Sunday, January 18, 2009

They Weren't Cold in Anyone's Shadow

Please accept my apologies, Lulu et al., for not having any of this together in time for the Supporting Actress Blog-a-thon earlier in the month.

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Blogger tim r said...

Cracking lists as ever. I completely share your enthusiasm for Brolin, Striesow (yay!) and Irwin, and you're really onto something with the Demme-ishness of that character. He's so anxious to be as nice as possible.

Quite surprised with the Downey pick, though I suppose I agree that being at all funny in Tropic Thunder was quite an achievement.

I'll do my own lists soon, maybe.

1:45 PM, January 18, 2009  
Blogger Calum Reed said...

Striesow reminds me a lot of someone I went out with. He's really dream-like but not really in a romantic way.

It's a weird one. I like Yella a lot but I did constantly find it hard to buy the post-crash story as genuine, which proves right I suppose. He's definitely responsible for this in part, since he feels so distant and inpenetrable despite him being the love interest/partner. But I imagine that's exactly what he was asked to be.

2:39 PM, January 18, 2009  
Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

the write up on Irwin is pretty insightful and after all the time i've spent thinking about this movie you still find something to say about it that i hadn't thought of.


so glad we agree on this one -- even if i love it even more ;)

7:51 PM, January 18, 2009  
Blogger Guy Lodge said...

What an inspired Supporting Actress list ... and bravo for singling out Rachel.

To be honest, I could almost fill this ballot with the ladies of "Synecdoche, New York." You can't go wrong picking anyone from that cast, though I'd probably lean more towards Samantha Morton, followed by Michelle Williams, than Wiest.

8:55 PM, January 18, 2009  
Blogger Guy Lodge said...

By Rachel, I mean Rachel Regulier, not Rosemarie DeWitt ... though the latter lady remains easily my favourite thing about "Rachel Getting Married."

8:57 PM, January 18, 2009  
Blogger Sam Brooks said...

A huge yay for Lena Olin as a finalist. I was so excited to see her in something decent since, well, Alias (circa 2002) and had no idea she was even in the movie until the trailer.

In a world where Revolutionary Road doesn't exist, Olin would have a decent chance at a nomination. But, she's seriously great in the movie and a highly underrated actress in general.

Has everybody forgotten The Unbearable Lightness of Being?

9:14 PM, January 19, 2009  

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