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Title: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 06, 2010, 04:41:12 PM
Alright, now people thought that they could relax now that the ballots for the top 100 films have all been sent it. Well, in the spirit of all this praise, I figured that I'd sponsor another list to make people stress out more ;). This is the list of your, as Filmspotters, favorite on-screen performances. It does not matter whether it is male or female, lead or supporting. I hope people decide to get in on this one. Voting will close on December 15, 2010 at 11:59:59 P.M. (or 23:59:59). To submit you list, just send me a PM with your top 100. I hope people will find this challenging and fun, what every list should be. Feel free to post your lists here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8852.0) as well.


For Suggestions:

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

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

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


But you really should come up with your own lists ;)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Bondo on September 06, 2010, 06:00:22 PM
We've got Top 100 Directors, Top 100 Books and Top 100 Documentaries already planned for this year. :-\

That said, I am a fan of not distinguishing lists...good acting is good acting no matter the gender of the actor or the amount of screen time. Performances aren't really what stands out to me in films though so I probably won't put as much effort in to the list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Verite on September 06, 2010, 08:27:34 PM
I was upset-disappointed that 'Noke's Performances list thing fell through.  I'm down, though.  Didn't know that there's one for documentaries planned.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: chardy999 on September 07, 2010, 08:29:35 AM
I was upset-disappointed that 'Noke's Performances list thing fell through.

I vaguely recall something like this... very hazy though. 100 top performances is a lot, I remember struggling with Top 20 male and Top 20 female for some other top things we did.

That said, definitely in.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Beavermoose on September 07, 2010, 09:44:11 AM
Maybe you should just extend the deadline to next year. November is way too close and as Bondo said we have other lists to do as well.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: 'Noke on September 07, 2010, 11:04:23 AM
I was upset-disappointed that 'Noke's Performances list thing fell through.  I'm down, though.  Didn't know that there's one for documentaries planned.

I take full responsibility for this...It was just too much for me at one time, I'm really sorry. I'm happy this is happening again. :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: verbALs on September 07, 2010, 11:10:59 AM
Any excuse to make another list!  ;D
I think a performances list might end up following close to my top films list but that's not a negative thing.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Verite on September 07, 2010, 02:14:34 PM
I was upset-disappointed that 'Noke's Performances list thing fell through.  I'm down, though.  Didn't know that there's one for documentaries planned.

I take full responsibility for this...It was just too much for me at one time, I'm really sorry. I'm happy this is happening again. :)

Oh, I thought it was because there weren't as many participants as you wanted.  In that case, I'm just disappointed.  But I'm not disappointed in you, my man, for not compiling the results.  You had my support, wholesale.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: smirnoff on September 07, 2010, 03:22:55 PM
I'm game. Gives me something to do when things are slow at work.

GC, you may want to consider posting a ballot template (with examples of preferred format) to make your life easier when it comes to tabulating.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: smirnoff on September 07, 2010, 03:25:16 PM
We've got Top 100 Directors, Top 100 Books and Top 100 Documentaries already planned for this year. :-\

What happened to your multitasking ambition? ;)

Couldn't we do them in tandem? I mean, for Best of Decade we had a dozen categories going, not just film and director.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 07, 2010, 03:27:28 PM
I'm game. Gives me something to do when things are slow at work.

GC, you may want to consider posting a ballot template (with examples of preferred format) to make your life easier when it comes to tabulating.


My template will work exactly how the top 100 films works. And I will extend the dealine to December 31, 2010 at 11:59:59 P.M. (or 23:59:59). For reference of the ballot look here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8516.msg487084#msg487084).
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: smirnoff on September 07, 2010, 03:36:07 PM
I'm game. Gives me something to do when things are slow at work.

GC, you may want to consider posting a ballot template (with examples of preferred format) to make your life easier when it comes to tabulating.


My template will work exactly how the top 100 films works. And I will extend the dealine to December 31, 2010 at 11:59:59 P.M. (or 23:59:59). For reference of the ballot look here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8516.msg487084#msg487084).

And the formatting? Or do you care?

1. Michael Douglas - Black Rain
1. Black Rain - Michael Douglas


Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Bondo on September 07, 2010, 03:47:07 PM
We've got Top 100 Directors, Top 100 Books and Top 100 Documentaries already planned for this year. :-\

What happened to your multitasking ambition? ;)

Couldn't we do them in tandem? I mean, for Best of Decade we had a dozen categories going, not just film and director.

