1)George Sanders - Rebecca2)John Carradine3)George Sanders - Foreign Correspondent4)Frank Morgan5)Herbert MarshallMy winning request isOskar Werner - Decision Before Dawn
Louis what are your top ten films of 1940 and your thoughts on these films;The Mortal StormContrabandThe Great McGintyThe Bank DickThe Sea Hawk
Louis have you ever seen Fantasia or The Thief of Baghdad, what do you make to them?
1.Sanders (Rebecca)2.Sanders (FC)3.Marshall4.Carradine5.Morgan
1. Rebecca2. Carradine3. Foreign Correspondent4. Marshall5. Morgan
1. Sanders (Rebecca)2. Carradine 3. Sanders (FC)4. Marshall5. MorganRatings and thoughts on:Walter Brennan in To Have and Have Not, My Darling Clementine, Rio Bravo and Red RiverRobert Mitchum in Thirty Seconds Over TokyoBy the way, I was reading Larger than Life: Movies of the 50's, and at page 46, it says that Dana Andrews was skilled playing roles that Peck couldn't bring subtlety in Spellbound and The Paradine Case. Do you think that Andrews would have been a good choice for both of those roles? And also, Olivier and Colman were considered.
1. George Sanders (Rebecca)2. George Sanders (Foreign Correspondent)3. Herbert Marshall4. John Carradine5. Frank Morgan
Finished MEATDG and it was okay, I guess (Michael, don't take it as if I liked the film, because I didn't)Mann - 2.5Cooke - 3Cyler II - 2
1. Carradine2. Sanders Rebecca3. Sanders FC4. Marshall5. Morgan
Louis: Films for you to watch.Testament Of YouthSouthpawCinderellaInside OutSicarioThe Man From U.N.C.L.E.Mr. HolmesSpyChild 44Trainwreck
1. Sanders (Rebecca)2. Carradine3. Sanders (Foreign Correspondent)4. Marshall5. Morgan
Anonymous:The Mortal Storm - (Like so many of the films of the period it carries its anti-Nazi message on its sleeve, which actually is rarely problematic for these films. It's interesting to actually see a rather intense depiction of the Nazi regime, and there are some surprisingly effective scenes since doesn't hold back as much as you might imagine. My only major problem with the film would be that some of the actors playing the Nazis are tad on the goofy side.)Contraband - (This probably does have one of the most unusual leads for a semi-romantic thriller you'd ever see, it actually makes the film stand out fairly well though. It's interesting in that it springs the Hitchcokian thriller on you a bit, and does it quite the effective fashion. It's an entertaining romp.)The Great McGinty - (Speaking of unusual leads, this film basically makes us follow a thug in a political machine. This leads into some classic Preston Sturges goodness with its extremely sardonic depiction of the system. My only minor problem with the film is that when it gains a conscious it does not do so as smoothly as one would like. Nevertheless its a memorable satire of the political process)The Bank Dick - (One gag after another basically with the steadfast W.C. Fields in the middle of it all. That's just fine by me as the gags consistently hits their marks making for one very funny film.) The Sea Hawk - (Probably one of the most subtle Anti-Nazi films of the period actually I'd say. The Sea Hawk has plenty of the usual Flynn Swashbuckler goodness to it, but the film actually creates a more intense atmosphere than usual making it feel as though more is on the line than is often the case with these films) Top Ten:1. Rebecca2. Pinocchio3. The Great Dictator4. The Shop Around the Corner5. Foreign Correspondent6. The Grapes of Wrath7. The Sea Hawk8. Contraband9. The Bank Dick10. The Great McGintyAnonymous:Haven't seen Thief although I want to before I finish the supporting round. I believe I've given my thoughts on Fantasia, but just to reiterate a bit. It's perhaps slightly too long, and not every segment is equally good. There are no bad segments though and the great ones are outstanding. Anonymous:Brennan - To Have and Have Not - 4(Brennan was a great sidekick for anyone he chose to be sidekick to, in this case Humphrey Bogart. Brennan as usual brings his endearing sort of presence and humor to the part. I'd say this was a particularly good example of his usual role.) My Darling Clementine - 3(Not nearly enough of him, and there should have been as he's easily the best villain in the film. Brennan though as usual plays old quite well, and is quite the despicable old coot in this case)Rio Bravo - 3.5(This one I'd say I could see why he might turn one off, as its not one of his most subtle turns. Nevertheless I quite enjoyed his over blown old coot routine in this case)Red River - 3(Once again provides an endearing sidekick this time both to Wayne, and to Montgomery Clift)Mitchum - (He's fine but not given enough to do to make any impact)Colman I'd say would have just been a little too old for those roles. Andrews would have been ideal for Spellbound, as I think he would have been for a 40's version of Shutter Island, as he certainly knew how to be the strong leading man type, but what he was really great at was knowing how to strip it away. The Paradine Case was an underwritten film to begin with, but Peck completely failed to realize the obsession of the character, something I think Andrews could have potentially knocked out of the park. Olivier I'm sure would have been good in both roles.
