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

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« Reply #101 on: January 20, 2015, 04:18:54 PM »
There's some extremely dodgy acting in The Wild Bunch. Is that what you mean?
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« Reply #102 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.

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« Reply #103 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
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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #104 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.

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« Reply #105 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.
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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #106 on: January 21, 2015, 04:43:56 PM »
It absolutely works.

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« Reply #107 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.