Monday, 3 August 2015

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1959

And the Nominees Were Not:

Orson Welles in Compulsion

Joseph Schildkraut in The Diary of Anne Frank

Stephen Boyd in Ben-Hur

James Mason in North By Northwest

Laurence Olivier in The Devil's Disciple

69 comments:

luke higham said...

Louis: My prediction's the same.
1. Joseph
2. Stephen
3. James
4. Larry
5. Orson

luke higham said...

I have to say, of the remaining years, this is my most anticipated supporting lineup.

luke higham said...

Louis: Rating & Thoughts on Martin Landau in North By Northwest.

Robert MacFarlane said...

1. Boyd
2. Schildkraut
3. Mason
4. Olivier
5. Welles

Michael McCarthy said...

1. Stephen Boyd
2. Joseph Schildkraut
3. Laurence Olivier
4. James Mason
5. Orson Welles

luke higham said...

Louis: I'll change my #1 to Boyd.

Anonymous said...

1. Schildkraut
2. Boyd
3. Olivier
4. Mason
5. Welles
Louis: I know I told you this before, but just your cast and director for Avatar in the 50's.

Calvin Law said...

1. Stephen Boyd
2. Joseph Schildkraut
3. Laurence Olivier
4. James Mason
5. Orson Welles

luke higham said...

Calvin: What ratings do you predict for those 5.

Anonymous said...

Louis: You're not that much of a big fan of Audrey Hepburn, are you?

luke higham said...

Louis: Since I requested Ghassan Massoud in Kingdom Of Heaven (Director's Cut), will you also consider Edward Norton and Alexander Siddig.

Anonymous said...

1. Boyd
2. Schildkraut
3. Olivier
4. Mason
5. Welles

Maciej said...

1. Schildkraut
2. Mason
3. Boyd
4. Olivier
5. Welles

JackiBoyz said...

Louis what are your thoughts on Darby O'Gill and the Little People and Sleeping Beauty?

1. Boyd
2. Schildkraut
3. Olivier
4. Mason
5. Welles

GM said...

1. Boyd
2. Schildkraut
3. Mason
4. Olivier
5. Welles

Calvin Law said...

Luke: 5's for Boyd, Schildkraut, Olivier and Mason. 4.5 for Welles.

Calvin Law said...

Also for the final ranking:

1. Boyd
2. Schildkraut
3. Olivier
4. Mason
5. Scott

Calvin Law said...

Welles will be in the top 10 methinks

RatedRStar said...

1. Schildkraut
2. Boyd
3. Mason
4. Olivier
5. Welles

luke higham said...

Louis: One of your labels is wrong. You've listed 1959 Alternate Best Actor instead of 1959 Alternate Supporting.

Michael Patison said...

1. Stephen Boyd
2. Joseph Schildkraut
3. James Mason
4. Laurence Olivier
5. Orson Welles

moviefilm said...

1) Joseph Schildkraut
2) Stephen Boyd
3) James Mason
4) Laurence Olivier
5) Orson Welles

luke higham said...

Louis: Max Von Sydow's been cast in Game Of Thrones. :)

Calvin Law said...

Max Von Sydow is a legend.

Saw Rogue Nation. Quite liked it; entertaining and action packed enough. Could've used with a bit more meat to the characters but all in all, good film

luke higham said...

Calvin: Your ratings please. :)

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

I'll more or less cover my thoughts on Landau in Mason's review as well.

In regards to that Thrones casting, just as my interest was waning a bit they go and cast Ian McShane and Max von Sydow, well played show runners well played.

Certainly in regards to Edward Norton and Alexander Siddig.

Anonymous:

Avatar (Not sure the director but Walt Disney produced since the Naavi would need to be animated, Harryhausen's effects did not talk much)

Jake Sully - Charlton Heston
Colonel Quaritch - Burt Lancaster
Dr. Grace Augustine - Barbara Stanwyck
Trudy Chacon - Mercedes McCambridge
Parker Selfridge - Dennis Hopper
Neytiri - Ava Gardner

Anonymous:

I like Hepburn, in fact I think she's perhaps the most charming actress of all time.

Jackiboyz:

Darby O'Gill and the Little People is just pure joy for me as it is a very entertaining family film. It has a lot of fun with its concept, Sharpe is great in the role, the special effects hold up for the most part, the film even manages to be surprisingly moving and a little bit scary as well in the end.

Sleeping Beauty is not one of the very best scripted Disney films, although to be fair this Prince actually talks. The prince and the princess are still quite bland, and the structure seems a bit off in the last act. Nevertheless the animation is just beautiful to look at with a very unique style to it. The blandness in the "leads" is made up for in the three fairies and especially with the great villain that is Maleficent. It's far from perfect, but it's still a very memorable animated film.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Have you seen Maleficient yet? Because I know you're a Sharlto Copley apologist (your words, not mine), but I honestly don't see how you can like him in that one.

Louis Morgan said...

Robert:

No, and have no intention to.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I know you said you tend to overlook bad accents, but his was the second worst Scottish accent I've heard in a movie. (First is Christopher Eccelston in the first G.I. Joe)

Anonymous said...

Louis: Have you ever seen The Transformers: The Movie (1986)? If so, your thoughts and overall rating.

Anonymous said...

Louis: You mean traditionally animated?

Anonymous said...

Louis: Kind of like Roger Rabbit, where the live-action actors interact with the hand-drawn animation?

Louis Morgan said...

Robert:

Well if an accent is bad enough I'll notice.

