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post #76 of 125
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Originally Posted by RJman
Michael Keaton

He's a good choice. I was thinking about him a couple of years ago and wondering why he was never in more films. He was always good in whatever I saw him in. He was definitely the best batman.
post #77 of 125
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Originally Posted by Violinist
Thanks for that wonderful, pat me on the head speech. Now let's join hands.

Back to reality - this is a place where typically the topic at hand gets quite some discussion, there are some intelligent people here and social norms like the one I'm addressing are often discussed. I'm glad you like shit flavoured ice cream, but for me that's not really an interesting topic. When discussing aesthetics, more specifically film, I think fleshing out why Connery is automatically "the best Bond" can be meaningful in determining what people's priorities are in terms of film going. It might sound ludicrous to you, but seeing as the arts and some culture is a major part of my life, these are vital discussions whereas it might be more water cooler type material for you.

Arts? Culture? Vital? Newsflash: James Bond movies are water cooler material...
post #78 of 125
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Originally Posted by Rome
Jeffrey Wright:

Basquait, Ali, Syriana, and every scene including him in Angels in America was fantastic.


Indeed, Jeffrey Wright is brilliant.


I will add off the top of my head:

Stanley Tucci
Alfred Molina

bob
post #79 of 125
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
Stanley Tucci
Alfred Molina

Two good additions. One of my favorite things about Molina is that he played Sapito in Raiders of the Lost Ark (the guy who betrayed Indy in the cave at the beginning of the movie and was subsequently impaled on a booby trap of spears). Molina still says he gets fans approaching him on the street from time to time yelling, "you throw me the idol, I throw you the whip!"
post #80 of 125
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
wallace shawn


Wallace Shawn is a genius. He did the translation for the recent revival of Threepenny Opera. Which, by the way, starred the also underrated Alan Cumming.


There was a fascinating NYTimes article about Shaun and his brother, a composer, a few months (years?) back. They wrote recently an opera together I believe.

bob
post #81 of 125
How about women? I've seen Kate Winslett mentioned but that is it.

I'd add BeBe Neuwirth (Tony for Chicago, many brilliant years as Lilith on Cheers and Frasier). Not sure if I spelled any of those names right.

Lately it seems that Helena Bonham Carter has been forgotten. I think she's excellent.

Finally how about...almost any actress over the age of 40 that doesn't look like the Desperate Housewifes crew?

bob
post #82 of 125
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
How about women? I've seen Kate Winslett mentioned but that is it.

I'd add BeBe Neuwirth (Tony for Chicago, many brilliant years as Lilith on Cheers and Frasier). Not sure if I spelled any of those names right.

Lately it seems that Helena Bonham Carter has been forgotten. I think she's excellent.

Finally how about...almost any actress over the age of 40 that doesn't look like the Desperate Housewifes crew?

bob

second Winslett and Neuwirth. haven't seen too many movies with Carter. in a similar vein, Emma Thompson. also love Joan Cusack.

-Jeff
post #83 of 125
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Originally Posted by romafan
Arts? Culture? Vital? Newsflash: James Bond movies are water cooler material...

I'm quite aware, but anyone who ignores popular forms of culture is quite ignorant. Also, James Bond is usually the topic of a bit more conversation than other films in this genre, obviously because it has hit a cultural nerve. That's why I like to get to the bottom of this whole Connery obsession. Get to the bottom of that, and you begin to understand what makes the average movie going mind tick, and it can make you understand your own biases and notions.

I used to think in narrow terms such as yourself, then I took a course in university about pop music. It's amazing how much scholarly work has been done in analyzing why certain things got big.
post #84 of 125
A few more:
John Turturro
Ewan McGregor
Paul Giamatti(maybe not so underated after Sideways)
post #85 of 125
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Originally Posted by benecios
A few more:
John Turturro
Ewan McGregor
Paul Giamatti(maybe not so underated after Sideways)

Good call on Giamatti. Somehow all I can think of though is him doing Cinderella Man, and nothing else.
post #86 of 125
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Originally Posted by Violinist
Good call on Giamatti. Somehow all I can think of though is him doing Cinderella Man, and nothing else.

I can only think of him as Pig Virus in the Howard Stern movie!
post #87 of 125
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Originally Posted by Violinist
I'm quite aware, but anyone who ignores popular forms of culture is quite ignorant. Also, James Bond is usually the topic of a bit more conversation than other films in this genre, obviously because it has hit a cultural nerve. That's why I like to get to the bottom of this whole Connery obsession. Get to the bottom of that, and you begin to understand what makes the average movie going mind tick, and it can make you understand your own biases and notions.

I used to think in narrow terms such as yourself, then I took a course in university about pop music. It's amazing how much scholarly work has been done in analyzing why certain things got big.

The average movie going mind? Now who's thinking in narrow terms?!
post #88 of 125
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Originally Posted by romafan
The average movie going mind? Now who's thinking in narrow terms?!

post #89 of 125
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Originally Posted by romafan
The average movie going mind? Now who's thinking in narrow terms?!

i think you misunderstood what he was saying...
post #90 of 125
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
Wallace Shawn is a genius. He did the translation for the recent revival of Threepenny Opera. Which, by the way, starred the also underrated Alan Cumming.


There was a fascinating NYTimes article about Shaun and his brother, a composer, a few months (years?) back. They wrote recently an opera together I believe.

bob
+1 on wallace shawn
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