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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #32 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)

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #33 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).
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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2011, 11:52:19 PM »
Decided to make a video 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.

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2011, 11:36:20 AM »
Decided to make a video 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).

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #36 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.

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2011, 06:02:43 PM »
Here is Part 2 of my Performances videos.

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Enjoy the top 50!

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #38 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

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #39 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

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