Sunday, 30 October 2016

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1960: Results

5. Martin Stephens in Village of the Damned - Stephens gives an effectively creepy kid performance, though it feels but a warm up for his more impressive work in The Innocents a year later.

Best Scene: The kids tear down the "brick wall"
4. Robert Mitchum in Home From the Hill - Mitchum avoids falling into overblown melodrama by giving an unassuming yet commanding turn that successfully realizes the two conflicting sides of his character.

 Best Scene: The captain tries to win back his wife.
3. John Mills in Tunes of Glory - Mills gives perhaps his best performance, in his tragic portrayal of a soldier being slowly broken down by his own men.

Best Scene: The final party.
2. Peter Sellers in Never Let Go - Sellers more than proves his merit in a wholly dramatic role, through his compelling portrayal of a vicious and desperate criminal.

Best Scene: The final fight.
1. Renato Salvatori in Rocco and his Brothers - Salvatori gives a powerful performance as he realizes the descent of a simple man into a form of madness in chilling detail.

Best Scene: The Murder.
Overall Rank

Next Year: 2005 Lead

58 comments:

Alex Marqués said...

I'm gonna suggest Lee Byung-hun's performance in A Bittersweet Life.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Daniel Day-Lewis in The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Romain Duris in The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Ion Fiscuteanu in The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Luke Higham said...

Thank You Louis. I've been waiting a long time for this.

Apart from the requests and Cillian Murphy in Breakfast On Pluto,
Anthony Hopkins in The World's Fastest Indian
Bill Murray in Broken Flowers

RatedRStar said...

Tony Leung Ka-Fai - Election
Daniel Auteuil - Caché
Cillian Murphy - Breakfast On Pluto
Bill Murray - Broken Flowers
Damien Lewis - Keane

Matt Mustin said...

Bill Murray in Broken Flowers
Jake Gyllenhaal in Jarhead

RatedRStar said...

I am quite confident actually that Auteuil will win.

Its funny that George Clooney winning the Oscar for Syriana is considered the worst acting speech ever, well thats not true, because in the same year Tony Leung Ka-Fais speech when he won the HK award for Election was even more smug (although quite funny lol)

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Ratings and thoughts on:
The Cast of When A Woman Ascends The Stairs
Woody Strode in Sergeant Rutledge
and Hawkins & Attenborough in The League Of Gentlemen

Varun Neermul said...

Bill Murray/Broken Flowers
Aeutuil/Cache
Amitabh Bachan/Black (Plz, the is among the top 10 greatest hindi films of all time. Amitabh is great!)

RatedRStar said...

Louis: The cool thing about Election is you get to see a bunch of fairly popular HK stars like Nick Cheung, Louis Koo and Simon Yam for the first time, oh and Arthur Kennedy returns as well =D.

Varun Neermul said...

Joseph Gordon/Brick

John Hawkes /Me and You and Everyone We Know

(But plz pick amitabh hahaha)

Varun Neermul said...

Patrick Wilson/Hard Candy

RatedRStar said...

Cillian Murphys performance in Pluto is basically what Eddie Redmaynes should have been for The Danish Girl, as Murphy actually does a lot of the delicate flower stuff and the flickering eyes that could go wrong but it always feels genuine.

Robert MacFarlane said...

JGL would be considered 2006 form Brick

Matt Mustin said...

Cillian Murphy had another "transgender" performance later on in a movie called Peacock, and I swear it made me reconsider all the praise I've ever given him as an actor.

Robert MacFarlane said...

We don't talk about Peacock. Ever.

Matt Mustin said...

I don't think it's even a real movie, I think it was the product of some bizarre fever dream I had.

Calvin Law said...

The requests
Cillian Murphy, Breakfast on Pluto (I'm seriously considering a 5 for him)
Cillian Murphy, Red Eye
Damian Lewis, Keane
Heath Ledger, Casanova (no, really)
Jamie Kennedy, Son of the Mask (no, not really)

And I'd really recommend Pride and Prejudice, and Transamerica for their female lead performances, and Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit which is my win for 2005.

Calvin Law said...

2005 was actually an insanely good year for Murphy. Led a quirky Neil Jordan comedy beautifully, and utilized his creepy routine so impeccably in two very different villain roles.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Please review Murphy in Red Eye. I personally think he's Supporting, but if Calvin thinks he's lead then put him in the lineup for the timebeing.

Calvin Law said...

Luke: I can actually see the argument for supporting. I mean Lead seems packed so might as well just let whichever performance he'd rather review be the choice.

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: That's OK, I was slightly concerned for a moment there.

Louis: Watch Red Eye, when you cover supporting.

RatedRStar said...

