Monday, May 10, 2010

Best Actress 1974: The resolution!

5. Diahaan Carol in Claudine

Diahaan Carol gives a very strong performance that is far and away the best thing about the film. She's always real and she and James Earl Jones have beautiful chemistry.

4. Valerie Perrine in Lenny

Valerie Perrine is the emotional heart of Lenny, giving a beautiful, very intimate performance that is an essential asset to the film.

3. Faye Dunaway in Chinatown:

Faye Dunaway gives a fascinating, deeply layered performance which shows how much talent she has (And how much talent she's wasting! Come back to film!)

2. Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore:

Ellen Burstyn's portrayal of Alice is natural and simply terrific. She makes us love her character and Burstyn is always fun to watch.

1. Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under The Influence:

Gena Rowlands never goes too over the top, but gives a devastating performance that is convincing and believable 100 %.


Robert said...

Oh my what a strong year!!! I haven't seen any of these films, I need to right away.

joe burns said...

Yes, it was a GREAT year! See Chinatown first!

Sage Slowdive said...

Nice pick :)

I'm glad all the women got great grades too.

joe burns said...

Thanks! It'll be interesting to see how our thoughts and ratings will compare when you do this year.

Fritz said...

I also want to see more of the nominees from this year. Sounds great (even though we disagree on Burstyn). Great work!

Louis Morgan said...

Great rating Joe, A very strong year.

joe burns said...

Fritz: Thanks! You should do this year soon.

Louis Morgan: Thanks!