Sunday, 2 April 2017

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1973 Results

5. Yul Brynner in Westworld -  Brynner is easily the highlight of his film giving a chilling portrayal of an unstoppable android.

Best Scene: The gunslinger wins. 
4. Sterling Hayden in The Long Goodbye - Hayden gives a terrific performance portraying the boisterous man attempting to love life, well in reality only hiding the sad man that hates it.

Best Scene: Wade has to pay a fee.
3. Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man - Lee grants the grandiose menace needed for his island leader of pagans, but adds subtle nuance to his character and film by showing the underlying motivations of the man as well.

Best Scene: Just before the sacrifice.
2. Cyril Cusack in The Homecoming - Cusack gives a quietly brilliant performance as seemingly the only non-miserable soul in a house through his realization of a sunny demeanor which alludes to a complex relationship with his family.

Best Scene: Words of warning.
1. Richard Jordan in The Friends of Eddie Coyle - Good Predictions Luke, Charles, Tahmeed, Michael Patison, Michael McCarthy, and Omar. Richard Jordan gives a fantastic performance by so cruelly realizing the tactics of his law officers which would be the style of a heroic cop in a different film.

Best Scene: Foley tells Eddie some bad news.
Updated Overall
Next Year: 1984 Lead

24 comments:

Luke Higham said...

John Hurt & Terence Stamp - The Hit
Michael Douglas - Romancing The Stone

Anonymous said...

Thoughts/ratings for Glenda Jackson in a touch of class?

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: You'll find it on the 1973 Lead results page.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Tsutomu Yamazaki in Farewell to the Ark
Tsutomu Yamazaki in The Funeral
Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone
John Hurt in The Hit
Terence Stamp in The Hit

For supporting, Sting in Dune. That performance is a riot.

Luke Higham said...

John Cassavetes - Love Streams

Charles Heiston said...

I'll save my request for the short moment. And i can't imagine anyone displacing Stanton for his spot, let alone Ngor and Abraham.

Hurt and Stamp - The Hit
Douglas - Romancing The Stone
Lemmon - Mass Appeal
Tsutomu Yamazaki in Farewell to the Ark

Anonymous said...

I think Ngor and Stanton might switch spots.

Luke Higham said...

Harry Dean Stanton in Repo Man

Calvin Law said...

John Hurt and Terrence Stamp in The Hit, I'll be interested to see who you prefer. Both excel and are funnily enough cast in roles you'd usually expect the other to thrive in more.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Rating and thoughts on Michael Jayston in The Homecoming, Margot Kidder & Jennifer Salt in Sisters and Meiko Kaji in Lady Snowblood.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Rating and thoughts on James Mason in The Mackintosh Man.

Luke Higham said...

For Lead
Hurt and Stamp
Douglas
Lemmon - Mass Appeal
Stanton - Repo Man
Yamazaki - Farewell To The Ark

For Supporting
Sting - Dune
Robert Duvall - The Natural
Tracy Walter - Repo Man
Tim Roth - The Hit

Michael McCarthy said...

Since Duvall was mentioned if like to add Robert Redford in The Natural as an option for a review.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: My request is Al Pacino in The Merchant Of Venice.

Anonymous said...

For 1984 Lead:
John Hurt and Terence Stamp in The Hit
Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone
Jack Lemmon in Mass Appeal
Harry Dean Stanton in Repo Man
Tsutomu Yamazaki in Farewell to the Ark
Louis: Your overall thoughts on The Dark Knight Returns as a graphic novel.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: Thoughts and rating for Yaphet Kotto in Live and Let Die?

Robert MacFarlane said...

Isn't Stanton supposed to be Supporting in Repo Man?

Charles Heiston said...

Louis: My winning request shall be Alex Frost in Elephant for 2003 lead.

RatedRStar said...

John Hurt - The Hit
Terence Stamp - The Hit
Harry Dean Stanton - Repo Man
Clint Eastwood - Tight Rope
Dudley Moore - Micki and Maude

GM said...

John Hurt & Terence Stamp - The Hit
Avtandil Makharadze - Repentance
Marcello Mastroiani - Henry IV
John Cassavetes - Love Streams
Scott Wilson - A Year of the Quiet Sun

Luke Higham said...

Also for Supporting:
Marco St. John in Tightrope

Calvin Law said...

Louis: 2010s cast for The Homecoming?

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Jayston - 4(Jayston by the way is a bit of curiously forgotten actor these days despite his somewhat high profile roles in the 70's. Anyway though this is another good performance from him as he captures kind of the strange place of the in between in that he does not embrace the misery of Holm's son, nor does he try to reject like Cusack's Sam. Instead Jayston portrays this almost curiosity in his portrayal as though he is almost observing the madness from a distance even when his own wife gets involved with things. Jayston does not only portray this as wholly disconnected creating subtle indications throughout of the deep pains his character also has due to his bizarre upbringing.)

Kidder - 3(I feel both of her performances are technically one note on purpose, but then again there can always be a bit more. She doesn't really go any further though but is effective enough as the exceptionally pure sister then the fully psychotic one.)

Salt - 3(Her performance mostly consists of being mortified by various things and she's pretty good at that. Again though never is quite a great "Hitchcokian" lead though. Although I did really enjoy her one scene with Charles Durning, felt they had quite the comedic energy together and wish they had more than one scene together.)

Kaji - 4(She's fairly one note but she is very effective with that one note of cold vengeful intensity. She delivers in basically being a spirit of pure revenge, but there are just a few touches of something more though that adds a bit more substance to her character.)

Mason - 3.5(Hmmmm I wonder who the secret villain is in this film, surely James Mason isn't in it for no reason. His casting makes his character's reveal more than a little obvious but Mason as usual is a good villain. It's not his best version of this sort of Mason performance but it's certainly a welcome reprise of sorts.)

Calvin:

Kotto - 3.5(Along with the titular song easily the highlight of the film. You can tell that Kotto is just having a blast with the part "Names is for Tombstones baby", and his fun is infectious. He's incredibly entertaining as the purposefully over the top drug lord, then is rather enjoyably deadpan as the real villain while still having a certain menace to his work. It would have been nice if he had gotten to be a Bond villain in a better Bond film, since he seems to relish the opportunity.)

The Homecoming:

Max: Brian Cox
Lenny: Damian Lewis
Joey: Sam Worthington
Teddy: Tobias Menzies
Ruth: Jennifer Ehle
Sam: Jonathan Pryce

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

The Dark Knight Returns not only acts a great theoretical send off for the character of Batman but also Frank Miller's creative talents as well. The series is right at the endpoint of his work, as though there are the earmarks of his excesses in the artwork and writing, they are kept in proper check. The art works in its style but also in Miller's structure, intentional or not. As he takes on Batman's return first as the original detective, then against his greatest foe, to becoming the symbol against something far greater. The series somehow manages its tone, despite the bits of dated 80's reactionary elements, and it works into this grand operatic tale of Batman. This though again does not fall into his later work by still keeping the humanity of the character intact and the way it gradually builds towards the epic climax. We already know this Batman as man before he becomes this larger than life figure, which was one of the many problems in the abysmal sequel.