Thursday, 10 May 2018

Alternate Best Actor 1991

And the Nominees Were Not:

Alan Rickman in Truly Madly Deeply

River Phoenix in Dogfight

Wesley Snipes in New Jack City

Joe Mantegna in Homicide

Christopher Eccleston in Let Him Have It

37 comments:

Robert MacFarlane said...

1. Rickman
2. Phoenix
3. Snipes
4. Mantegna
5. Eccelston

GM said...

1. Phoenix
2. Rickman
3. Snipes
4. Mantegna
5. Eccleston

Anonymous said...

Louis: Even though are both known for being charismatic and charming actors, what makes Gable and Grant different from each other to you?

And also, I found out that Gable was supposed to play Mitchum's role in Home From The Hill. Even though Mitchum was great, how do you think he would have fared in the part?

Anonymous said...

1. Rickman
2. Phoenix
3. Snipes
4. Mantegna
5. Eccleston

Charles H said...

1. Rickman
2. Phoenix
3. Snipes
4. Mantegna
5. Eccleston

Luke Higham said...

1. Rickman
2. Phoenix
3. Mantegna
4. Snipes
5. Eccleston

Louis: Rating and thoughts on Yamada in Black River.

Luke Higham said...

I'll be making a list of films later today.

Bryan L said...

1. Rickman
2. Phoenix
3. Eccleston
4. Snipes
5. Mantegna

Bryan L said...

Louis: Which past film(s) do you think would be a great fit for Michael Fassbender and Joaquin Phoenix to co-star in? The refined thespian against (or with) the mad scientist of a performer.

Luke Higham said...

I predict 4.5s for all 5.

RatedRStar said...

1. Rickman
2. Phoenix
3. Snipes
4. Mantegna
5. Eccelston

Maciej said...

1.Rickman
2.Eccleston
3.Phoenix
4.Mantegna
5.Snipes

John Smith said...

1.Mantegna
2.Rickman
3.Snipes
4.Phoenix
5.Eccleston

RatedRStar said...

OMG I had Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in 1990 but yep it is 1991, stupid release dates again!!!

Luke Higham said...

Louis: I completely forgot about Gary Oldman in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and would have suggested him if I had known it was 1991 instead of 1990. I’m a bit pissed off to be honest. Could you review him if you feel he’s worthy enough for one.
Films To Watch:
The Best Intentions (Mini-Series)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
A Brighter Summer Day
Raise The Red Lantern
Dead Again
La Belle Noiseuse
Rhapsody In August (Kurosawa)
The Double Life Of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
The Lovers On The Bridge (Leos Carax)
The Commitments
Kafka
The Hard Way
Ricochet
Grand Canyon
Europa Europa
Mediterraneo
Close My Eyes
Closet Land (Rickman/Stowe)
Rambling Rose
Fried Green Tomatoes
Edward II (Tilda Swinton)
Proof (Hugo Weaving/Russell Crowe)
Van Gogh
Fishing With John
Father Christmas (Raymond Briggs)
White Fang (Klaus Maria Brandauer/Ethan Hawke)
The Last Boy Scout
The Adjuster (Elias Koteas)
Hear My Song
Backdraft
Frankie And Johnny (Al Pacino)
Madame Bovary (Isabelle Huppert)
Malina (Isabelle Huppert)
Only Yesterday
Center Stage
The Suspended Step Of The Stork (Theo Angelopoulos/Marcello Mastroianni/Jeanne Moreau)
L.A. Story
Impromptu
For The Boys (Bette Midler)
Soapdish
Night On Earth (Jim Jarmusch)
Jacquot De Nantes (Agnès Varda)
I Can No Longer Hear The Guitar
A Scene At The Sea
Lost In Siberia
Stepping Out
Billy Bathgate (Re-Watch for Kidman)
The Stranger (Satyajit Ray)
Europa (Lars Von Trier)
Shadows And Fog
The Road To The Racetrack
Delicatessen
Regarding Henry
Toto The Hero
Cast A Deadly Spell (David Warner)
Prospero’s Books (John Gielgud)
March Comes In Like A Lion
Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky
Once Upon A Time In China
Europa Europa
City Of Hope
The Ox (Stellan Skarsgard & Max Von Sydow
Chizuko's Younger Sister
Yumeji
Clear Cut (Graham Greene)
Highway Patrolman
Daughters Of The Dust
Zombie And The Ghost Train
All The Mornings Of The World
The Divine Comedy
The Blue Note
Blood In The Face
Until The End Of The World (Wim Wenders)
The Cave Of The Golden Rose
The People Under The Stairs (Wes Craven)
Drop Dead Fred
The Rapture
The Man In The Moon
The Resurrected
Black Robe
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Rush

Luke Higham said...

Louis & RatedRStar: Oldman should get a review even if he only gets a 4.5 cos I expect him to finish higher than the other 5 and I think it's too interesting to pass up.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Review Roth as well if you think he's great and I'm suggesting Dreyfuss for Supporting.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Could Viggo Mortensen possibly go up for The Indian Runner. I don't think he will but since he's on the border, I just want to make sure.

Emi Grant said...

1. Phoenix
2. Rickman
3. Mantegna
4. Snipes
5. Eccleston

Deiner said...

Louis: your thoughts and ratings on Lauren Bacall in Designing Woman, Jean Simmons in Until They Sail and Elizabeth Taylor in Raintree Country

Luke Higham said...

Re-Watched Let Him Have It after 6 years, I think and Courtenay's in it less than I remembered, so I give him a 4 and I stand by giving Eccleston a 4.5.

RatedRStar said...