Hoisted on my own petard. :D
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: maņana on September 07, 2010, 05:21:40 PM
I take full responsibility for this...It was just too much for me at one time, I'm really sorry. I'm happy this is happening again. :)
Nah, not your fault at all, your effort was terrific. It was just a matter of timing; people were distracted by some other lists that were going on so it was hard to get them focused on it, and I know for myself I was really busy with school at the time.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 07, 2010, 06:22:25 PM
I'm game. Gives me something to do when things are slow at work.

GC, you may want to consider posting a ballot template (with examples of preferred format) to make your life easier when it comes to tabulating.


My template will work exactly how the top 100 films works. And I will extend the dealine to December 31, 2010 at 11:59:59 P.M. (or 23:59:59). For reference of the ballot look here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8516.msg487084#msg487084).

And the formatting? Or do you care?

1. Michael Douglas - Black Rain
1. Black Rain - Michael Douglas




Preferably the first one.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: smirnoff on September 09, 2010, 04:16:23 PM
Wow, Russell Crowe must've showed some kinda depth in L.A. Confidential to make your list twice. :)

   33      Kevin Spacey      The Usual Suspects   
   48      Robert Shaw      Jaws   
   52      Jeff Bridges    The Big Lebowski   
   53      Alec Baldwin      Glengarry Glen Ross   
   57      Jack Lemmon      Glengarry Glen Ross   
   58      Bruce Lee      Enter the Dragon   
   59      Denzel Washington      Training Day   
   70      Walter Matthau      The Taking of Pelham 123   
   71      Andy Serkis      The Two Towers   
   82      John Cameron Mitchell      Hedwig & the Angry Inch   
   98      Edward Norton      American History X   
                        
   

Of the performances I've seen there's many that I'll be considering for my own list. Good stuff
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: smirnoff on September 09, 2010, 04:34:13 PM
Just to get started here is a rough, unranked list of "performances that came to mind." Apparently I really like it when 12 year old girls act. Question...can we basically pick a role rather than a film? Can I pick Julie Delpy as Celine rather than choosing between Sunrise/Sunset or Alan Rickman as Snape, generally?

That's a good question...
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 09, 2010, 07:18:49 PM
Just to get started here is a rough, unranked list of "performances that came to mind." Apparently I really like it when 12 year old girls act. Question...can we basically pick a role rather than a film? Can I pick Julie Delpy as Celine rather than choosing between Sunrise/Sunset or Alan Rickman as Snape, generally?

Yes. If they play the same character in multiple films, it counts as one. So Uma as The Bride is one selection (labeled: Uma Thurman - Kill Bill). But if you just like the performance in one film, please specify (i.e. Al Pacino as Michael Corleone - The Godfather 1 & 2).
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: verbALs on September 09, 2010, 09:26:21 PM
Glad to see another list go up so quickly B ;D. I can tell the 'oh yeah, I missed that!' factor is going to be very high with this list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Bondo on September 09, 2010, 10:49:05 PM
Glad to see another list go up so quickly B ;D. I can tell the 'oh yeah, I missed that!' factor is going to be very high with this list.

 :)

Mine is a far cry short of 100 still so I'll be adding a lot as others post and eventually ranking.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: verbALs on September 10, 2010, 06:17:48 AM
Wow, Russell Crowe must've showed some kinda depth in L.A. Confidential to make your list twice. :)

   33      Kevin Spacey      The Usual Suspects   
   48      Robert Shaw      Jaws   
   52      Jeff Bridges    The Big Lebowski   
   53      Alec Baldwin      Glengarry Glen Ross   
   57      Jack Lemmon      Glengarry Glen Ross   
   58      Bruce Lee      Enter the Dragon   
   59      Denzel Washington      Training Day   
   70      Walter Matthau      The Taking of Pelham 123   
   71      Andy Serkis      The Two Towers   
   82      John Cameron Mitchell      Hedwig & the Angry Inch   
   98      Edward Norton      American History X   
                        
   

Of the performances I've seen there's many that I'll be considering for my own list. Good stuff

Haha error corrected (he was dangling me out of a window)
Moved the list to GCs newly created page for the purpose of posting lists.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 10, 2010, 06:46:13 AM
Moved the list to GCs newly created page for the purposing of posting lists.

