Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Essential Performances of the 90s, Round 2: Reminder


Hello all. On Wednesday Essential Performances of the 90s: Tournament will begin again, moving on to the showdowns between the performances qualified for round 2. At the moment there are still eight polls open for you to decide on (HERE). The Frances McDormand / Denzel Washington one was very close until mid afternoon yesterday and the Nicole Kidman / Sean Penn match-up continues to be a nail-biter.

Just a reminder, when round 2 begins I'm inviting all you bloggers to help me celebrate the qualified performances by defending any round 2 performance which you love very much. Post the your defence (a single line, a paragraph, an essay) on your blog and send me the link and I'll included on the post with the match-ups. 24 performances have made it through to Round 2 already (the bracket HERE), and the schedule is as such:

WEDNESDAY 22
Morning
Jodie Foster The Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkins The Remains of the Day (poll up HERE)
Afternoon
Julianne Moore Safe
Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas (poll up HERE)
THURSDAY 23
Morning
Annette Bening American Beauty
Jeff Bridges The Big Lebowski (poll up HERE)
Afternoon
Homayon Ershadi Taste of Cherry
Joe Pesci Goodfellas (poll up HERE)

FRIDAY 24
Morning
Samuel Jackson Pulp Fiction
Daniel Day Lewis In the Name of the Father (poll up HERE)

Afternoon
Ed Norton American History X
Emma Thompson Howards End (poll up HERE)

SATURDAY 25
Morning
Kevin Spacey The Usual Suspects
Geena Davis Thelma and Louise (poll up HERE)

Afternoon
Brad Pitt Fight Club
Cate Blanchett Elizabeth (poll up HERE)

SUNDAY 26
Morning
Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs
Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters (poll up HERE)

Afternoon
Anna Paquin The Piano
Kate Winslet Sense and Sensibility

MONDAY 27
Morning
 

Tom Cruise Magnolia
Susan Sarandon Thelma and Louise

Afternoon
Leonardo DiCaprio What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction


TUESDAY 28
Morning
Julianne Moore Boogie Nights
Dianne Wiest Bullets Over Broadway 

Afternoon
Frances McDormand Fargo
Emily Watson Breaking the Waves


WEDNESDAY 29
Morning
Holly Hunter The Piano 
Nicole Kidman To Die For


Afternoon 
Juliette Binoche Three Colors: Blue
Ralph Fiennes Schindler's List
  
 You're free to defend as many performances as you wish, the only caveat is you can't defend two performances going up against each other. So, help me celebrate good cinematic performances of the nineties (a decade we don't talk about nearly as much as I think we ought) and if you've not voted as yet. Please do.

If you’re now joining us the background for this project is HERE.
          
Any round 2 performers you're steadily rooting for?

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