Louis: Interestingly for 1957, you have seen the only two nominees for Best Visual Effects (The Enemy Below and Spirit of St.Louis), what are your thoughts on those effects from those 2 films as well as your choice of the winner between the two.

Omar Franini said...

Louis: Are Dietrich for Witness for the Prosecution and Lange for Peyton Place 4,5s?

Bryan L said...

Louis: Also, your reason for having Paul Dano as your choice for Matt Hooper in a 2010s version of Jaws? Feels pretty inspired to me

Vanna Long said...

1. Rickman
2. Phoenix
3. Snipes
4. Eccleston
5. Mantegna

Louis: Ratings and thoughts on Patrick Swayze in Point Break, Elias Koteas in Two Lovers, and Louis Garrel in The Dreamers. Also, none of these performances are in the rankings I believe.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

1. Rickman
2. Phoenix
3. Mantegna
4. Snipes
5. Eccleston

Anonymous said...

Louis: I don't know if Luke has asked you yet, but what are your thoughts on the confrontation scene between Simba and Scar in The Lion King?

Also, thoughts on this alternate version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KW4UnT1G8Y

Luke Higham said...

Louis: If River Phoenix hadn't died in 1993, how would he have fared as Jack Dawson in Titanic.

Alex Marqués said...

You're asking that question as if Louis was a psychic. He should probably have as much idea as you do, Luke :)

Luke Higham said...

Alex: Well, I think he could've done just as well as DiCaprio, Cameron said he would've considered him for the role if he had lived.

John Smith said...

Just watched 'Comrades Almost A Love Story'.

Leon: 5

Tsang: 5

Sheung: 5

Movie: 5

It's such an emotional roller coaster. I highly recomend it!

RatedRStar said...

John Smith: I enjoyed the film quite a bit, it is definitely Leon Lais best performance (in fact one of his only good ones) although I dont think I would give him a 5.

Anonymous said...

Just rewatched Metropolis. Really curious to know what Louis will think of it during the bonus rounds of the silent era.

Anonymous said...

Louis: could I have your thoughts on the screenplays to The Death of Stalin, Dr. Strangelove and A Fish Called Wanda?

Anonymous said...

Louis: Your thoughts on the screenplays of The Great Dictator and Dogville?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

I think Gable would've been in the role, but I doubt he would've been better than Mitchum. It would have been interesting though to have seen Gable return to the darker roles from his early career he gave up for the most part near the end of it.

Luke:

Yamada - 4(Another interesting turn from her. Here she has quite a lot of fun in more of an overtly comic approach to a diabolical woman. Yamada plays the role with a delightful glee presenting her with just the right touch of grotesqueness as she presents a woman thriving within her slum. She doesn't overdo it though finding the right balance between going a little overt without going truly over the top, which would have been easy given the addition of her buck teeth. Terrific work though and I wish she actually had a bigger role than she does in the film.)

No.

It is interesting to think about Phoenix in that role, which I think he probably would have done well with based on, oddly enough, his work as young Indy which was a wholly tortured performance by him.

Bryan:

If you reverse the roles a bit, make the vet older, and the director a wunderkind, I could see them being a great match for The Stunt Man, Phoenix in Railsback's role, and Fassbender as Eli Cross.

Dano I think could be a little grating, as he should stand out like a sore thumb among the locals so to speak, but also bring the energetic enthusiasm needed for Hooper as well.

Deiner:

Bacall - 4(Enjoyed her chemistry with Peck here and she certainly has some fun in the role. She captures the right sort of brightly spirited rom com performance. The film isn't even quite a great one as it stands but Peck and Bacall together both project a real energy into the proceedings particularly in their back and forths when romantic and comedic.)

Simmons - 3.5(Her personal story actually I found the least interesting within the film, which didn't quite come together for me despite some interesting subject matter in there. Simmons does well enough in projecting more of the stable and sincere of the sisters. The one who is both the most understanding of the responsibilities but also understanding of the situation. Simmons brings that right sort of overarching confidence though still realizing subtly her own moments of heartbreak. She's good in her scenes with Newman as well but their chemistry really isn't anything too special.)

Taylor - 2.5(She and Clift don't quite rediscover their A Place in the Sun chemistry. There are times where they kind of find it briefly but these are very brief. Unfortunately these are mixed in with her rather overt and often absurd portrayal of her character's mental illness. These moments are rather overcooked in every single instance as she goes to such an extreme in every moment, and this is one of her weaker turns overall.)

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar:

Out of the two I probably preferred The Enemy Below, Incredible Shrinking Man though was horribly snubbed, which does a fine job of creating dynamic submarine shots. The same goes for just creating general believable war atmosphere on sets in terms of realizing explosion and the like. Spirit of Saint Louis's more low key effects, like the creation of the cock pit are pretty good, but the distance flying effects aren't the best looking.

Omar:

Yes.

Vanna:

Swayze is one I need to re-watch to properly gauge how I feel about his work, honestly I could potentially review him in supporting here.

Koteas - 3(I probably preferred him over Jean Marias in the similair role, although both don't come off all that appealing, although maybe that's because we're suppose to be seeing them through Phoenix/Mastroanni's perspective. I digress though as Koteas is more than decent in not overplaying the sleaze that is inherently in this sort of part, and finding a ounce of honesty even within the character's dishonesty. In that Koteas portrays his moments of stating his great affections for Paltrow's character, as earnest, even if somewhat hollow.)

Garrel - 3(His performance really didn't leave much of an impression on me. I thought he was probably best in more of creating just the certain unsaid ideas in moments. That being his potential attractions that would be deemed inappropriate. In terms of the moments that focus on him directly I never found his work to be all that distinctive or notable in terms of creating the character of Theo as compelling in himself.)

Anonymous:

Let me cover those in the next post.