Thanks. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on September 10, 2010, 02:13:44 PM
I wouldnt participate in a performances list personally.

While I love a lot of non-English movies, I dont feel remotely qualified to compare performances where the tones and idiosyncracies of speech are reduced to subtitles. Seeing people that Ive seen in a dozen performances (Ullman, Mifune, Gabin) makes it a little easier, but still.

And even in great translations, some things are lost as well.  Dialogue translation doesn't take care of cultural details present through story setting, character action (for example, a customary action), etc. that aren't apparent to or register with a person not of that culture.  Does that stop you from ranking non-English language movies in lists or evaluating them in some fashion with English language films?  List-making doesn't imply authority or qualification.  Just list what you love, what you find utterly convincing despite the language barrier.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: maņana on September 10, 2010, 05:13:32 PM
Remember those performance by decade lists we started a while ago, where the heck are those? Also, pix made a bunch of performance polls (I think), I can't find those either. It'd be cool to have that stuff linked to in an index because there were a lot of good ideas in there.

My search attempts this afternoon have been met with 404s.  :(
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 10, 2010, 05:40:17 PM
Remember those performance by decade lists we started a while ago, where the heck are those? Also, pix made a bunch of performance polls (I think), I can't find those either. It'd be cool to have that stuff linked to in an index because there were a lot of good ideas in there.

My search attempts this afternoon have been met with 404s.  :(

I'll link to them....just a moment.....They will be on the first post.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: maņana on September 10, 2010, 06:36:59 PM
I'll link to them....just a moment.....They will be on the first post.
Thanks, GC151. I also found these lists that you might want to add:

Top performances of the 1950s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6936.0)
Top performances of the 1960s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6619.0)
Top performances of the 1970s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6127.0)
Top performances of the 1980s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5991.0)
Top performances of the 1990s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5910.0)
Top performances of the 2000s (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1739.0)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 10, 2010, 07:05:47 PM
I'll link to them....just a moment.....They will be on the first post.
Thanks, GC151. I also found these lists that you might want to add:

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

They've been added.....I still hope that people just don't stick to these. Broaden your horizons and make your own personal lists.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on September 10, 2010, 08:15:39 PM
Since I'm 20 short and biased toward the recent it is probably good for me to go and look at.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: maņana on September 10, 2010, 08:34:44 PM
I still hope that people just don't stick to these. Broaden your horizons and make your own personal lists.
I think Filmspotters make the lists they want to make, these links are just a good resource for people who want to do a little homework. Thanks again for putting them in the first post.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on September 10, 2010, 08:35:18 PM
I'll link to them....just a moment.....They will be on the first post.
Thanks, GC151. I also found these lists that you might want to add:

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

They've been added.....I still hope that people just don't stick to these. Broaden your horizons and make your own personal lists.
Some people posted their list submissions here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6934.0) for 'Noke's similar project that fell through last year.  The thread also has some nice little discussions if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: ses on September 10, 2010, 08:43:18 PM
Does anyone else think there should be separate male and female lists? Or is that just me?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 10, 2010, 09:14:48 PM
Does anyone else think there should be separate male and female lists? Or is that just me?

We don't discriminate here.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: ses on September 10, 2010, 09:55:46 PM
Does anyone else think there should be separate male and female lists? Or is that just me?

We don't discriminate here.

How is that discrimination?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 10, 2010, 09:58:44 PM
Does anyone else think there should be separate male and female lists? Or is that just me?

We don't discriminate here.

How is that discrimination?

It's not....I just don't think they should be split up.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: ses on September 10, 2010, 10:09:13 PM
Does anyone else think there should be separate male and female lists? Or is that just me?

We don't discriminate here.

How is that discrimination?



It's not....I just don't think they should be split up.

It's your show.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 10, 2010, 10:11:12 PM
Does anyone else think there should be separate male and female lists? Or is that just me?

We don't discriminate here.

How is that discrimination?



It's not....I just don't think they should be split up.

It's your show.

I mean, a performer is a performer. Gender should not matter.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 10, 2010, 10:12:14 PM
Does anyone else think there should be separate male and female lists? Or is that just me?

We don't discriminate here.

How is that discrimination?



It's not....I just don't think they should be split up.

It's your show.

I mean, a performer is a performer. Gender should not matter.

