1. Lorre2. Arnold3. Cotten4. Cregar5. MarshallHuston should win the overall though.Louis: Ratings & Thoughts on Rains in Here Comes Mr. Jordan and The Wolf Man
Louis: Just to clarify, is De Havilland a 5 for The Snake Pit and The Heiress.
1. Edward Arnold2. Peter Lorre3. Laird Cregar4. Herbert Marshall5. Joseph Cotten (I think he'll unfortunately be hurt by his scenes as an old man, I found them terribly unconvincing.)
1. Lorre (simply an astonishingly brilliant performance)2. Arnold (showboating at its best)3. Cotten (this is the tough choice, I loved his performance but I recall some of Louis' earlier reservations about the performance which will hopefully dissapate upon re-watch)4. Cregar (haven't seen him but seems like an interesting film/role)5. Marshall (he was quite great in his scenes where he quietly goes against Davis' character and his final moments are very moving. But overall he was very much overshadowed by Wright and Davis.)
I think the top 5 will beHustonVan Heflin (although I would not be surprised if Ban Heflin upsets Huston)LorreArnoldGreenstreetHoly shit, I just realised how strong this supporting year is.
GDSAO:Mine AreHuston - 5Heflin - 5Lorre - 5Greenstreet - 5Arnold - 4.5 or 5It definitely is a great year.
This is an incredibly tricky one, I think:1. Peter Lorre2. Edward Arnold3. Laird Cregar4. Joseph Cotten5. Herbert MarshallRatings and thoughts on Joel McCrea in The More the Merrier. I'm sure Luke will find them if they've already been posted :)
1. Cotten (Totally disagree with Michael McCarthy, he's the only cast member convincing in the elderly scenes)2. Lorre3. Arnold4. Cregar5. Marshall
GDSAO: What are your ratings and thoughts on Davis, Wright and Collinge in TLF?Anyway my predictions:1. Lorre2. Cotten3. Arnold4. Cregar5. Marshall
Michael Patison: I could only find the rating, which is a 4.5.
1)Peter Lorre2)Edward Arnold3)Laird Cregar4)Herbert Marshall5)Joseph Cotten
@RatedRStar: Let me guess, Hong Kong performance request by any chance or Oskar Werner.
I say this because me and Daniel recently watched Decision Before Dawn.
Anonymous:Davis (4.5), she's a magnificent bitch throughout, yet interestingly enough I feel that despite her having an awful lot of Oscar-y scenes it never feels like she overplays her hand.Collinge (4), she has the very Oscar-baity role of the alcoholic crazy woman, but like Davis she never triee to overplay this characteristic. She's remarkably moving presence throughout.Wright (4) Verging on a 4.5. I liked her well enough and found her charming as usual. I might have been missing something though as I didn't catch much in the way of the depths she had in The Best Years of Our Lives and Shadow of a Doubt. I should really re-watch the film soon.
I will take a break from HK films, this bonus review winning request is a foreign language film performance though, in a Akira Kurosawa filmChieko Nakakita - One Wonderful Sunday1.Lorre2.Arnold3.Cregar4.Cotten5.Marshall
I'd give a 4.5 to Wright easily. Her final confrontation with Davis is just amazing.
1)Peter Lorre 2)Edward Arnold 3)Laird Cregar 4)Herbert Marshall 5)Joseph Cotten
Luke:Rains - Here Comes Mr. Jordan - 4(Really isn't his Mr. Jordan exactly who'd you want to handle your case in heaven? Rains quietly steals the whole show through his incredibly dignified performance as he has such a wonderful grace and style. I love how he shows that in every instance Mr. Jordan has everything under control) Rains - The Wolfman - 4(For much of his performance he has a reduced role, but it's a testament to just how talented Rains was by how honest he makes the relationship between father and son feel. Every concerned reaction, or warmth filled words towards Larry add up quite well to his final moment. Although the film does not stay long on just how tragic the ending is, not only because of the death involved but who's forced to kill, Rains completely sells it. He's absolutely heartbreaking as he brings out the full gravity of the situation in a matter of seconds. That moment really tempts me to go higher with my rating)Yes in regards to de Havilland. Michael Patison:McCrea - 4.5(It's once again a great display of McCrea skills as a particularly snarky deadpan straight man. He works particularly well off of the flamboyancy of Coburn and Arthur. I have to say there is just something so innately funny about him playing the men as though he's just not having any of the screwball in the screwball comedy. In fact I think some of his pitch perfect reactions are often times the punchline for the behavior of the others)
I'm sorry but I don't think Cotten was any better than any of the other supporting players in portraying the aged versions of their characters. Although I also thought Welles was practically perfect, so I guess I'm in the minority regarding that film.
I personally think the greatest onscreen ageing of all time would have to be Robert Donat in Goodbye Mr Chips, although Robert Livesey and Paul Muni come very close. (by 'ageing' I mean chartering a character's transition from youth to old age. Otherwise Alec Guinness would definitely be my choice)
I might have to agree with you about Donat and Livesey.
1. Lorre2. Arnold3. Cregar4. Cotten5. Marshall
Louis: You've yet to highlight 1941 Lead on the sidebar.
@Psifonian, if you're reading, I'm sorry if I'm getting repetitive about this, but when will we be able to see your Best Supporting Actress video? I just can't wait to see it.
Is it just me or does Edward Arnold look tons like Lionel Barrymore in that picture? I know they look somewhat similar overall, but this time it's just eery.
Louis, how would you rank the John le Carre adaptations that you've seen?
@Michael: Yeah it's uncanny. Probably because Arnold doesn't have glasses on there, which is usually the main distinguishing feature between them.
Louis what are your ratings and thoughts on Charles Boyer and Paulette Goddard in Hold Back the Dawn? Also, I'd like to know your thoughts on Rita Hayworth in The Strawberry Blonde
1) Peter Lorre2) Joseph Cotten3) Herbert Marshall4) Edward Arnold5) Laird Cregar
Louis: Are you planning to see the Game Of Thrones Season Premiere tonight.
Matt:1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy2. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold3. A Most Wanted Man4. The Deadly Affair5. The Constant GardenerI like them all though. Anonymous:Boyer - 4(I've always found Boyer a bit cold for being a romantic lead, and my favorite performance of his is indeed Gaslight. Nevertheless I think that actually worked for him here as well since his character was in fact suppose to false for much of it which he did rather well. In addition when his character does come around to accepting his responsibility I felt he handled that transition rather well) Goddard - 3.5(I like her performance well enough in that she certainly was catty enough in the part. She did not hold too much of an impact for me but she was good)Hayworth - (I find she was rather often playing the vapid enchantress. She does that rather well here as she is incredibly alluring well being being obviously without depth. This is my favorite rendition of that I have seen though because she rather effortlessly brings a nice comedic bent to it)Luke:Yes
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