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Paul Phoenix

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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer - Your Life in 10 Movies
« Reply #410 on: June 18, 2015, 06:00:18 AM »
This is my favourite of your picks. There is something distinctively old fashioned about how the movie is filmed and the light is handled. There are many callbacks to old noirs. And to piggyback on what 1SO was saying about dialogue, every line in the movie is well written and thought through and matters.
I think it's because of how almost every moment in the movie contributes to the story in significant ways that made my viewing experience such a joyride. Man, I'd love to watch this again.
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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #411 on: June 29, 2018, 07:12:54 AM »
Way back in the 1980's (and earlier and later) there was Harry Dean Stanton an actor who was rarely (if ever) lead, but he had a particular screen presence he brought to all his roles. Time rolled on and he started appearing less often as Steve Buscemi rose up and seemed to take the sort of roles HDS used to get. Now SB seems to be appearing less, so my first question is who do you see as being the replacement HSD/SB? The second question is was there a person that HDS replaced (i.e. was doing the sort of roles before HSD was doing them)?

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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #412 on: June 29, 2018, 07:38:31 AM »
My first thought was Michael Shannon, but I guess his roles tend to be higher profile than Stanton's and Buscemi's roles were.

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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #413 on: June 29, 2018, 08:00:24 AM »
I was thinking Sam Rockwell, but I am not sure.

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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #414 on: June 29, 2018, 08:09:41 AM »
The second question is was there a person that HDS replaced (i.e. was doing the sort of roles before HSD was doing them)?

Warren Oates?

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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #415 on: June 29, 2018, 09:28:56 AM »
Funny that you posted here. I came across my Ebert book yesterday and was thinking of reviving this thread.


who do you see as being the replacement HSD/SB?
JK Simmons was on his way, and then he won an Oscar.
John Turturro
William H. Macy
James Cromwell
William Fichtner
John Hawkes
Tom Noonan
Brad Dourif
Gary Cole
Michael Rooker


The second question is was there a person that HDS replaced (i.e. was doing the sort of roles before HSD was doing them)?
Ward Bond
Barton MacLane
John Carradine
Frank McHugh

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Re: Movie Questions For You to Answer
« Reply #416 on: June 29, 2018, 10:48:37 AM »
who do you see as being the replacement HSD/SB?
JK Simmons was on his way, and then he won an Oscar.
John Turturro
William H. Macy
James Cromwell
William Fichtner
John Hawkes
Tom Noonan
Brad Dourif
Gary Cole
Michael Rooker

Hawkes, I can see. The others are all contemporaries of Buscemi (or even predate him).