Indeed. FLY has your back on this one, GC151.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: ses on September 10, 2010, 10:56:04 PM
That really wasn't my point, if we did separate lists, we could get more performers on each list, I wasn't trying to insinuate gender mattered.  No big deal.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 11, 2010, 07:49:52 AM
That really wasn't my point, if we did separate lists, we could get more performers on each list, I wasn't trying to insinuate gender mattered.  No big deal.

Oh I see. I'm sorry I misinterpreted it. I still think that one top 100 would be better because it puts less stress onto the list maker.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: chardy999 on September 11, 2010, 11:34:08 AM
That really wasn't my point, if we did separate lists, we could get more performers on each list, I wasn't trying to insinuate gender mattered.  No big deal.

Oh I see. I'm sorry I misinterpreted it. I still think that one top 100 would be better because it puts less stress onto the list maker.

I kinda disagree but probably because i'm predisposed to agree with ses.

Regardless, this will be a difficult task.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 11, 2010, 11:42:22 AM
That really wasn't my point, if we did separate lists, we could get more performers on each list, I wasn't trying to insinuate gender mattered.  No big deal.

Oh I see. I'm sorry I misinterpreted it. I still think that one top 100 would be better because it puts less stress onto the list maker.

I kinda disagree but probably because i'm predisposed to agree with ses.

Regardless, this will be a difficult task.

Just because it is difficult does not mean it won't be fun.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: chardy999 on September 11, 2010, 11:54:27 AM
That really wasn't my point, if we did separate lists, we could get more performers on each list, I wasn't trying to insinuate gender mattered.  No big deal.

Oh I see. I'm sorry I misinterpreted it. I still think that one top 100 would be better because it puts less stress onto the list maker.

I kinda disagree but probably because i'm predisposed to agree with ses.

Regardless, this will be a difficult task.

Just because it is difficult does not mean it won't be fun.

Fun? Fun! Natalie enjoys list most with her clothes off.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 11, 2010, 02:50:58 PM
Woohoo! Got the first ballot today! Someone actually did it!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: ses on September 11, 2010, 11:22:45 PM

I kinda disagree but probably because i'm predisposed to agree with ses.


If only there were more people like you out there chardy  :) :)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Beavermoose on September 14, 2010, 12:11:28 AM
I know who I have as my number 1.

You're Tearing Me Apart, Lisa! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plz-bhcHryc#)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: chardy999 on September 14, 2010, 05:56:25 AM
Wow that's good.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 14, 2010, 06:41:29 AM
I know who I have as my number 1.

You're Tearing Me Apart, Lisa! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plz-bhcHryc#)

You can also put him on your directors ballot.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 17, 2010, 12:49:20 PM
Just a reminder that this thread is still alive. Get in your lists.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: FroHam X on October 17, 2010, 12:51:13 PM
I know who I have as my number 1.

You're Tearing Me Apart, Lisa! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plz-bhcHryc#)

After just recently watching Taxi Driver again for the first time in years, I could not get over how much Tommy Wiseau looks like Harvey Keitel in that movie.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 09, 2010, 06:30:53 PM
ATTENTION! ATTENTION!

THE DEADLINE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FOR THE PERFORMANCES LIST. IT IS NO LONGER DECEMBER 31, 2010. IT IS NOW DUE ON DECEMBER 1, 2010. ONCE AGAIN, DECEMBER 1, 2010 IS THE NEW DEADLINE. SO BE SURE TO GET IN YOUR LISTS! THANK YOU.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on November 09, 2010, 06:41:37 PM
Wow. Directors, Nov. 30th; performances, Dec. 1.  That's hell for a procrastinator like me.  Not to mention wanting to make pretty lists for both.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 09, 2010, 07:43:42 PM
Wow. Directors, Nov. 30th; performances, Dec. 1.  That's hell for a procrastinator like me.  Not to mention wanting to make pretty lists for both.

It is still quite a bit of time. Don't procrastinate.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: maņana on November 09, 2010, 08:26:47 PM
Did you just push the deadline up?  :o
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: ses on November 09, 2010, 08:37:40 PM
Why did you push the date up GC?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 09, 2010, 08:42:57 PM
Why did you push the date up GC?

Because things that are going on at that time in my life, I would not be able to put together and tabulate the list. The sooner the better. I am sorry if it is a slight inconvenience, but it had to be done. Sorry.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: ses on November 09, 2010, 08:44:45 PM
Why did you push the date up GC?

