Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Alternate Best Actor 1982

And the Nominees Were Not:

Richard Farnsworth in The Grey Fox

Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy

Kurt Russell in The Thing

Mel Gibson in The Year of Living Dangerously

Albert Finney in Shoot the Moon

59 comments:

luke higham said...

1. De Niro
2. Farnsworth
3. Gibson
4. Finney
5. Russell

Rating & Thoughts on Harrison Ford in Blade Runner.

luke higham said...

Louis: You've yet to put the Supporting 2014 label on the sidebar.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: My number 3 is Nightcrawler.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1. De Niro
2. Finney
3. Farnsworth
4. Russell
5. Gibson

GM said...

1. Farnsworth
2. De Niro
3. Finney
4. Gibson
5. Russell

moviefilm said...

1) Robert De Niro
2) Richard Farnsworth
3) Albert Finney
4) Kurt Russell
5) Mel Gibson

Fisti said...

De Niro and Gibson are technically 83, but...

1) De Niro
2) Finney
3) Farnsworth
4) Gibson
5) Russell

That's a mere guess, since I haven't seen Farnsworth...but De Niro and Finney are BRILLIANT in their respective films.

luke higham said...

I'm going to make a change in my prediction.

3. Finney
4. Gibson

Anonymous said...

1. De Niro
2. Farnsworth
3. Finney
4. Russell
5. Gibson

Michael Patison said...

1. Robert De Niro
2. Richard Farnsworth
3. Albert Finney
4. Mel Gibson
5. Kurt Russell

RatedRStar said...

They are technically 82 =D,

My number 3 of my top ten films of 2014 was....Whiplash =D.

1. Robert De Niro
2. Richard Farnsworth
3. Mel Gibson
4. Albert Finney
5. Kurt Russell

The Thing is just a gem of a horror film, the special effects still look great, The Year of Living Dangerously is actually my favorite film of 1982 I thought it was perfect =D, Shoot The Moon is pretty darn effective if quite melodramatic at times, particularly the restaurant scene.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

1. De Niro
2. Finney
3. Farnsworth
4. Gibson
5. Russell

mcofra7 said...

1) De Niro
2) Finney
3) Farnsworth
4) Gibson
5) Russell

#3- Birdman

Lezlie said...

1. Richard Farnsworth
2. Robert De Niro
3. Mel Gibson
4. Kurt Russell
5. Albert Finney

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@RatedRStar: My #3 is The LEGO Movie.

Psifonian said...

1. Farnsworth (predicting a spoiler here)
2. Russell
3. De Niro
4. Gibson
5. Finney

luke higham said...

Louis: What rating would you give to Simone Signoret in Ship of Fools.

mcofra7 said...

luke: 4.5, unless his thoughts have changed

luke higham said...

Mcofra7: Thanks, I'm trying to compile a list of Louis's Female 5 and 4.5s on Google Docs.

Michael McCarthy said...

1. ROBERT DE NIRO



2. Richard Farnsworth
3. Albert Finney
4. Mel Gibson
5. Kurt Russell

My number 3 is also The LEGO Movie.

luke higham said...

Louis: Your Rating & Thoughts on Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene.

luke higham said...

Louis: And Olivia Williams in The Ghost Writer & Chloe Grace Moretz in Kick Ass.

luke higham said...

Louis: Carey Mulligan in Never Let Me Go.

Anonymous said...

Louis, what are your rating and thoughts for Jeremy Irons in The French Lieutenant's Woman, and which performances from this century were close to make to your all-time ranking lead and supporting for both male and female?

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

What are everyone's choices for Best Original Song from 2005 on?

Matt Mustin said...

Robert:
2005-"Travelin'Thru" from Transamerica
2006-"You Know My Name" from Casino Royale
2007-"Falling Slowly" from Once
2008-"The Wrestler" from The Wrestler
2009-"The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart
2010-"Threshold" from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (or really, *any* song from Scott Pilgrim)
2011-"Star Spangled Man" from Captain America (would be A Real Hero, but it's not original)
2012-"Skyfall" from Skyfall
2013-"Let It Go" from Frozen
2014-"Lost Stars" from Begin Again

John Smith said...

Louis, your toughts and ratings on the cast of 'Deliverance'

Matt Mustin said...

Louis, what are your ratings and thoughts on Mickey Rourke in The Pledge and Harry Dean Stanton in The Straight Story?

Maciej said...

1.De Niro
2.Farnsworth
3.Russell
4.Gibson
5.Finney

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My choices or Song:

2005: Wunderkind from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
2006: The Rider's Song from The Proposition
2007: Falling Slowly from Once (haven't seen the movie but LOVE the song)
2008: The Wrestler from The Wrestler
2009: Friends on the Other Side from The Princess and the Frog
2010: Ramona from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (How is this not the automatic choice?)
2011: Star Spangled Man from Captain America
2012: Who Did That To You? from Django Unchained
2013: Let It Go from Frozen
2014: Lost Stars from Begin Again

JackiBoyz said...