I would say Murphy was definitely supporting in Red Eye.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Takamine - 4.5(Her performance is quite interesting as she manages to find a fairly unique approach to a rather well worn role. She manages very well to combine this certain weakness within the strength of her character. She suggests the way the character tries to force out her confidence in order to never fall back into a real despair. She's effortless in conveying the appeal of the character for the men, though she never forces it as though she's a femme fatale. She has a very unassuming yet always convincing allure to her. She ends up being very moving in her successful portrayal of the complexity of her character as she refuses possible happiness as she aims for the specific one she's decided on refusing the alternatives. Her final scene with Nakadai is especially strong because she does not show her character being foolish, but rather conveys a wisdom of sorts in the woman who knows what she wants even if is impossible to be attained.)

Nakadai - 4(Nakadai's role is fairly small yet as per usual he's good. Nakadai just gives a naturalistic turn. Although he does not really has a major moment until the end, it's a testament to his ability to really make his roles feel authentic that when the emotional moment comes it feels wholly earned and absolutely understood.)

Kato - 3.5(It's interesting to see him not play a full blown villain for once, though he's still pretty sleazy in the end. Before that scene, which is revealed when he's off screen, Kato's actually pretty moving in his portrayal of the rather meek man trying to win over Keiko)

Mori - 4.5(Once again I failed to recognize him for quite some time, despite also playing a businessman of questionable moral in The Bad Sleep Well, the two performances share few similarities. Mori is terrific though in this grace he brings to the part as he represents everything the central character wants yet Mori still makes the man feel very real. He's especially great in his final scene, where he has only a few line of non-dialogue, but you absolutely understand everything the man is going through as he chooses his family over Keiko)

Strode - 4(The problem with this film is that he's only barely co-lead with Jeffrey Hunter. When he's onscreen the film works, when he's off not so much. Strode is impressive in his scenes though as he actually realizes the character in a less sympathetic way than you might expect, in that he allows for suspicion. Strode does this in the right way by revealing the cold personality needed for a soldier who needs to survive, only gradually revealing vulnerability in a very affecting fashion.)

Hawkins - 4.5(I might say this is his best performance. He absolutely commands in the scenes as the leader among the group of soldier/thieves, while still having a truly cool dry wit which he utilizes with impeccable comic timing here. There is also a more dramatic elements that Hawkins implements in a subtle fashion throughout the film so when it becomes more evident in the final scene it has an incredible impact.)

Attenborough - 3.5(All the supporting players are treated in a rather minimalist fashion, we get their motivations of sorts then we get on with the heist. Attenborough does very well within these limitations because he's Richard Attenborough after all. He has the right bit of fun with the role, and is entertaining throughout.)

Anonymous said...

For 2005 Lead:
Bill Murray in Broken Flowers
Lee Byung-Hun in A Bittersweet Life
Daniel Day-Lewis in The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Cillian Murphy in Breakfast on Pluto and Red Eye
Louis: What are your thoughts on Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche's performances as Pinky and Brain respectively.
Calvin: God, Son of the Mask. One of the scariest films I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Louis what are the rest of your wins for 1960?

Luke Higham said...

I'll switch Hopkins with Damian Lewis in Keane as one of my suggestions.

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Director: Alfred Hitchcock - Psycho
Production Design: Psycho
Sound Editing: The Time Machine
Sound Mixing: Psycho
Score: Psycho
Editing: Psycho
Visual Effects: The Time Machine
Costume Design: Spartacus
Cinematography: Peeping Tom
Makeup and Hairstyling: Eyes Without A Face
Original Screenplay: The Apartment
Adapted Screenplay: Psycho
Song: "The Green Leaves of Summer" - The Alamo

Luke Higham said...

And I'll switch Murray with Lee Byung-Hun in A Bittersweet Life.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I haven't seen it, but everyone I've talked to whose seen The Beat That My Heart Skipped swears by Romain Duris. I'd be more interested in a review of him than some of the others mentioned.

Luke Higham said...

I'll switch Lewis with Duris.

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Paulsen & LaMarche - (Both are pitch perfect in terms of their performances, as they capture the style of humor with such ease, and there is no surprise why they got the spinoff of all the character on that show. Paulsen the perfect sort of energy as he manages to be so endearing in his hapless stupidity, while LaMarche is the just the right deadpan against him through his downright brilliant Orson Welles impression. The two really are just a perfect match together.)

Robert MacFarlane said...

I still think it's criminal LaMarche hasn't had the chance to play the main villain of a Disney movie.

Luke Higham said...

This is abit too soon, but what are everyone's supporting suggestions.
Massoud, Norton, Thewlis, Siddig, Gleeson and Irons in Kingdom Of Heaven
Cillian Murphy in Red Eye
Chiwetel Ejiofor in Serenity
Choi Min-Sik in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Stephen Dillane in Nine Lives

Luke Higham said...