Because things that are going on at that time in my life, I would not be able to put together and tabulate the list. The sooner the better. I am sorry if it is a slight inconvenience, but it had to be done. Sorry.

I just worry about it being the day after another list is due.  You might miss out on some ballots that way.  How about postponing the submission date? Or maybe someone can help you with the tabulation.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 16, 2010, 09:27:53 AM
Just a reminder that the ballots are due in 15 days. So far, I have only received five ballots. Be sure to get those in. Thanks!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: smirnoff on November 16, 2010, 09:32:20 AM
I'm going to start jotting down potentials today.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: smirnoff on November 18, 2010, 09:29:57 AM
How are we handling performances that span multiple movies? Sigourney Weaver in the Alien series for example...
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on November 18, 2010, 09:34:57 AM
How are we handling performances that span multiple movies? Sigourney Weaver in the Alien series for example...

You can vote for roles rather than films.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: smirnoff on November 18, 2010, 09:44:08 AM
Good, thanks
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 18, 2010, 04:40:22 PM
How are we handling performances that span multiple movies? Sigourney Weaver in the Alien series for example...

You can vote for roles rather than films.

This.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 19, 2010, 10:43:18 PM
Just a reminder that the ballots are due in 15 12 days. So far, I have only received five ballots. Be sure to get those in. Thanks!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 21, 2010, 12:09:09 AM
Just a reminder that the ballots are due in 15 12 11 days. So far, I have only received five ballots. Be sure to get those in. Thanks!

I've gotten 4 ballots, people. 4. You guys can do better than that.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: MartinTeller on November 21, 2010, 01:25:07 AM
You got mine, right?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 21, 2010, 09:02:25 AM
You got mine, right?

Yes.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 21, 2010, 10:22:43 AM
Just a reminder that the ballots are due in 15 12 11 days. So far, I have only received five ballots. Be sure to get those in. Thanks!

I've gotten 4 ballots, people. 4. You guys can do better than that.

Or we just don't have time, sorry.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on November 22, 2010, 10:21:45 PM
I'm realizing that leaving off Brigitte Helm in Metropolis was a massive snub. It owns Falconetti.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on November 22, 2010, 11:05:33 PM
It certainly surpasses Falconetti in terms of scenery-chewing, that's for sure.

Waiving arms and pasties>>>big eyes.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 27, 2010, 02:02:04 PM
Come on, guys. I have gotten 5 ballots. 4 days to get them in! I hope more people decide to participate. It would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on November 27, 2010, 05:45:44 PM
Come on, guys. I have gotten 5 ballots. 4 days to get them in! I hope more people decide to participate. It would be greatly appreciated.

You can count on a ballot from me.  Guaranteed.  Just trying to squeeze in at least four films to watch before the deadline.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on November 27, 2010, 07:08:08 PM
Come on, guys. I have gotten 5 ballots. 4 days to get them in! I hope more people decide to participate. It would be greatly appreciated.

You can count on a ballot from me.  Guaranteed.  Just trying to squeeze in at least four films to watch before the deadline.

Good to know!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: oldkid on December 02, 2010, 03:32:21 PM
I'm game. Gives me something to do when things are slow at work.

GC, you may want to consider posting a ballot template (with examples of preferred format) to make your life easier when it comes to tabulating.


My template will work exactly how the top 100 films works. And I will extend the dealine to December 31, 2010 at 11:59:59 P.M. (or 23:59:59). For reference of the ballot look here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8516.msg487084#msg487084).

So is this deadline accurate?  If so, could you fix it on the first post?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 02, 2010, 04:33:26 PM
I'm game. Gives me something to do when things are slow at work.

GC, you may want to consider posting a ballot template (with examples of preferred format) to make your life easier when it comes to tabulating.


My template will work exactly how the top 100 films works. And I will extend the dealine to December 31, 2010 at 11:59:59 P.M. (or 23:59:59). For reference of the ballot look here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8516.msg487084#msg487084).

So is this deadline accurate?  If so, could you fix it on the first post?

That deadline was previously accurate, but it is not now. December 1st was the deadline (but I am still accepting some late ballots). But try to get them in ASAP, preferably this week.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: jbissell on December 04, 2010, 03:54:51 PM
I'll have my list to you in the next few hours.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 04, 2010, 06:28:57 PM
I'll have my list to you in the next few hours.

I look forward to it.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 06, 2010, 08:06:49 PM
Two days left to get those ballots in. I know there has got to be a few more out there.