1.De Niro
2.Farnsworth
3.Finney
4.Gibson
5.Russell

RatedRStar said...

@John Smith: Some of the cast of Deliverance are review worthy I feel, and in such a weak year as 1972, they could make it in.

luke higham said...

KoooK160:
2000: Now We Are Free from Gladiator
2001: Come What May from Moulin Rouge or May It Be from The Fellowship of the Ring
2002: Lose Yourself from 8 Mile
2003: Into The West from Return of The King
2004: Accidentally in Love from Shrek 2
2005: Wunderkind from Narnia, although my favourite song used in a film was Peggy Gordon from The Proposition.
2006: You Know My Name from Casino Royale
2007: Falling Slowly from Once
2008: The Wrestler from The Wrestler
2009: The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart
2010: Ramona from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
2011: Star Spangled Man from Captain America: The First Avenger (I guess)
2012: Skyfall from Skyfall
2013: Young and Beautiful from The Great Gatsby
2014: I Love You All from Frank

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I'm one of the few people in the world who hates Young and Beautiful. I guess Lana Del Rey just rubs me the wrong way.

luke higham said...

KoooK160: I assure you, I would've gone with Let it Go a year ago, but the constant air time, it's received over the past 15 months, has cooled my appreciation for it. Everything is Awesome is a close second place for 2014, but I love you all, was able to hit me on a more emotional level.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Let It Go isn't played at all in my area. I was actually surprised when I found out it was overplayed on the radio elsewhere.

luke higham said...

KoooK160: It's still in the UK Top 70 and is continuously played on Music TV Channels as well.

luke higham said...

KoooK160: Actually, I've changed my mind on Star Spangled Man, my favourite for 2011 is A Real Hero from Drive.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Real Hero doesn't count. It was a single two years before Drive came out.

luke higham said...

KoooK160: Ok then, back to Star Spangled Man, god, 2011 was fucking weak. I'll say, that A Real Hero was my favourite song, featured in a film for that year, original or not.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

It was definitely the best use of a song that year.

luke higham said...

Louis: What are your personal best song choices from 2000 to 2014.

bondfan said...

1. De Niro
2. Farnsworth
3. Finney
4.Gibson
5. Russell

RatedRStar said...

I will add 1999 as well to my song choices.

1999: Save Me - Magnolia
2000: Now We Are Free - Gladiator
2001: May It Be - Fellowship Of The Ring
2002: Gollums Song - The Two Towers
2003: Into The West - Return Of The King
2004: Accidentally In Love - Shrek 2
2005: Wunderkind - Narnia
2006: I Need To Wake Up - An Convenient Truth
2007: Falling Slowly - Once
2008: The Wrestler - The Wrestler
2009: The Weary Kind - Crazy Heart
2010: Ramona - Scott Pilgrim
2011: Wet Fingers - Suicide Room
2012: Skyfall - Skyfall
2013: Let It Go - Frozen
2014: Everything Is Awesome - The Lego Movie

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: I forgot about Gollum's Song, that would be my actual pick for 2002.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar & anyone else: What are your personal picks for animated feature from 2000 to 2014.
2000: Chicken Run
2001: Shrek
2002: Spirited Away (although was first released in 2001)
2003: Finding Nemo
2004: The Incredibles
2005: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of The Were Rabbit
2006: Flushed Away
2007: Ratatouille
2008: Wall-e
2009: Fantastic Mr Fox
2010: Toy Story 3
2011: Rango
2012: The Pirates, Band of Misfits or Wreck it Ralph
2013: Frozen
2014: The Lego Movie

Scott Gingold said...

1. DeNiro
2. Farnsworth
3. Finney
4. Russell
5. Gibson

For animated feature:
2000: Chicken Run
2001: Monsters Inc
2002: Lilo & Stitch
2003: Finding Nemo
2004: The Incredibles
2005: Wallace & Gromit
2006: Over the Hedge
2007: Persepolis
2008: WALL-E
2009: The Secret of Kells
2010: Toy Story 3
2011: Gnomeo & Juliet
2012: Wreck It Ralph
2013: Monsters University
2014: Big Hero 6

Michael McCarthy said...

So I actually just watched Shoot the Moon for the first time...Finney was good but...ughhhh.

RatedRStar said...

2000: Chicken Run
2001: Spirited Away
2002: Lilo & Stitch
2003: Finding Nemo
2004: Howls Moving Castle
2005: Wallace & Gromit
2006: Bleach: Memories of Nobody
2007: 5 Centimeters Per Second
2008: Ponyo
2009: Fantastic Mr Fox (I guess)
2010: Toy Story 3
2011: A Monster in Paris
2012: Wreck It Ralph
2013: Frozen
2014: The Lego Movie

RatedRStar said...

