8.05.2008

To Dos Day

___ Item 1: HAPPINESS IS...
Two Fat Ladies on DVD.

___ Item 2: CAR CALAMITY.
Don't miss the festivities over at Final Girl's Film Club in which the intrepid Film Clubbers took on "a car made of evil" in 1977's The Car.
My post is rife with 70s hotness (and camporama randomness) but there's something for everyone, I'm sure. I suspect the same will prove true in the upcoming Musical of the Month adventure over at The Film Experience. Prepare your "calamitous" posts now...

___ Item 3: BEHOLD.
A glimpse of Cindy's future, perhaps? (site possibly NSFW) And, while we're at it, how 'bout this glimpse of John's past? (site definitely NSFW)

___ Item 4: PETULA + PEGGY = ?
I'm not yet sure what the hell's happening here, but this melange of two of my favorite songs and (one of my favorite singers -- sorry, Pet) is entrancing.

___ Item 5: DESPAIR, IN MINIATURE.
I keep thinking about the art of Thomas Doyle. Haunting, hilarious, horrifying. Just my style. So. FYI.
(via Christian's fierce bf - OMG, BTW)

___ Item 6: VOTING FOR SEPTEMBER.
For the next two months, I'll be running the voting for each month of Supporting Actress Sundays a little differently. First, for October, I'll invite you, lovely reader, to select among those rosters that include at least one "horror" performance among the nominees (1956, 1960, 1968, 1973, 1976 -- did I miss any?). But for September, I've decided -- rather than keep things simply chronological -- I'd like to have y'all choose among some really great fields and I'd like to assemble the list of voting options from your suggestions. So, I ask you: which year's nominees would be YOUR "nominee" for this special round of voting? Any year not yet reviewed by Supporting Actress Sundays is eligible. (See the SAS Archive for reference.) Make your case for your favorite fields in comments...

Have at it, lovelies...

10 comments:

whip-smart said...

I love 1969 and would be thrilled to see it FINALLY happen!

I made a list of "horror" performances in this category:
MAY WHITTY in NIGHT MUST FALL
ANGELA LANSBURY in THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
ETHEL BARRYMORE in THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE
EILEEN HECKART in THE BAD SEED
PATTY MCCORMACK in THE BAD SEED
JANET LEIGH in PSYCHO
AGNES MOOREHEAD in HUSH... HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE
RUTH GORDON in ROSEMARY'S BABY
LINDA BLAIR in THE EXORCIST
PIPER LAURIE in CARRIE
ANNE ARCHER in FATAL ATTRACTION
JULIETTE LEWIS in CAPE FEAR

So... that's:
1937
1945
1946
1956
1960
1964
1968
1973
1976
1987
1991

Dame James Henry said...

I have been dying to see 1952 profiled ever since I read the first Smackdown: Jean Hagen in the greatest performance nominated in this category, the lovely and underrated Collete Marchand, Thelma Ritter as the antidote to Susan Hayward's most mannered performance plus Gloria Grahame and Terry Moore. I would LOVE to see this one profiled.

StinkyLulu said...

Thanks for the interesting list, whip-smart. (Especially for the catch of Hush...Hush.)

I'm interested that I don't necessarily think of Fatal Attraction or Cape Fear as horror, more as thrillers, what with the absence of the supernatural and all. But I realize, by the same criteria, Psycho might not qualify as horror. Which I definitely think it is...

Interesting conundrum.

Alex in Movieland said...

I would have to go with a more recent year:
2005
- you have Catherine Keener as the 'silent conscience' of Capote (this one would be quite divisive); Michelle Williams in the Brokeback Mountain 'Jack Twist, Jack Nasty' scene :P ; Rachel Weisz, a very natural co-lead in Constant Gardener; Frances McDormand AND obvisously the sweetheart, the revelation Amy Adams in Junebug.

And a year from the golden age:
1959
it has Thelma Ritter in Pillow Talk; Hermione Baddeley with THE SHORTEST SCREENTIME in this category's history :), Shelley Winters + 2 ladies from Imitation of Life (a film surprisingly different from Pinky).

whip-smart said...

1969 is my one true love, but can I also shout out for 1937, 1951, 1984 and 1992?

1969 has possibly the best performance ever nominated in this category (or, at least, one of them) - Catherine Burns in "Last Summer". It has the anxious flightiness of Susannah York in "They Shoot Horses Don't They?" and the brilliant Dyan Cannon in "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice", providing emotional mooring for that hilarious film. Sylvia Miles's funny and sad one-scene role in "Midnight Cowboy" and Goldie Hawn's movie debut in "Cactus Flower"

1937 has May Whitty and Claire Trevor.
1951 has Thelma Ritter's second-best nominated performance.
1984 has Peggy Ashcroft.
1992 has Miranda Richardson and a chance to dissect Marisa Tomei's win.

But 1969 all the way! Burns Burns Burns Burns Burns Burns

Brooke Cloudbuster said...

I second the mention of 1992. One of the more interesting years of the competition, I think. Especially with the polarizing Tomei performance up against four other turns which I've heard varying bits of acclaim for.

I'd like to put 2001 up there as well, though. Another win that would be very interesting to get opinions on; Tomei again; and three other performances which are completely different in almost every way.

Oh! Oh! And 1994, just to see whether anybody thinks that Diane Wiest didn't deserve her second Oscar. Hint: She totally did.

Before this month, 1966 would've been my choice. So yay for that.

Alex in Movieland said...

1992 was also in my top 5 choices.

I love that trivia about it: Jack Palance, who was drunk, allegedly read the name of the 5th nominee, Marisa Tomei, as the winner :P Allegedly.

But seriously now: could Judy Davis NOT win 1992?? :)

whip-smart said...

Yes, because Marisa Tomei is win and her performance that year is utterly awesome.

I haven't seen Richardson and I'm psyched for it, haven't seen Redgrave either. Hated Plowright and saw Davis a long time ago but liked it/didn't love it.

Ortzi said...

1992 and 1993 all the way.

Alex in Movieland said...

I remember seing Marisa's win as outrageous. But that was long time ago.

Miranda Richardson was ok, with a fabulous unexpected turn/scene towards the end. Redgrave (from what I can remember) was calm & balanced in the BEST James Ivory film. Yes, nothing interesting about Plowright; Judy Davis was excellent.