Ben Kingsley in Oliver Twist

Calvin Law said...

Man I REALLY want to see Lewis get a review though.

Luke: As much as I admire the Kingdom of Heaven ensemble, I feel Massoud is the very obvious one to review. Haven't seen your other choices besides Murphy, but I'm intrigued about the likes of Choo and Ejiofor.

Pinky and the Brain is GREAT.

Calvin Law said...

Luke: Kingsley is alright but frankly I wouldn't clamour for a review, and yes I'd rather another of the Kingdom boys.

Louis: Check out Deuce Bigalow: American Gigolo too, Schenider might be a contender for your win, for the pit bottom of 2005.

Robert MacFarlane said...

The one I want to see reviewed for 2005 Supporting is Keanu Reeves in Thumbsucker.

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: You won't have to wait too long for a Damian Lewis review.

If not all the 6 that I mentioned, then Massoud and Norton.

I haven't seen Oliver Twist in years, but I remember liking him to some degree.

What are your thoughts on Wedding Crashers.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I honestly thought Kingsley was a bit too much as Fagin.

Calvin Law said...

Robert: YES. Oh I love Keanu there. Such a brilliant little oddity of a performance in a surprisingly good film.

Luke: I really like it, actually. Vaughan does his usual routine in an okay fashion, Wilson is at his most charming, Fisher kind of steals the show in some parts, and the script has some rather great comedic moments. There's a few weak patches in the writing but I like it overall.

Calvin Law said...

I found Kingsley's performance was totally very imbalanced with Polanski's direction, but otherwise he was fine.

Giuseppe Fadda said...

Louis what are your updated top 10s for Female Leading and Supporting from 1960?

Deiner said...

Great job Louis. Can you review Joseph Gordon Levitt in Brick?

Robert MacFarlane said...

Again, JGL is considered 2006. Brick's first non-festival release was over a year after it premiered at Sundance.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Amitabh Bachchan - Black (Varun is right, Louis. I don't particularly like many Bollywood films for their lack of subtlety, but Black is different. I highly recommend him)
Bill Murray in Broken Flowers

RatedRStar said...

Louis: You probably will have to watch a hindi film at some point, maybe watch it instead of reviewing it possibly if the lineup is too stacked.

Calvin Law said...

Seems like you're spoilt for choice this year Louis :)

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: Have you ever watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. If so, what were your thoughts on it.

Anonymous said...

Varun Neermul: I know bhai. Amazing film.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your top ten most frightening performances.

Calvin Law said...

Luke: Haven't seen it in ages.

Saw A Bittersweet Life and I have to say I will also wholly support a Lee Byung Hun review.

Luke Higham said...

Leung Ka-Fai
Auteil
Murphy
Byung-Hun
Duris

Alex Marqués said...

I support this.

Alex Marqués said...

Calvin: I'm glad you liked him.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Could you watch Johnny Depp in The Libertine, I think it's one of his stronger efforts.

Alex Marqués said...

Luke: I've seen clips of that movie and Depp seems to be really good in that, what are your thoughts?

Luke Higham said...

Alex: I last saw the film in 2011, but Depp has very strong chemistry with Pike & Morton and is terrific in the final act, as he's dyimg from Venereal Disease.

I was gonna recommend him for 2004, but discovered that it had it's theatrical release in late 2005.

Louis Morgan said...

Giuseppe:

Actress:

1. Jean Simmons - Elmer Gantry
2. Sophia Loren - Two Women
3. Janet Leigh - Psycho
4. Shirley MacLaine - The Apartment
5. Annie Girardot - Rocco and His Brothers (though I could put her supporting where she'd be my win.)
6. Deborah Kerr - The Sundowners
7. Melina Mercouri - Never on a Sunday
8. Barbara Steele - Black Sunday
9. Edith Scob - Eyes Without a Face
10. Gunnel Lindblom - The Virgin Spring

Supporting:

1. Jean Simmons - Spartacus
2. Wendy Hiller - Sons and Lovers
3. Shirley Jones - Elmer Gantry
4. Jo Van Fleet - Wild River
5. Brenda De Banzie - The Entertainer
6. Moira Shearer - Peeping Tom
7. Lee Remick - Wild River
8. Glynis Johns - The Sundowners
9. Joan Plowright - The Entertainer
10. Mary Ure - Sons and Lover

Luke:

1. Richard Attenborough - 10 Rillington Place
2. Dennis Hopper - Blue Velvet
3. Robert Blake - Lost Highway
4. Michael Rooker - Henry Portrait of Serial Killer
5. Kathy Bates - Misery
6. Robert Mitchum - The Night of the Hunter
7. Choi Min-Sik - I Saw the Devil
8. Ted Levine - Silence of the Lambs
9. Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
10. Javier Bardem - No Country For Old Men