@Michael McCarthy: lol "I THINK WE OUGHTA TALK ABOUT IT"

I WANT TO SEE MY DAUGHTER

(Slaps daughter on ass with firepoker)

"I HAVE GOT THE ENERGY OF A TWO DOLLAR WHORE, YOU KNOW WHY, I GOT NO KIDS TO CALL IM OUT OF ORANGE JUICE"

haha =D.

oh Louis you thought you were in for a serious drama, think again =D lol Shoot The Moon is so entertaining but it is so overblown haha =D I CANT FIND MY GLASSES.

RatedRStar said...

=D oh Michael it is so entertaining though lol.

I want to show everyone this clip from Shoot The Moon, tell me if this is more drama, or comedy lol =D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQGrlz9TOGY

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I'm going to change my predictions

1. De Niro
2. Farnsworth
3. Russell
4. Gibson
5. Finney

luke higham said...

1. De Niro
2. Farnsworth
3. Gibson
4. Russell
5. Finney

RatedRStar said...

Oh god I think they watched it lol that is not to say Finney is bad, he is the best thing in the movie, and has some very powerful moments, and I still really like the film =D.

1. De Niro
2. Farnsworth
3. Gibson
4. Russell
5. Finney

GM said...

Can't really understand why most say that's Finney and Keaton best performance.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I could see Gibson getting a lower score than Finney, but mostly because he's overshadowed by Hunt the entire time.

Michael McCarthy said...

I'm not sure if I'm gonna lower Finney to a certain degree because I think he overcame the film to a degree, I just can't decide how much of one. And his relationship with Keaton was kind of intriguing.

Honestly the ending of that movie was so horrendous it kind of made me forget how bad some of the other scenes were (like the plate smashing scene and the scene where Finney talks to Keaton's father)

Fuck it:

1. Robert De Niro
2. Richard Farnsworth
3. Mel Gibson
4. Kurt Russell
5. Albert Finney

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Well looks like I'm in the minority here as I loved the film and found it very powerful. I'll keep Finney up there at number 2 for now against my better judgement.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Ford - 4(Basically his rendition of Philip Marlow right down to having a bookstore equivalent scene when he's interviewing the model replicant. Now there is technically a type of complexity involving what he is exactly, but that's all direction since Ford himself refused to play a robot. Ford though is good in portraying his fairly straight forward in his leading man style, as one would expect, and the straight forwardness works well for the film as he stands as something we think we know while he interacts with things we don't)

Olsen - 4.5(The more I think about the film the less I like it, but Olsen does give a good performance. She's effectively careless and naive in her scenes with the cult but does well to slowly convey the dissatisfaction she gains with every revelation. She's also does well in the scenes set later as she portrays the growing paranoia and fear in her character)

Moretz - 4.5(The more I see of her the more I find her kinda a lackluster actress. She's good here though, and maybe being an action lead is the way to go for her. She manages to funny while being bad ass, and although the character is absurd in nature Moretz manages to ground in a form of reality rather well)

Williams - 4.5(She's does well to kind of show a more artful form of duplicity against the more faulty form presented by Brosnan's politician form. Williams alludes to it just enough within her portrayal of the bitter wife who seems to hate her husband more every second)

Mulligan - 4(Her performance was easily my favorite of the film even though her's is technically the least emotional. Mulligan though I felt was more moving in her portrayal of her's character resignation that acted as an effective counterpoint to the more explosive work of Knightley and Garfield. I felt she found more poignancy in the story by portraying the sadness in merely going along with the path set for her)

Best Song:

2000: Thing Have Changed - Wonder Boys
2001: May It Be - The Fellowship of the Ring
2002: Gollum's Song - The Two Towers
2003: Going Home - Gods and Generals
2004: The End of the Act - Team America: World Police
2005: Rider's Song - The Proposition
2006: You Know My Name - Casino Royale
2007: Falling Slowly - Once
2008: The Wrestler
2009: Crazy Heart
2010: Romona - Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
2011: Pictures in My Head - The Muppets
2012: Skyfall
2013: Do You Want To Build A Snowman? - Frozen
2014: I Love You All - Frank

RatedRStar:

#3: Nightcrawler

John Smith:

Let me save the Deliverance cast for the moment.

Matt:

Stanton - 4(I don't think an actor's ever gotten more out as little as Stanton has in his minute or two of screen time. In just his exchange of looks with Farnsworth and his simple question you absolutely understand the relationship between the brothers, making the ending satisfying even with its brevity)

Rourke - 3.5(Also incredibly brief screen time, but Rourke is very moving in just giving a brutally honest portrayal of a man's grief)