Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1973

And the Nominees Were Not:

Richard Jordan in The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Sterling Hayden in The Long Goodbye

Yul Brynner in Westworld

Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man

Cyril Cusack in The Homecoming

60 comments:

Calvin Law said...

1. Cusack
2. Jordan
3. Hayden
4. Lee
5. Brynner

Speaking of Pinter, hope you'll take a look at The Caretaker when you get to 1963, Shaw is sublime in that.

Robert MacFarlane said...

1. Jordan
2. Lee
3. Cusack
4. Hayden
5. Brynner

Calvin Law said...

Also, Redford in The Way We Were over The Sting? That's a hot take.

omar said...

1. Jordan
2. Cusack
3. Lee
4. Hayden
5. Brynner

Luke Higham said...

1. Hayden
2. Cusack
3. Jordan
4. Lee
5. Brynner

GM said...

1. Lee
2. Jordan
3. Brynner
4. Cusack
5. Hayden

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Ratings and thoughts on Leaud and Truffaut in Day For Night.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Can I have your ratings for Jack Hawkins in The Prisoner and Cary Grant in To Catch A Thief.

Giuseppe Fadda said...

Thoughts on Khan in Paper Moon and Bisset in Day for Night?

RatedRStar said...

2017 I must say have been great for Video games so far, Horizon Zero Dawn, Nioh, Yakuza 0, Resident Evil 7, shame about Mass Effect Andromeda but now Persona 5 is here yay =D.

1. Jordan
2. Cusack
3. Brynner
4. Hayden
5. Lee

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: You forgot about Zelda MAN!

RatedRStar said...

(Slaps hand) DAMMIT

Calvin Law said...

New 'It' trailer looks fantastic, I must say.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

1. Hayden
2. Cusack
3. Jordan
4. Lee
5. Brynner

Charles Heiston said...

It'll be interesting to see Richard Jordan make another appearance on the blog.

1. Hayden
2. Jordan
3. Cusack
4. Lee
5. Brynner

Luke Higham said...

1. Jordan
2. Hayden
3. Cusack
4. Lee
5. Brynner

JackiBoyz said...

1. Cusack
2. Jordan
3. Hayden
4. Brynner
5. Lee

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

The Spirit of the Beehive though has some similar themes to the Beasts of the Southern Wild, stylistically it is very different offering a much colder perspective on the idea of child wonderment against harsh realities.

Well with The Sting he's overshadowed by Newman and Shaw, no one's overshadowing him in that film.

Luke:

Truffaut - 3.5(I would say Truffaut is well aware of his limits as an actor. He very much directs around himself much of the time, such as his sort of emotional content are through dream sequences. Having said that he works well in his scenes as well, more than fitting, as the director as the film within the film. There's a quiet comical quality within his work as he portrays the slight exasperation yet also inspiration in dealing with the various big personalities around the set)

Leaud - 4(Leaud is rather entertaining by portraying so consistently just how intolerably juvenile his character is. Leaud basically plays the part still as a boy in giving his frustrations as closer to a tantrum than an adult being angry, and as well is rather funny in portraying the way he so possessively stares any woman that has shown him even the slightest affection.)

Giuseppe:

Kahn - (As per usual Kahn is rather amusing this time in portraying just being crass and kind of subtly intolerable. Kahn manages a very fine line though with her performance as she manages to be enjoyable in her obnoxiousness towards O'Neal's character while never becoming truly obnoxious to the audience itself.)

Bisset - (Bisset is kind of almost lead here, but I guess her stronger perspective is discounted by her late entry. Anyway Bisset's performance is effective in the way she presents the charm someone so eager to please, yet subverts that a bit with this anxiousness of the stranger among friends, as well as a trepidation alluding to her character's earlier issues. I like the way she manages to make the affair her character has convincing by making her character's too sympathetic nature so believable.)

Calvin Law said...

Louis and all: Fargo Season 3 trailer. Looks pretty good, and David Thewlis might get something more to do this time round!

https://youtu.be/bm-5HwIR7hM

Louis Morgan said...

Essentially not a cast member was wasted in season 2, so I'd say probably so.

Anonymous said...

Louis thoughts on Justice League, Spider-Man, and It trailers?

