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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #80 on: November 01, 2011, 07:12:56 AM »
It's true, Another Year, brief though it may be is just as powerful. Also I get a little bored listing the same performances every year, if there's something equal in power but newer it trumps the old. At least this year it does.  :)
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« Reply #81 on: November 01, 2011, 10:28:05 AM »
Yeoh, Andrews, Woodard! Awesome smirnoff--I'll be helping those along as well.
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« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2011, 12:46:01 PM »
Sorry noff just don't remember Staunton in it. Time for a rewatch of a great film, what a chore! Oh the bit at the start - oh yeah with ya now.
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« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2011, 09:37:55 PM »
Great lists everyone and Martin your videos were so helpful! I stop at 60 because my brain hurts.


60. Margaret O’Brien—Meet Me in St. Louis
59. Abbie Cornish—Bright Star
58. Nicole Kidman—Moulin Rouge
57. Audrey Hepburn—Funny Face
56. Donald O’Connor—Singin’ in the Rain
55. Jude Law—A.I. Artificial Intelligence
54. Li Gong—The Story of Qiu Ju
53. Eli Wallach—The Holiday (best part about the movie)
52. Juliet Stevenson—Truly Madly Deeply
51. Madeline Kahn—What’s Up Doc?
50. Timothy Hutton—Ordinary People
49. Seema Biswas—Water
48. Judy Garland—A  Star is Born
47. Peter O’Toole—Goodbye Mr. Chips (hate the music, love the performance)
46. Lionel Barrymore—You Can't Take it with You
45. Spencer Tracy—Inherit the Wind
44. David Niven—A Matter of Life and Death
43. Henry Fonda—Grapes of Wrath
42. Lawrence Olivier—The Entertainer
41. Jean Arthur—Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
40. Mary Wickes—White Christmas
39. Judy Davis—My Brilliant Career
38. Tom Hollander—Pride & Prejudice
37. Alan Rickman—Galaxy Quest (self parody is my favorite)
36. Leonardo DiCaprio—What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
35. Michelle Yeoh—Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
34. Claire Danes—Romeo + Juliet
33. Ralph Fiennes—Schindler’s List
32. Catherine O’Hara--Penelope
31. Alfre Woodard—Star Trek: First Contact
30. Montgomery Clift—The Heiress
29. Brenda Blethyn—Pride& Prejudice
28. Winona Ryder—Little Women
27. Charlotte Gainsbourg—Jane Eyre
26. Rober Sean Leonard—Dead Poet’s Society
25. Julie Andrews—Mary Poppins
24. Gene Wilder—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
23. Emma Thompson—Stanger Than Fiction
22. Joaquin Phoenix—Walk the Line
21. James McAvoy—Becoming Jane
20. Gary Cooper—Friendly Persuasion
19. Humphrey Bogart—Casablanca
18. Ingrid Bergman--Notorious
17. Cary Grant—Charade
16. Tom Hulce—Amadeus
15. F. Murray Abraham--Amadeus
14. Liam Neeson—Schindler’s List
13. Katherine Hepburn—The Lion in Winter
12. Peter Sellers—Dr. Strangelove
11. Charlie Chaplin—City Lights
10. Johnny Depp—Finding Neverland
9. James Dean—East of Eden
8. Anthony Hopkins--Shadowlands
7. Claude Rains--Casablanca
6. Tom Hanks—Cast Away
5. Kate Winslet—Sense and Sensibility
4. Harriet Andersson—Through a Glass Darkly
3. Kenneth Branagh--Hamlet
2. Gregory Peck—To Kill a Mockingbird
1. Jimmy Stewart—It’s a Wonderful Life
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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #84 on: November 01, 2011, 09:48:39 PM »
These choices, especially, made me smile, Sandy!
59. Abbie Cornish—Bright Star
51. Madeline Kahn—What’s Up Doc?
24. Gene Wilder—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
23. Emma Thompson—Stanger Than Fiction
1. Jimmy Stewart—It’s a Wonderful Life

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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #85 on: November 01, 2011, 10:21:17 PM »
62   Michael Gambon - The Cook, the Thieh, his Wife and Her Lover
85   Campbell Scott - Roger Dodger
94   Aurelien Recoing - Time Out

Excellent performances that don't get talked about enough, IME.  Rossellini in Roger Dodger, too.

21. Ines Efron - XXY
Katie Dickie – Red Road

Again, superlative work that more people need to see.

An Ines Efron film that you might be interested in is Glue.  Three teens experimenting with sex.  A bit of a slog in parts especially the voiceovers of which there is a lot of.  But stunning cinematography.  Posted a bunch of screencaps in the Best of Decade thread for cinematography.

13. Rebecca De Mornay - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
14. Angela Bassett - Strange Days

Very talented actresses in my book.  I dig those.

59. Abbie Cornish—Bright Star
51. Madeline Kahn—What’s Up Doc?

Love Cornish's snark in the first half or thereabouts of the film.  Overall, a finely modulated emotional performance.  Cornish did this weird dance in Somersault (a film that flieger dictated to me way back for MDC) that I can't get out of my head.  Weird but fantastic.

And I'm lovin' the Madeline Kahn love.  One of the great movie comediennes.

re: Harriet Andersson

Such a marvelous physical talent.  She's in Cries and Whispers for about 5-10 minutes, but the physicality of it is searing. 
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« Reply #86 on: November 01, 2011, 11:35:13 PM »
21. Ines Efron - XXY
Katie Dickie – Red Road

Again, superlative work that more people need to see.

An Ines Efron film that you might be interested in is Glue.  Three teens experimenting with sex.  A bit of a slog in parts especially the voiceovers of which there is a lot of.  But stunning cinematography.  Posted a bunch of screencaps in the Best of Decade thread for cinematography.

Thanks, I'll have to check it out. I watched The Fish Child, the follow up by the same director of XXY that also stars Ines Efron and it was interesting but rather messier.

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« Reply #87 on: November 02, 2011, 04:08:20 AM »
Thanks, I'll have to check it out. I watched The Fish Child, the follow up by the same director of XXY that also stars Ines Efron and it was interesting but rather messier.

Thanks for reminding me; I keep forgetting to place The Fish Child near the top of my queue.  I'll change that after logging off.  Back to Glue, the teens actually acting out their curiosity and desire is only a small part of the running time, if I'm not misremembering.  The voiceovers, I wasn't suprised to find out, where written largely by the actors.  The voiceovers could've been written better.  At the same time, they do sound like the thoughts of broody teens.  But sometimes closely reflecting how people can be is less interesting than not.
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Re: 2nd Annual Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #88 on: November 02, 2011, 09:30:10 AM »
Love Cornish's snark in the first half or thereabouts of the film.  Overall, a finely modulated emotional performance.  Cornish did this weird dance in Somersault (a film that flieger dictated to me way back for MDC) that I can't get out of my head.  Weird but fantastic.

And I'm lovin' the Madeline Kahn love.  One of the great movie comediennes.

re: Harriet Andersson

Such a marvelous physical talent.  She's in Cries and Whispers for about 5-10 minutes, but the physicality of it is searing.

You express Cornish's character so well. I wish I could come up with phrases like,  "finely modulated emotional performance".  :)
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« Reply #89 on: November 02, 2011, 05:28:23 PM »
It's very likely that I got that phrase or something similar from someone else.  It's the only way I can write decently.  :)
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