Louis: Who would be your cast and director for Taxi Driver in the 40's and 50's?
Luke:Actually I've seen Inside Out and Southpaw already. Anonymous:1940's (directed by John Huston):Travis: Montgomery CliftIris: Elizabeth TaylorSport: Robert RyanBetsy: Rita HayworthTom: Edmond O'BrienThe Passenger: John Huston 1950's (directed by Elia Kazan):Travis: Marlon BrandoIris: Natalie WoodSport: Karl MaldenBetsy: Marilyn MonroeTom: Walter Matthau
Louis: Thoughts on the films and your ratings and thoughts on the casts.
Louis: Let me guess, Paul Newman would be your choice for a 60's version of Taxi Driver?
1) John Carradine2) George Sanders (R)3) Frank Morgan4) George Sanders (FC)5) Herbert Marshall
Have anyone sera The Danish Girl?I saw it last night and i thought it Was a well directed drama, far more better than the King's speech.Redmayne was fantastic and I give him a 5.Vikander was so amazing, I give her a 5 too and she was also better than Redmayne, she is the a co-lead so I think she will be nominated in the leading category for oscars, like Jones in the theory of everything.Heard 2,5Whishaw 2/2,5Shoenaerts 3
1. John Carradine2. George Sanders (Rebecca)3. Herbert Marshall4. George Sanders (Foreign Correspondent)5. Frank Morgan
Omar!: It won't be released in the US until the end of November, whereas the Brits have to wait until the new year.
Omar!: I have high hopes for Vikander. Your rating for Whishaw's quite painful, as with Suffragette, he seems to be stuck in a rut with one/two dimensional roles at the moment.
Luke: Vikander was so great, I want her to win the Oscar this year. I have to mention also the wonderful score by Desplat
Omar!: I want Mulligan to win this year, though if she doesn't, my second choice would definitely be Vikander as she's had a amazing year so far. :)I think Blanchett may give the best performance in the Best Actress category this year.
Louis: Which 5 films have you enjoyed the least so far this year.
*She's had *an* Amazing Year so far.
I'm starting to to think it'll be Larson for Best Actress this year, Room has been gaining a lot of traction and her performance has been getting rave reviews. She also had the advantage of never having won before, whereas Blanchett and Lawrence have both won within the last few years.
Michael: I'm not ruling out Larson by any stretch, (My anticipation for the film has skyrocketed recently) but Mulligan, Vikander and Ronan haven't won either.
Michael: She has a great chance of winning the overall though and I'll be pleased with her winning as well. :)
Michael: And she was fantastic in Short Term 12. :)
Time to introduce Louis to a new Hong Kong actor I think =D1. John Carradine2. George Sanders (Rebecca)3. Herbert Marshall4. George Sanders (FC)5. Frank Morgan
The words "Academy Award Winner Brie Larson" would make me the happiest person in the world.
Louis: I don't see Mulligan winning this year, my nominees would be:Larson, blanchett, Lawrence, Vikander and Mulligan
Omar!: It's either gonna be Mulligan, Blanchett or Larson.LarsonMulliganBlanchettVikanderLawrence
Omar!: But I'll decide on which one, whenever the Golden Globes come around.