Varun Neermul said...

Louis, your thoughts on the fil 'The Big Chill'.

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Justice League - (Billy Crudup looks great! Past that one second it did not look good. There was nothing about the trailer that suggested to me it won't be Batman v Superman 2.0. Same messy CGI visual style, looked messier honestly, and there is no reason to believe it won't struggle in focusing the storytelling with the amount of characters.)

It - (I can't help but wonder what Cary Fukunaga's would have looked like, it's telling that they ended up making the two films after all. As something more straight forward though it did look effectively creepy and looks like it could be good.)

Took Calvin's advice and skipped the spider-man trailer.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I've read the Fukunaga script, and I have NO idea why they fired him. The script was actually a fairly straightforward adaptation and gave the studio what they wanted.

Michael McCarthy said...

For now I'll say:

1. Richard Jordan
2. Sterling Hayden
3. Cyril Cusack
4. Christopher Lee
5. Yul Brynner

Lee was actually pretty fascinating, Brynner was effective but didn't leave a huge impression on me. Haven't seen the others still.

Luke Higham said...

Michael: Your rating for Christopher Lee.

Psifonian said...

1. Brynner
2. Jordan
3. Hayden
4. Cusack
5. Lee

Charles Heiston said...

Louis: Your top 10 Tatsuya Nakadai acting moments.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: out of curiosity, is Joaquin Phoenix in I'm Not Here in consideration for 2010 Best Actor bonus round?

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: *I'm Still Here

Louis Morgan said...

Robert:

Maybe it was his ideas in terms of directing that turned them off somehow then? It's a shame because Fukunaga needs to direct a straight horror film given what he did with True Detective, and I would really like to know what Will Poulter's take on Pennywise was like.

Charles:

1. Ryunosuke faces his demons - The Sword of Doom
2. Hanshiro finishes his story - Harakiri
3. The Siege of the Third Castle - Ran
4. Ryunosuke sees the true mater of the sword - The Sword of Doom
5. The Duel - Yojimbo
6. Hanshiro reveals his connection to the previous samurai - Harakiri
7. The Opening - Kagemusha
8. The final breakdown - Ran
9. The Executions - The Human Condition I
10. Ryunosuke kills a legion of men - The Sword of Doom

Calvin:

Well he's at the very least eligible.

Robert MacFarlane said...

The script does give a reason why they cast Poulter: Their version of Pennywise was very child-like and young looking. Easier to lure kids in that way. Not sure if Bill Skarsgärd is going to be like that.

Louis Morgan said...

Robert:

From the trailer the clown seems to have little purpose as lure, though I think a clown as a lure doesn't really make sense in an 80's set version to begin with, but I'll give Skarsgärd the benefit of the doubt.

Robert MacFarlane said...

The script makes no mention of the bulbous forehead that Skarsgärd and Curry have with the role, so my guess is the makeup on Poulter would have been less overtly scary and more subtly creepy.

Louis Morgan said...

I think the clown could work, and if Poulter's approach was maybe to be like a kid himself, that could have been something.

Calvin Law said...

I hope they do something different with Pennywise than Curry, who was great, but in a way only Curry could really nail.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Okay, I kinda found the Legion finale to be a huge letdown. I liked what they did with Hamish Linklater and his character, but it lost me with the carrot-dangling Lindelof tactics at the end.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Thoughts on the Legion cast.

Charles Heiston said...

Legion finale really disappointed me. They do not know how to write.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: thoughts on the scores to Hacksaw Ridge, and Z.

Robert MacFarlane said...

It was bizarre to watch a show that was so methodical and patient in its pacing end up with such a rush job ending.

Charles Heiston said...

Robert: It was headache inducing.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: just read that when Timothy Hutton was cast in Ordinary People, Anthony Franciosca and Ann Margaret were to be his parents. Now that would've been something eh ;)

Maciej said...

1. Lee
2. Brynner
3. Cusack
4. Jordan
5. Hayden

Louis Morgan said...

