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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Brad Porter, May 23, 2006.
Cary Grant was better in Notorious
Trying to avoid the obvious ties to Hitch and Casablanca, I'll say that Louis Calhern turns in a stronger performance in The Asphalt Jungle.
John Huston made a better film with The Maltese Falcon
And Peter Lorre was better in M.
I Love M, but Fritz Lang had already wowed the world with his Metropolis
I could go a couple of ways here....
To avoid a 3rd Lang film in a row...Karl Freund's cinematographic skill was best demonstrated in his collaboration with F.W. Murnau - Herr Tartuff
Actually I think Karl Freund did his best and most important work on I Love Lucy (which probably doesn't count as a valid result).
I love Lucy sounds like it could be a cool porno, but not nears as cool as Leave it to Beaver.
Steering things back on course
Barbara Billingsly is a hell of a lot funnier in Airplane than she ever was in Leave it to Beaver.
Just to go somewhere different, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was enjoyable as Murdock, but he was iconic as Hakim in Game of Death
ps look back at the trail of movies this thread has seen. pretty interesting pattern
And Collen Camp got her turn to be an icon as Miss May in Apocalypse Now
As tempted as I am to observe that Wagner is better at Bayreuth, I’ll confine my comment that Marlon Brando was far, far better in Last Tango in Paris
Brando was far far better in The Godfather.
As much as I enjoyed Last Tango in Paris,, I think the extended cut of The Last Emperor is a more impressive Bertolucci film.
As legendary as Gordon Willis' work on The Godfather is, I've always been more impressed with the photography in Manhattan.
Manhattan is the greatest film ever made ,but Diane Keaton is more iconic (seems to be the word du jour) in Annie Hall.
Personally, I quite enjoyed Michael Murphy's performance in the cult film Strange Behavior
Maybe, but Louise Fletcher was never better than in Once Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Jack Nicholson was far better in Chinatown
I like Jerry Goldsmith's score from Planet of the Apes (1968) more than the his work in Chinatown.
Jack Nicholson is great in Chinatown but I can't help but grin at his performance as the Joker in Batman.