Fish, Stevenson in Truly Madly Deeply, and Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz. Oh well.

pixote
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on January 20, 2015, 03:57:13 PM
Updated

An ongoing list of great performances starting from fifty years ago;

1964Ava GardnerThe Night Of The IguanaJohn Huston
1965Richard BurtonThe Spy Who Came In From The Cold   Martin Ritt
1966Eli WallachThe Good, The Bad and The Ugly   Sergio Leone
1967Lee MarvinPoint BlankJohn Boorman
1968Lynn CarlinFacesJohn Cassavettes
1969Lino VenturaArmy Of ShadowsJean-Pierre Melville
1970Jean-Louis Trantignant   The ConformistBernardo Bertolucci
1971Jane FondaKluteAlan J. Pakula
1972Sean ConneryThe OffenceSidney Lumet
1973Steven KeatsThe Friends Of Eddie CoylePeter Yates
1974Warren OatesCockfighterMonte Hellman
1975Michael CaineThe Man Who Would Be KingJohn Huston
1976Ben GazzaraThe Killing Of A Chinese BookieJohn Cassavettes
1977Diane KeatonLooking For Mr GoodbarRichard Brooks
1978William KattBig WednesdayJohn Milius
1979 Dennis ChristopherBreaking AwayPeter Yates
1980Edward WoodwardBreaker MorantBruce Beresford
1981Treat WilliamsPrince Of The CitySidney Lumet
1982Wilford BrimleyThe ThingJohn Carpenter
1983Tom CourtenayThe DresserPeter Yates
1984M Emmet WalshBlood SimpleThe Coen Brothers
1985Willem DefoeTo Live And Die In LAWilliam Friedkin
1986Tracy Camilla Johns   She's Gotta Have ItSpike Lee
1987Richard E. GrantWithnail & IBruce Robinson
1988Raul JuliaTequila SunriseRobert Towne
1989Helen MirrenThe Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover   Peter Greenaway
1990Armand AssanteQ&ASidney Lumet
1991Gary BuseyPoint BreakKathryn Bigelow
1992Campbell ScottSinglesCameron Crowe
1993David ThewlissNakedMike Leigh
1994Christopher EcclestoneShallow GraveDanny Boyle
1995Jeremy IronsDie Hard With A VengeanceJohn McTiernan
1996Brenda BlethynSecrets & LiesMike Leigh
1997Ian HolmThe Sweet HereafterAtom Egoyan
1998Ulrich ThomsenThe CelebrationThomas Vinterberg
1999Alan RickmanGalaxy QuestDean Parisot
2000Ray WinstoneSexy BeastJohnathon Glazer
2001John Cameron MitchellHedwig and the Angry InchJC Mitchell
2002Jason PatricNarcJoe Carnahan
2003Patricia ClarksonThe Station AgentTom McCarthy
2004Bruno GanzDownfallOliver Hirschbiegel
2005Young-Ae LeeSympathy For Lady VengeanceChan-wook Park
2006Francois CluzetTell No OneGuillaume Canet
2007Gabe NevinsParanoid ParkGus van Sant
2008Eddie MarsanHappy-Go-LuckyMike Leigh
2009Tahar RahimA ProphetJacques Audiard
2010John C. ReillyCyrusThe Duplass Brothers
2011Elana AnayaThe Skin I Live InPedro Almodovar
2012Thomas Haden-ChurchKiller JoeWilliam Friedkin
2013Jack O'ConnellStarred UpDavid MacKenzie
2014Riz AhmedNightcrawlerDan Gilroy
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on January 20, 2015, 04:06:16 PM
Are there any films in your top 100 films that don't have a performance you think of as exception?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on January 20, 2015, 04:18:54 PM
There's some extremely dodgy acting in The Wild Bunch. Is that what you mean?
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on January 20, 2015, 04:45:49 PM
Yea I guess so. I just recognized a lot of those titles in the list as being from your top 100, so it got me wondering if that was an actual requirement (preference) for a film to make your top 100 is having at least one stand out performance, or if there are exceptions.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on January 21, 2015, 04:06:23 AM
My count is 8 films from my top 100- which I have't looked at in a long time, so you reminded me to go back and have a look.

The closest any of those films comes to bad performances is 2001, and the humans have a real puppet (or poorly evolved ape) quality to them. The directors I feel are least concerned with performance in my list are Kubrick and David Lynch. Lynch demands a few unhinged performances which can go either way- great or appalling. (Freddie Jones in The Elephant Man- great but off the scale)

You've also spurred me to go back from 1964 by year, so probably, I'll catch a lot more top 100 films on the way;

1963Madhabi Mukherjee   MahanagarSatyajit Ray
1962Don MurrayAdvise & ConsentOtto Preminger
1961Silvia PinalViridianaLuis Bunuel
1960Charles AznavourShoot The PianistFrancois Truffaut
1959Emmanuelle RivaHiroshima, mon amourAlain Resnais
1958Jeanne MoreauThe LoversLouis Malle
1957Jayne MansfieldWill Success Spoil Rock HunterFrank Tashlin
1956Glenn FordJubalDelmer Daves
1955Ralph MeekerKiss Me DeadlyRobert Aldrich
1954Alex MacKenzieThe MaggieAlexander MacKendrick
1953Gloria GrahameThe Big HeatFritz Lang
1952Takeshi ShimuraIkiruAkira Kurosawa
1951Alec GuinnessThe Man In The White SuitAlfred Hitchcock
1950Charles McGrawArmored Car RobberyRichard Fleischer
1949Judy HollidayAdam's RibGeorge Cukor
1948John GarfieldForce of EvilAbraham Polonsky
1947Edward G RobinsonThe Red HouseDelmer Daves
1946Van HeflinThe Strange Love Of Martha Ivers   Lewis Milestone
1945Joan CrawfordMildred PierceMichael Curtiz
1944Wendy HillerI Know Where I'm GoingThe Archers
1943Clara CalamaiOssessioneLuchino Visconti
1942William BendixThe Glass KeyStuart Heiser
1941Peter LorreThe Maltese FalconJohn Huston
1940George SandersForeign CorrespondentAlfred Hitchcock
1939Jean ArthurOnly Angels Have WingsHoward Hawks
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on January 21, 2015, 04:19:11 PM
The closest any of those films comes to bad performances is 2001, and the humans have a real puppet (or poorly evolved ape) quality to them.

Hah 2001, yea definitely not a performance film.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: verbALs on January 21, 2015, 04:24:02 PM
But it is one reason for its greatness, in that Kubrick may go on to dehumanise .......er....humans; through violence, brainwashing, training for war and even sex; but 2001 is the peak nay the apotheosis (the peak in a longer word) of his art. Either that or Dullea really is just a really bad actor. Zoinks & jinkies.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: smirnoff on January 21, 2015, 04:43:56 PM
It absolutely works.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
Post by: 1SO on January 21, 2015, 11:02:45 PM
1947Edward G RobinsonThe Red HouseDelmer Daves
1941Peter LorreThe Maltese FalconJohn Huston

I love a lot of these selections. These two in particular are wonderful choices.