The complete bracket is HERE.
Information on the rules is HERE.
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These following polls will close on Thursday night.
(Note: It seems I may be confusing some of you when I write moderator at the beginning of the battles, so let me explain. I didn't write all these blurbs, so I invited some great bloggers to help me defend the, - see rules above - each pair of performances gets a blogger to defend them. Hence the term moderator.)
GAME ELEVEN: Edward Norton in American History X VS Alicia Silverstone in Clueless
Moderator: Nick of Cinema Romantico
Seed 5: Edward Norton in American History X (1998) as Eric Vinyard
No actor of my generation has more willingly and skillfully gone Method than Edward Norton, and Norton has never more ably and bravely dived into a role the way he did as a neo-Nazi skinhead in the unsettling American History X. Admittedly the film has issues with the narrative, specifically in the way it makes critical character developments emerge in such simplistic and on the nose ways. Even so, Norton embodies each side of the character, as it flashes forward and back, entirely. He is so frightening as a speechifying hate-filled hurricane and yet so reasonable in his arguments he makes it to plain to see how anyone of a weak mind could so easily be swayed. On the flip side, he earns a strange amount of sympathy as someone who comes around to see the error of his ways while also rightfully awaiting his inevitable comeuppance. Above all, though, he conveys how an impressionable person faced with an unthinkable situation, such as a parent's death, can quickly slip off the rails and grasp onto the wrong thing out of desperation.
Seed 12: Alicia Silverstone in Clueless (1995) as Cher Horowitz
GAME TWELVE: Emma Thompson in Howards End VS Ian Holm in The Sweet Hereafter
Moderator: Andrew (Me)
Seed 4: Emma Thompson in Howards End (1992) as Margaret Schlegel
Seed 13: Ian Holm in The Sweet Hereafter (1997) as Mitchell Stevens
Two polls close tomorrow, have you gotten your votes in? Which of these four performances are you backing?