Sunday, 16 October 2016

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1960

And the Nominees Were Not:

Peter Sellers in Never Let Go

Robert Mitchum in Home From the Hill

John Mills in Tunes of Glory

Martin Stephens in Village of the Damned

Renato Salvatori in Rocco and His Brothers

32 comments:

Robert MacFarlane said...

1. Sellers
2. Stephens
3. Mills
4. Mitchum
5. Salvatori

Luke Higham said...

1. Stephens
2. Sellers
3. Mills
4. Mitchum
5. Salvatori

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your rating for Jo Van Fleet in Wild River.

Anonymous said...

1. Stephens
2. Sellers
3. Mills
4. Mitchum
5. Salvatori
Still have to see Stephens, Sellers and Salvatori.
Louis: Ratings and thoughts on Greer Garson and Hume Cronyn in Sunrise at Campobello. Also your thoughts on the cinematography of Hud.

Calvin Law said...

Stump and Werner would be fantastic choices. And for 60s and 70s McQueen and Eastwood I'm guessing, with Ossie Davis and Carl Weathers as the Reginald VenJohnsons.

Calvin Law said...

*Ustinov

Calvin Law said...

Also,

1. Sellers
2. Mills
3. Mitchum
4. Stephens
5. Salvatori

Giuseppe Fadda said...

1. Sellers
2. Mills
3. Mitchum
4. Stephens
5. Salvatori

RatedRStar said...

I imagine you will check out Nakadai and Mori in the future Louis as that seems like a dream pairing that would work quite well.

1. Sellers
2. Mills
3. Mitchum
4. Stephens
5. Salvatori

Anonymous said...

Oh dear..

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is at 42% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Maciej said...

1.Sellers
2.Mills
3.Mitchum
4.Stephens
5.Salvatori

Alex Marqués said...

1.Sellers
2.Mills
3.Mitchum
4.Stephens
5.Salvatori

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

1. Stephens
2. Sellers
3. Mills
4. Mitchum
5. Salvatori

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your ratings and thoughts on James Mason in The Trials Of Oscar Wilde, Ralph Richardson in Oscar Wilde and Woody Strode in Spartacus.

Giuseppe Fadda said...

Ratings and thoughts on Greer Garson in Sunrise at Campobello?

94dfk1 said...

Anonymous: Darn, it was one of my most anticipated movies of the year.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

4.5

Mason and Richardson - 4(Both are working with the exact same material, since we only see their characters in court where they are using the real life court transcripts. Well both Mason and Richardson are great in their limited roles. Mason is no surprise to see being just so incisive with every word, while Richardson really is equally good in portraying more of relaxed confidence that he will win.)

Strode - 4(A great one scene wonder. As you wholly understand his character in a single scene without even a single line I believe. He first shows just the cold detachment of a man trying to not know his opponent. He then is absolutely heartbreaking as he so effectively portrays his emotional breakdown as he refuses to kill for the Romans)

Anonymous:

Garson - 2.5(A bit better than Bellamy but I still felt the impression overwhelmed her performance. She has a few moments where she overcomes it, but too often it feels like just a caricature from a skit.)

Cronyn - 3.5(The best part of the film. Now his role actually should be the most extroverted to begin with, but in a way he seems slightly subdued because of the impressions of his co-stars. Cronyn though brings the needed crustiness along with a real slick quality suggesting the intelligence of his character.)

Hud's cinematography is downright outstanding. Howe's work captures this certain beauty of the west, but intertwines with it a feeling of isolation and even dread of sorts. The use of light is brilliant in that it always seems fading, like Homer's old way being lost forever.

RatedRStar:

I'll make sure to give it a watch.

Anonymous:

I'd say La La Land is probably unstoppable now, unless Silence not only meets expectations but surpasses them.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: I hope it's not gonna be a one-horse race this year.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: speaking of Strode, how about a 60s version of Unforgiven with John Wayne, Woody Strode, Walter Brennan and Robert Shaw in Eastwood, Freeman, Hackman and Harris' roles?

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Well I'd say look forward to potentially a multi horse race in Actor, Supporting Actor (since even if Neeson wins the late release could prevent a sweep) and supporting actress.

Calvin:

I like it though I'd personally put Cagney as Little Bill. Also it has to be Shaw for Gruber in 60's Die Hard, and maybe Donald Sutherland for 70's.

Anonymous said...

Louis: How about a remake of To Kill A Mockingbird with Tom Hanks as Atticus?

Calvin Law said...

As much as I love Hanks, I've always stayed away from retroactive remake ideas for TKAM because I really don't think anyone could capture Atticus as well as Peck. Hanks would be the best possible choice though.

Jimmi Simpson as Boo Radley is a MUST, though.

Anonymous said...

Calvin: If they had remade the film 20 or 30 years later, I would have chosen Robert Duvall as Bob Ewell.

Calvin Law said...

Also Sutherland as Gruber would be GREAT. I wish he and Rickman had worked together at some point, I've always thought they'd make a splendid comedic villainous duo. Sutherland as the overly serious, self-conscious and none too bright authoritarian figure, Rickman as his cleverer, more relaxed but oh so British second in command.

Calvin Law said...

Anonymous: Great shout. And maybe David O'Hara as Boo Radley, Elias Koteas as Sheriff Tate.

Anonymous said...

Calvin: And Harrison Ford as Atticus. Hey, couldn't think of anyone else. By the way, there's a film was sort of an influence and predecessor to TKAM that I think will interest Louis. Can you guess the name of the film?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Yeah Hanks is the only person I can really see in the role, barring say a wildcard like Viggo Mortensen, but I must concur with Calvin I don't think anyone could match Peck.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Your cast and director for a 2010's Judgement at Nuremberg.

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Judgement at Nuremberg (2010's directed by Tomas Alfredson)

Judge Dan Haywood: Tom Hanks
Dr. Ernst Janning: Gary Oldman
Colonel Lawson: John Slattery
Hans Rolfe: Matthias Schoenaerts
Emil Hahn: Richard Sammel
Frau Bertholt: Nastassja Kinski
Rudolph Peterson: August Diehl
Irene Hoffman Welner: Nina Hoss

Anonymous said...

Louis: When do you think you'll return to the fast-paced reviews?

Anonymous said...

Louis you said that you basically hated Breathless, what are the things about it that you disliked about it?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Unfortunately not any time soon.

Anonymous:

I found the style tiresome very quickly, the funny thing about influence being the changes in exact execution can make a idea work. The problem for me mainly though was when the material itself, as well as the central performance, are not appealing in themselves, the rapid fire style only becomes all the more aggravating.