I didn't hate the Legion finale but I didn't love it either. It was easily the weakest episode of the season as the best part were the intro scenes that felt a little bit like those hilarious deleted henchmen family scenes from the original Austin Powers. The rest of it though played more like an epilogue than a conclusion, and it came off as only really a preview for season 2 than a true season finale on its own terms as well. In the end it didn't really hurt the series as a whole all that much for me because with a few slight adjustments they could have made episode seven the finale.

Luke:

Stevens – (Stevens gives a great performance by managing to be so many different characters while all technically being a singular David. This includes the flashback scenes where he’s the pure hedonist though with more than that as the constantly drug induced David. Stevens though is equally effective as the sort of broken David, as the man who is of ill-mental health yet is aware of that fact and conveys well that kind of difficult unease in being himself. When he’s revealed to be a mutant though Stevens is terrific by having the right sort of fun with it while keeping it steeped in the character of David. On one end he conveys kind of the discovering of being more than himself, but also the confusion at kind of finding these new revelations about himself. Stevens makes for a likable hero, but not all that as he still suggests not all is quite right. When the extreme turns of the late season come Stevens manages to match each one whether it is revealing genuine empathy or portraying an uncontrollable ego, Stevens is exactly as he needs to be. Also special mention for his hilarious bit as David “rational mind”, I hope that side of him shows up again in season 2.)

Keller – (Keller manages to captures this curious dichotomy with the character so well in that she manages to create this shyness in her physical manner yet portrays her outgoing in all the rest creating the sense of the loving personality held back by her unusual problem. In addition I rather liked her low key yet effective chemistry with Stevens.)

Plaza – (MVP. Plaza’s performance is a bit of genius casting to begin with in that she begins like, oh I guess she’s the wacky friend. Of course she’s not yet Plaza completely off-beat style here works wonders as she almost forces your guard down against her, as though she’s just crazy. As the series goes on though Plaza is outstanding in the way she gradually works in this more sinister quality in her performance to the point at the end while she’s incredibly menacing, while still being thoroughly entertaining as well.)

Irwin – (Irwin I’m pretty sure is always good and that’s the case here. Irwin just knows how to add just of character here and there. As essentially the scientist character, with a unique power, Irwin manages to be so much more than that. Something taken as a given is the familiarity between the characters which Irwin aids in greatly by just how lived in his performance. The way he’s given some of the more out there exposition is quite beneficial because Irwin makes it so honest so effortlessly. Furthermore the emotional story he is given Irwin excels in and made me care about it in no time at all.)

Louis Morgan said...

Midthunder – (I felt much of the set up and weight to her character was mostly given to Irwin to realize. Midthunder though I did feel managed to still fulfill her role rather well though in creating this kind of sense of this sort of unstable energetic personality fitting to someone who’s always ready for a fight.)

Harris – (I really liked his performance even though he kind of lost all focus in the last two episodes. Harris though I felt again did so well in conveying his character’s story in just a little bit of time in creating this certain sense of tension yet ease of a guy who lives through experience, but it just happens to be a great deal of repetition. Although we did not get his full story I feel Harris did an excellent job of suggesting that there is one to be found.)

Smart – (In terms of being the Professor X mentor type she’s good in bringing that sort of warmth within command of sorts. All of her stand out scenes though came in reference to Melanie’s lost husband. In these moments Smart absolutely excels in creating that sense of years of waiting and heartbreak. Her brief interactions with Clement in the seventh episode were pretty outstanding as she said so much about those years apart and their relationship with so little.)

Clement – (Every second he was on screen was pretty amazing. Clement managed to be downright hilarious in his realization of the style of a man who is kind of lost both in time and in mind. At the same time however Clement managed to be more than just funny, and could variate to the more dramatic with such ease while still being able to shift immediately back to the comedic without losing a beat.)

Also special mention to everyone in the minor roles like Hamish Linklater, Mackenzie Gray, and Scott Lawrence who brought a lot with very little screen time.

Calvin:

Hacksaw Ridge’s score is very Horneresque, and I wonder if Gibson used his score for Braveheart as a temp track. Nothing wrong being Horneresque though when it comes to grand epic battles. Creating that rousing inspirational spirit similar to Braveheart, though I wouldn’t say quite as good overall, but still good. The non-battle music is a bit more just generic, not bad, historical drama style.