1. Sanders (Rebecca)2. Carradine3. Sanders (FC)4. Marshall5. Morgan
My winning request is a very late Montgomery Clift style performancehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbk9YaUWXG8Liu Kai Chi - The Stool Pigeon
RatedRStar: Is he lead or supporting.
Luke: Supporting, Nicholas Tse and Nick Cheung are the two leads, the film was made by the same person who made The Beast Stalker, and stars the same 3 actors.
RatedRStar: I thought as much. Will you be recommending Tse and Cheung for Lead as 2010's a bit low on contenders.
RatedRStar: No Offence, but I'm pleased that Wales beat England. :)
=D haha none taken I dont really watch Rugby lolOn Tse and Cheung it is possible, as I thought both of them were very good, both were deserving of their Hong Kong nominations (win in the case of Tse).I also have some suggestions, in particular of requesting a supporting actor performance who was also nominated at the 2010 HK awards just like Liu Kai Chi was =D funnily enough an actor that Louis knows of =D.
RatedRStar: :) Do you still think Chelsea will win the Premier League.
Luke: Umm I dont know, It is still too early to call I think, very unpredictable this year.
Anonymous:Stuart Whitman, I'd say Newman had too much natural charisma for Bickle. Luke:Southpaw - (An extremely forgettable boxing movie in that I struggle to recall much about it, and I did not watch it all that long ago. It has absolutely nothing to add to the genre, and isn't good enough to simply be just a straight forward Rocky type. Instead it kinda attempts a Raging Bull and Rocky being smashed together which really doesn't work. I'll admit I did not mind watching it, but it left no lasting impact whatsoever)Gyllenhaal - 3.5(Gyllenhaal certainly went the distance to get to be believable in the physical qualities of the boxer, and I think he hits the notes well enough. He gets the anger, the toughness, and the grief well enough. The problem is the character of Billy Hope is not an honest one as written. His anger problems are used for plot points, rather than it ever feeling like an actual part of the character, as hard as Gyllenhaal might try to make it so. What I felt was particularly telling was that we don't see any of his anger management classes, which felt like a cheat to the audience, and technically to Gyllenhaal since we must just assume he resolved all his issues off screen.)Whitaker - 3(Whitaker is just fine in an all too standard trainer role. He brings the passion in the way he needs to, but the film does not bother to let him and Gyllenhaal actually create a relationship which I feel there was some potential there.)McAdams - 3(I hate what they did with her here since I actually really liked her chemistry with Gyllenhaal, and I would have rather seen a film about their relationship.)Harris - 2.5(Wasted though fine)Laurence - 2(She could have been worse, but there's a lot asked of her and she does not deliver)Jackson - 2(He's not terrible or anything just rather bland and forgettable. I think that someone else could have perhaps made his sleazy promoter a highlight of the film)Inside Out - (Eh I always sound like faint praise whenever I react to a Pixar film as I never love them as much as most do. I liked it though)Poehler - 3.5(She brings the appropriate energy to joy incarnate, while delivering the needed variation in the more emotional scenes)Smith - 4(She's quite good as her voice work really realizes a strange depth to the sadness as it does not feel one note, which is a strange sounding thing, but through her voice she actually manages to help to realize the purpose of sadness that is essential for the film)Black - 3.5(The role he was born to play I suppose)Kaling - 2.5(She's fine actually, but really Disgust was the best they could come up with for the fifth emotion? She really lacks a point.)Kind - 4(He's entertaining in the slightly manic cartoon voice and turns Bing Bong immensely endearing character. He actually does bring a certain desperation about it within alluding to the character's fading status while making it particularly unsettling when this fully comes out with his final somber lines that are quite devastating)
Luke:In regards to my five least, I'd prefer not at the moment due to my tendency to avoid almost universally acknowledged bad films.
Aw shucks Louis (yes this is going to be a thing), and to think I envisaged Inside Out being one of your top films of the year.Also did Conrad Veidt's performance in Contraband intrigue you into watching some more of his work like Thief of Bagdhad (can you save for maybe bonus rounds), and his Powell + Pressburger collaborations.