Also, there will be most certainly tiebreaker polls, so look out for those in a couple of days.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: pixote on December 07, 2010, 01:25:16 PM
What do people predict will be the ratio of male performances to female performances in the Top 100? I'm guessing 70-30.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: jbissell on December 07, 2010, 01:34:52 PM
What do people predict will be the ratio of male performances to female performances in the Top 100? I'm guessing 70-30.

pixote

I guess 80-20. I don't remember there being a lot of female performances that showed up on multiple lists.

Did you make a list?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: pixote on December 07, 2010, 01:36:25 PM
Did you make a list?

Trying to work on one. Seems rather daunting, though.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: 'Noke on December 07, 2010, 01:39:32 PM
Did you make a list?

Trying to work on one. Seems rather daunting, though.

pixote

That's why I stuck to twelve, cause it seemed like anymore was too much, and cause I'm not a huge performances guy.

I think 4/12 female is solid, a good third, specially since they filled up my number 2 and 3 slots.

[/self indulgence]
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on December 07, 2010, 01:53:34 PM
What do people predict will be the ratio of male performances to female performances in the Top 100? I'm guessing 70-30.

4:1

The compiled list will be, like, 95% white, though.  I'm not excluding myself; my list is mostly made up of white Euros and Americans.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on December 07, 2010, 02:20:57 PM
and cause I'm not a huge performances guy.

What's the reason?

This isn't directed at you, but just throwing my feelings out there: a great deal of my absolute favorite moments in film have a whole lot to do with transcendent/amazing/emotional/etc. moments in acting.  I truly admire the talented performers.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: MartinTeller on December 07, 2010, 03:04:10 PM
Just did a diversity check on my list:

44% female
36% non-English speaking
13% non-Caucasian

In my top 10:

50% female
40% non-English speaking
10% non-Caucasian


Why am I such a nerd for statistics?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on December 07, 2010, 03:20:55 PM
and cause I'm not a huge performances guy.

What's the reason?

This isn't directed at you, but just throwing my feelings out there: a great deal of my absolute favorite moments in film have a whole lot to do with transcendent/amazing/emotional/etc. moments in acting.  I truly admire the talented performers.

I'm definitely in with the not a huge performances guy category. I think my top performances list contains good actors to be sure, but I'd tend to credit the scripts at least as much. There are a lot more cases of a performance ruining a movie for me (TWBB) than a performance making the movie. Good acting to me is merely not ruining a movie that otherwise has all the components necessary to be great.

Anyway, my list is something like 20% female, 5% non-white...though in the case of the females they are proportionately more toward the top.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: jbissell on December 07, 2010, 03:41:03 PM
Good acting to me is merely not ruining a movie that otherwise has all the components necessary to be great.

So it's like the common belief on sports refs? If you notice them it's because they're ruining the game?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Bondo on December 07, 2010, 03:59:55 PM
Good acting to me is merely not ruining a movie that otherwise has all the components necessary to be great.

So it's like the common belief on sports refs? If you notice them it's because they're ruining the game?

Yep, good analogy.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Beavermoose on December 13, 2010, 10:02:34 PM
Is this deadline passed? Or was it delayed till next year? I think doing this and the Directors at the same time was overwhelming.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Verite on December 13, 2010, 10:46:46 PM
The deadline is posted on the Message Boards index page.  CTRL + F "upcoming events."
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 14, 2010, 08:08:33 AM
Is this deadline passed? Or was it delayed till next year? I think doing this and the Directors at the same time was overwhelming.

Nope. There is still today and tomorrow to get it in.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: pixote on December 20, 2010, 10:05:06 AM
The chat is tonight, right?

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 20, 2010, 10:24:20 AM
The chat is tonight, right?

pixote

That is correct, at 7:00 EST, unless something catastrophic happens.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: 'Noke on December 20, 2010, 10:26:04 AM
The chat is tonight, right?

pixote

That is correct, at 7:00 EST, unless something catastrophic happens.

That means I can't make it. Sorry kids!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 20, 2010, 10:32:24 AM
Yea, got family stuff, sorry.  :-\
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 20, 2010, 11:00:28 AM
The chat is tonight, right?

pixote

That is correct, at 7:00 EST, unless something catastrophic happens.

That means I can't make it. Sorry kids!

Yea, got family stuff, sorry.  :-\

That's too bad.