Z’s score is obviously rather off-beat and works quite well to the film’s docudrama style. In that the music itself has this certain casual quality, in that it does not try to guide the emotion as say the previously mentioned score. It works incredibly well in its style in specifically the Greek song style which does lend all the more to creating the effective atmosphere of the film. It’s kind of subversive like the film itself in a way by creating an urgency hidden within a seemingly lighter style.

Well that would have been a far less subtle family “DOOOO YOUUUU LOVEEEE MEEEEEE!!!!!”

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your top 5 Paul Giamatti, Liam Cunningham and Charles Dance moments.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Since you saw some Justice League episodes, what did you think of George Newbern's Superman?

Anonymous said...

1. Hayden
2. Lee
3. Jordan
4. Cusack
5. Brynner

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your thoughts on the War for the Planet of the Apes trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IFAqAIWD6g

And the trailers for The Book Of Henry and War Machine.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Giamatti:

1. Abigail's death - John Adams
2. Rejecting his son - John Adams
3. Trying to explain himself - Sideways
4. Adams v Hamilton - John Adams
5. Adams and Jefferson's divide - John Adams

Cunningham:

1. Being asked about his son's fate - Game of Thrones
2. Confronting Melisandra over Shireen - Game of Thrones
3. Convincing the Iron Bank - Game of Thrones
4. Returning to Stannis after Blackwater - Game of Thrones
5. The Scene - Hunger

Dance:

1. His "sacrifice" - Game of Thrones
2. Preparing the Stag - Game of Thrones
3. Teaching Joffrey who truly rules - Game of Thrones
4. "You're no son of mine" - Game of Thrones
5. Speaking of his own father - Game of Thrones

War for the Planet of the Apes - (Looks like it's going all in with the idea, Harrelson's and Serkis's performances look rather promising and it looks rather impressive visually speaking for the most part which is what the trailer mostly focuses on, which I prefer. I hate plot spoiling trailers.)

Book of Henry - (Well that was quite turn, I wonder if the film will start as corny as the trailer since it looked like that wholly terrible looking Chris Evans movie then suddenly it became rear Window. I have feeling it may be tonally inconsistent, but maybe that's just the trailer.)

War Machine - (I do not know about Brad Pitt there, he seems a little too goofy for a lead. I like Michod and I kind like how the rest of it looks in taking a more cynical satirical approach but Pitt again looks like he's going way too broad even for that tone.)

Anonymous:

I have to admit it can be even harder to accept a voice replacement than some live action replacements in certain cases. Newbern isn't bad but he makes his Superman a little bland and less innately likable. He doesn't have that nice humorous touch Daly brought that made him the much more charming character.

Luke Higham said...

Can't wait for WFTPOTA. I felt Harrelson was one to watch, when I mentioned him as a supporting performance to look forward to this year and I maybe proven right.

Alex Marqués said...

Which one is the "sacrifice" scene in Dance's list?

Louis Morgan said...

Alex:

When Tywin tells Tyrion he was about to drown him as a baby, but "sacrificed" for the family name.

Alex Marqués said...

Okey, thanks! Great choice.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your winners for 1973.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: And 1947.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

1947:

Director: Carol Reed - Odd Man Out
Production Design: Black Narcissus
Sound Editing: Brute Force
Sound Mixing: Black Narcissus
Score: A Double Life
Editing: The Lady From Shanghai
Visual Effects: Black Narcissus
Costume Design: Black Narcissus
Cinematography: Black Narcissus
Makeup and Hairstyling: Black Narcissus
Adapted Screenplay: Odd Man Out
Original Screenplay: Miracle on 34th Street

1973:

Director: Terrence Malick - Badlands
Production Design: The Holy Mountain
Sound Editing: The Exorcist
Sound Mixing: The Exorcist
Score: Papillon
Editing: The Exorcist
Visual Effects: The Exorcist
Costume Design: The Holy Mountain
Cinematography: Badlands
Makeup and Hairstyling: The Exorcist
Adapted Screenplay: The Long Goodbye
Original Screenplay: Badlands

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Have you finished Scenes From A Marriage. If so, your thoughts on Ullmann, Josephson & Andersson and the mini-series itself.

If not, I'll ask again on the results page.

Louis Morgan said...

No.