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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #12 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)
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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #17 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   
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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #18 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. 

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« Reply #19 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.

 
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