Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Alternate Best Actor 1953

And the Nominees Were Not:

Masayuki Mori in Ugetsu

Glenn Ford in The Big Heat

James Mason in Julius Caesar

Montgomery Clift in I Confess

Marlon Brando in The Wild One

29 comments:

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

1. Mason
2. Clift
3. Mori
4. Brando
5. Ford

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1. Clift
2. Mori
3. Mason
4. Brando
5. Ford

GM said...

1. Mason
2. Brando
3. Mori
4. Ford
5. Clift

mcofra7 said...

1.Mason
2.Clift
3. Brando
4. Mori
5. Ford

JamDenTel said...

1. Mason
2. Mori
3. Brando
4. Ford
5. Clift

No Alan Ladd?

Michael McCarthy said...

Hey Louis, I noticed you switched the Top 2 for both '79 supporting and '86 lead, any particular reason why?

Michael Patison said...

1. James Mason
2. Montgomery Clift
3. Masayuki Mori
4. Marlon Brando
5. Glenn Ford

Anonymous said...

1. Mason
2. Mori
3. Brando
4. Clift
5. Fors

Anonymous said...

*Ford

luke higham said...

1. Mason
2. Mori
3. Clift
4. Brando
5. Ford

luke higham said...

Louis: You forgot to add Matt Dillon to your rankings for Rumble Fish.

Maciej said...

1.Mason
2.Clift
3.Mori
4.Brando
5.Ford

JackiBoyz said...

1. Mason
2. Mori
3. Brando
4. Clift
5. Ford

@RatedRStar: Who would you rather date, out of Sam Lee and Nicholas Tse? =D

Anonymous said...

Louis, will you see Pickup on South Street before the final results? It's nothing that special, but it's not bad and it's very short and it features Thelma Ritter's best performance.

RatedRStar said...

@Jackiboyz: Did you really just ask that? lol.

1. Mason
2. Mori
3. Brando
4. Ford
5. Clift

RatedRStar said...

Louis you know I really liked that performance from Bob James Woods =D.

luke higham said...

Louis: Will you be re-examining any of Michael Fassbender's ratings in the future, because for me personally, I'll be pissed if you knock him down a .5 for Shame, since it's the lowest 5 you've given him so far.

Scott Gingold said...

1. Brando
2. Mason
3. Clift
4. Mori
5. Ford

Psifonian said...

1. Mason
2. Mori
3. Clift
4. Ford
5. Brando

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Going to see Gone Girl tonight. Apparently Pike and Affleck are amazing.

RatedRStar said...

@DonaldSutherlandAnOscar: Have fun, tell us about it when you get back sometime =D

Anonymous said...

@DonaldSutherlandAnOscar: I want to see that movie badly! Tell us how is it and please tell us your ratings and thoughts on Affleck, Pike and Neil Patrick Harris (love him in HIMYM, hope he's great here)

Anonymous said...

Louis, just curious I was wondering what are your thoughts/ratings on the Best Actress nominees of 2011.. forgot to ask before. (Michelle Williams, Viola Davis, Glenn Close)

Anonymous said...

Louis what would be your ratings and thoughts on Diana Rigg in On Her Majesty's Secret Service?

RatedRStar said...

This might be a tricky question Louis, but what would your ranking be (and brief thoughts) of the films of David Lean. I will smile brightly should Ryans Daughter is high lol.

Michael McCarthy said...

1. James Mason
2. Masayuki Mori
3. Glenn Ford
4. Montgomery Clift (mostly reactive but still very good)
5. Marlon Brando (I honestly preferred Lee Marvin's brief performance in this film)

luke higham said...

Off topic question for everyone: What is your most anticipated video game for the remainder of 2014, if you have any interest at all.

Louis Morgan said...

Michael: I actually gave Hoskins the win for Mona Lisa quite a while ago after I re-watched the film. As for 79 looking at it I just felt Duvall makes as strong of an impact as Holm despite only appearing in a very limited part of his film.

Luke: Don't worry my views on Fassbender haven't changed.

Anonymous:

Williams - 2.5(She painfully two note in that she plays Marilyn as either extremely bubbly or extremely depressed. She never becomes Marliyn in any way feeling far more of a cheap imitation than honestly realizing her as a person. Neither side felt honest, although I never hated this performance though)

Viola Davis - 4(It's wholly solid work, although I don't think it's the amazing performance some claimed back when. She brings the needed conviction in her performance and makes her character's passion and pain have the appropriate impact)

Glenn Close - 3.5(A re-watch could help her but I will admit I won't be rushing to do that. I do think that Close fails in a key point in that I would have to imagine everyone suffered eye problems to believe that she or McTeer for that matter where men. Having said that I do think she gives a fine portrayal of her character's emotional desperation)

Rigg - 4.5(Managed to steal the whole film form Lazenby, although that obviously is not enough praise for her performance. She just gives lovely work here managing to enliven every scene she is in while still being convincing in portraying the apparent madness of her character. It's very charming work and makes the ending of the film very powerful)

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar:

1. The Bridge on the River Kwai - (The top two are interchangeable, but I suppose I'll give a slight edge to Kwai for just how well that final scene comes together. Even with it being endlessly spoiled the explosion at the end never fails to resonate)

2. Lawrence of Arabia - (One of the greatest character studies of all time, and the best part is makes so many of the supporting players equally interesting despite the film being firmly about Lawrence)

3. Brief Encounter - (Just a flawlessly constructed film by Lean. It could have easily been technically just a cliched story that was forgettable but the way he tells it is something truly remarkable to watch)

4. Doctor Zhivago - (Another fantastic epic as he gives such a grandeur through the incredible camera work but he always keeps the intimacy of the story alive)

5. Ryan's Daughter - (Despite Christopher Jones I really love this film a great deal. Lean simple realizes the community of the island so vividly that it feels as though you visited the place after watching the film. Easily his most underrated work, and I still scratch my head over the critical bashing it received when it originally came out)

6. Oliver Twist - (A very strong adaptation making the sweet scenes appropriately sweet but never shying away from the grim nature of some of the story)

7. Great Expectations - (A bit of long winded story actually, but Lean's direction once again enlivens it. The atmosphere of the story is so palatable that he really manages to make the overcome the nature of the story. It's just another example of just how great of a director he was)

8. Hobson's Choice - (Odd for Lean it seems to tackle a comedy, but as a comedy its enjoyable to be sure. It's kinda funny though to see a comedy like this to be shot in the way the film is showing that Lean definitely gave every film his all no matter how heavy or light the material might be)

9. A Passage to India - (There are problems that I feel mostly come from the source material, such as Judy Davis's characters actions which are never explained well enough. I still liked the film as I felt Lean still brought life to what could have been some very stale material)

10. The Passionate Friends - (Perhaps A too by the books story and Ann Todd is a weak lead. Lean though still manages to bring some energy to the story thanks to his fluid direction, while Claude Rains manages to bring the emotional power)

11. In Which We Serve - (This one barely counts as it was Coward's film for the most part. You can't really notice Lean's signature here, it's certainly not a bad war film though)