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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2010, 06:17:48 AM »
Wow, Russell Crowe must've showed some kinda depth in L.A. Confidential to make your list twice. :)

   33      Kevin Spacey      The Usual Suspects   
   48      Robert Shaw      Jaws   
   52      Jeff Bridges    The Big Lebowski   
   53      Alec Baldwin      Glengarry Glen Ross   
   57      Jack Lemmon      Glengarry Glen Ross   
   58      Bruce Lee      Enter the Dragon   
   59      Denzel Washington      Training Day   
   70      Walter Matthau      The Taking of Pelham 123   
   71      Andy Serkis      The Two Towers   
   82      John Cameron Mitchell      Hedwig & the Angry Inch   
   98      Edward Norton      American History X   
                        
   

Of the performances I've seen there's many that I'll be considering for my own list. Good stuff

Haha error corrected (he was dangling me out of a window)
Moved the list to GCs newly created page for the purpose of posting lists.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2010, 06:46:13 AM »
Moved the list to GCs newly created page for the purposing of posting lists.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2010, 02:13:44 PM »
I wouldnt participate in a performances list personally.

While I love a lot of non-English movies, I dont feel remotely qualified to compare performances where the tones and idiosyncracies of speech are reduced to subtitles. Seeing people that Ive seen in a dozen performances (Ullman, Mifune, Gabin) makes it a little easier, but still.

And even in great translations, some things are lost as well.  Dialogue translation doesn't take care of cultural details present through story setting, character action (for example, a customary action), etc. that aren't apparent to or register with a person not of that culture.  Does that stop you from ranking non-English language movies in lists or evaluating them in some fashion with English language films?  List-making doesn't imply authority or qualification.  Just list what you love, what you find utterly convincing despite the language barrier.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2010, 05:13:32 PM »
Remember those performance by decade lists we started a while ago, where the heck are those? Also, pix made a bunch of performance polls (I think), I can't find those either. It'd be cool to have that stuff linked to in an index because there were a lot of good ideas in there.

My search attempts this afternoon have been met with 404s.  :(
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2010, 05:40:17 PM »
Remember those performance by decade lists we started a while ago, where the heck are those? Also, pix made a bunch of performance polls (I think), I can't find those either. It'd be cool to have that stuff linked to in an index because there were a lot of good ideas in there.

My search attempts this afternoon have been met with 404s.  :(

I'll link to them....just a moment.....They will be on the first post.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2010, 06:36:59 PM »
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2010, 07:05:47 PM »
I'll link to them....just a moment.....They will be on the first post.
Thanks, GC151. I also found these lists that you might want to add:

Top performances of the 1950s
Top performances of the 1960s
Top performances of the 1970s
Top performances of the 1980s
Top performances of the 1990s
Top performances of the 2000s

They've been added.....I still hope that people just don't stick to these. Broaden your horizons and make your own personal lists.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2010, 08:15:39 PM »
Since I'm 20 short and biased toward the recent it is probably good for me to go and look at.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2010, 08:34:44 PM »
I still hope that people just don't stick to these. Broaden your horizons and make your own personal lists.
I think Filmspotters make the lists they want to make, these links are just a good resource for people who want to do a little homework. Thanks again for putting them in the first post.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Discussion
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2010, 08:35:18 PM »
I'll link to them....just a moment.....They will be on the first post.
Thanks, GC151. I also found these lists that you might want to add:

Top performances of the 1950s
Top performances of the 1960s
Top performances of the 1970s
Top performances of the 1980s
Top performances of the 1990s
Top performances of the 2000s

They've been added.....I still hope that people just don't stick to these. Broaden your horizons and make your own personal lists.
Some people posted their list submissions here for 'Noke's similar project that fell through last year.  The thread also has some nice little discussions if I remember correctly.
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