Anonymous:

I don't care for it really. It makes the deaths in Alien 3 look like nothing compared to the slaughter of characters in that film, naturally in order to make new characters that you have to love that way you'll buy the toys right? The characters themselves are very underwhelming, as are the majority of the action scenes which often are just sort of random images. I'll admit I have certain soft spot for the soundtrack, but that's not because its good really. Now I don't think its outright terrible. It does have a few moments here and there. Mostly involving Unicron where much of the budget seemed to be spent in terms of the animation and in Orson Welles's voice work(which actually is quite good). Nevertheless as an animated film it isn't anything special.

Anonymous:

Yes.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Would you consider the fight between Optimus and Megatron and his death some of those best moments? Well, in the original script, they were going to make it even more violent with Brawn being blasted in half, Prowl would die the same way he did in the original film and Ironhide and Ratchet would get fused together and would then explode. Heck, Gears would have been bombed to pieces and Windcharger would be torn in half by Cyclonus, I think.
I guess you never cared that much for the G1 cartoon.

luke higham said...

Louis: The only Disney Live Action Remake, I'd recommend to you is Cinderella. It's a solid adaptation with a scene-stealing turn from Cate Blanchett.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I'm actually sort of interested in their upcoming Pinocchio movie since Paul Thomas Anderson is apparently writing the script. Though I just know that his script will end up being rewritten by a hack like Damon Lindelof or something.

luke higham said...

Robert: I'm glad it's not being made by Disney, let's hope that he directs and gets along with Downey Jr..

luke higham said...

Robert: It's being made by Warner Bros..

Robert MacFarlane said...

It'll still probably be rewritten by Damon fucking Lindelof. And no, you will not hear any kind words about Prometheus from me.

luke higham said...

Robert: Possibly.

Apart from Michael and Noomi, Prometheus was shit. :)

Robert MacFarlane said...

I'm not even that crazy about them, though A for effort. Apparently they're shooting the sequel in January. You can bet your ass I will be avoiding it like the plague.

luke higham said...

Robert: Fair Enough. You know me, I'll see it just for Fassbender.

Anonymous said...

Luke and Robert: I found Prometheus to be just okay.

luke higham said...

Anonymous: It does have redeeming qualities, but overall it was a massive disappointment.

Anonymous said...

Luke: Fassbender was easily the best thing about it.

luke higham said...

Anonymous: I liked Rapace, though Fassbender was my favourite out of the cast and I'm in agreement that he was the best thing about the film.

Fassbender - 4.5
Rapace - 4

Anonymous said...

Luke: Fassbender and Rapace are both fours for me.

luke higham said...

Everyone apart from Louis: If you've seen Kingdom Of Heaven (Theatrical Or Director's Cut), what are your ratings for the cast.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I wouldn't know exactly, but I think that the best thing of that film was Gleeson and Norton.

luke higham said...

My Ratings. These are from the director's cut.
Bland - 2.5 (His best performance, though that's not saying much)
Green - 4.5
Irons - 3.5
Thewlis - 3.5/4
Gleeson - 4
Norton - 4.5
Csokas - 3
Sheen - 3/3.5
Neeson - 3.5
Massoud - 4.5
Siddig - 4/4.5

Anonymous said...

Luke: It looks like Scott has lost his touch. It's sad, really.

luke higham said...

Anonymous: I said it before and I'll say it again, he's past it. It would be a triumph in itself, if The Martian is half as good as Blade Runner, Alien and KOH: DC. :)

Anonymous said...

Luke: What, you didn't like Thelma and Louise?

luke higham said...

Anonymous: It's a very good film. Ok, If The Martian's anywhere near it's level, then it's a triumph. :)

luke higham said...

Anonymous: Forgot about The Duellists, Love that film.

Anonymous said...

Luke: You've got to wonder what happened to such a genius like Scott. Heck, I have to admit that Black Hawk Down is one of my guilty pleasures.

luke higham said...

Anonymous: I like Black Hawk Down to an extent, though not enough to reach my top 5 from Scott.

Regarding Scott's decline, the man probably had too much creative freedom for his own good and it truly breaks my heart.

Anonymous said...

Luke: A director having creative freedom isn't that bad.

luke higham said...
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luke higham said...

Anonymous: In most cases yes, but you need a good screenwriter and producer to help rein your ideas in. George Lucas is a prime example of having too much.

Anonymous said...

Luke: Lucas got too greedy. He had something going with the original trilogy, but then got too greedy and then he made the prequels where he shot the actors in front of a green screen. He watched Jurassic Park's CGI and then, he decided that he no longer needed to use the effect techniques that he had used in the originals.

luke higham said...

Anonymous: And he couldn't write for shit either. :)

luke higham said...

Anonymous: When I said 'He probably had too much creative freedom for his own good', I forgot to insert 'a bit' between had and too.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I think that at the beginning of his career, he had promises. Unlike most Star Wars fans, I don't really hate him.

luke higham said...

Anonymous: His first two films are admirable efforts and I love the original Star Wars, but he really went off the deep end.

Anonymous said...

Luke: It's also the same with Bogdanovich. The films that are really worth talking about are What's Up Doc?, Target and The Last Picture Show.

Anonymous said...

Ratings/thoughts on Anita Page and Bessie Love in The Broadway Melody and Joan Peers in Applause?

ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

Since Teresa Wright has been having her films shown on TCM today.... thoughts on her in general? I personally love her!

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

I don't mind the original cartoon. It has a certain appeal, but I would not name it as one of my favorites.

Anonymous:

Haven't seen it.

Ruthiehenshallfan99:

I love her as an actress as well. She had always one of the most charming down to earth personalities to grace a film. In addition to that she was quite talented as well as she showed in films like The Best Years of Our Lives and especially Shadow of a Doubt.