Luke: Wales was very lucky in that match
Agreed with Omar. :(
Omar! & Calvin: England made a grave mistake not going for the penalty at the end. Without Halfpenny, England should've won by at least 10 points, but their discipline and decision making continues to undermine them. I hope they thrash Australia, which won't happen I'm afraid.I do sympathise with you Calvin, as my dad's English-Born, but was raised in Wales.
Luke e Calvin: Samuel L Jackson tweeted for England
I heard that Samuel L Jackson could ne notimated as Lead in the Hateful Eight so Kurt Russell could go supporting; what do you think?
Omar!: It's nice seeing the likes of Jackson and Hasslehoff loving the great game of Rugby. :)In regards to Jackson's placement, he's got no chance, if it happens to be the case.
Don't worry Luke I don't really take sides haha.As for Jackson, no way he's lead unless we've been severely misled by the trailers.
I heard that news after the first screening of the movie
Omar!: I seem to be right about Leigh as well, though it is the first screening. Whether he's Lead or Supporting, Jackson has a far better chance of being nominated in the latter category.
Luke: I'm a big fan of both Tarantino and Jackson and I'd like to see this one winning but the supporting category this year will be very strong with the likes of Elba, Rylance, the Spotlight and Joy boys
Omar!: Don't forget Hardy, Del Toro and Keitel.I want Cooper and De Niro to give very good performances, but I'm not convinced at the moment.
I dont really think Del Toro has a chance of winning but getting a nomination seems likely, I reckon Sicario wont do well at the Oscars and probably just get an editing nomination and Del Toro for Supporting Actor.Louis I reckon the first year you should do for the bonus is 2011 since there has been like 7 requests there so it would be a very easy one for you to start with.
RatedRStar: A nomination was what I meant for Del Toro. :)I'm quite desperate for 2012, (We've already come up with more than 5 contenders) but 2011 should come next from that decade.
RatedRStar: And as I've said about 2 or 3 times before, he's already hinted at doing 2012 first.MIKKELSEN :) :) :)
Luke: Well, I'm back after losing internet connection for 7 hours and all I have to say is that Cooper will give a good performance and as we all know, De Niro will give an okay performance.
Anonymous: I might as well predict ratings for them.Cooper - 3/3.5De Niro - 2.5
Luke: At the moment, I believe that Supporting will be more interesting than Lead.
Anonymous: Yes. Lead's too predictable this year.
The contenders in the Lead Category are: hanks, dicaprio, caine, redmayne, fassbender, depp, cranston and cheadleThe contenders in the Supporting are: cooper, deniro, ramirez, ruffalo, keaton, hardy, keitel, del toro, rylance, edgerton, jackson, russell, Dern and ElbaSo the Supporting category is more interesting than the Leading
Omar!: And Jacob Tremblay in Room.
John Smith: 2012 Bonus ReviewsMads Mikkelsen-The Hunt, A Royal AffairBengt C.W Carlson-Lycka till och ta hand om varandra/Good Luck And Take Care Of Each OtherJohannes Brost-AvalonAndy Lau-A Simple Life (Don't know if it is eligible...)
Umm I am gonna say A Simple Life is a 2012 film, even though it was recognized at pretty much all the 2011 Asian ceremonies, simply because it was first released to the public in 2012.
John Smith: I came up with two more for 2012, it is from an Indian movie called Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 AND 2 and trust me this is not a movie with people dancing and smiling, this is a truth full portrayal of rural India. Gangs Of Wasseypur-Manoj BajpaiGangs Of Wasseypur 2-Nawazuddin SiddiquiJohn SmithLouis Please Give This Movie And It's Performance A Watch When You Get The ChanceWatch this:Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-AkWDkXcMYGangs Of Wasseypur 2 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3PZbL8JGYQ
Everyone: You top ten films of the 1940s1. The Song of Bernadette2. Casablanca3. That Hamilton Woman4. The Heiress5. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir6. Gilda7. It's a Wonderful Life8. Mrs. Miniver9. Waterloo Bridge10. Now, Voyager
ruthiehenshallfan99:1. It's A Wonderful Life2. Double Indemnity3. The Third Man4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre5. Rebecca6. Citizen Kane7. Shadows of a Doubt8. Odd Man Out9. Casablanca10. Brief Encounters
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