Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Essential Performances of the ‘90s Tournament: Quarter Finals, Showdown 3

Apparently the quarter finals is giving everyone hell in deciding who to vote for. This was the most difficult match-up for me to decide on, but eventually I went for the performance which moved me more. The two other open polls for the Quarter Finals are open HERE and HERE and need your votes.

The full bracket is HERE and if you’re new to the showdown, background on its genesis is HERE.

Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) as Hannibal Lecter 
"Well, Clarice - have the lambs stopped screaming?"
Anthony Hopkins described his voice for Hannibal Lecter as, "a combination of Truman Capote and Katharine Hepburn."

Susan Sarandon in Thelma and Louise (1991) as Louise Sawyer
"In the future, when a woman is crying like that, she isn't having any fun."
 Ridley Scott is very receptive to ideas from cast and crew members on his films, and used many suggestions from Susan Sarandon during production. Some ideas of Sarandon's that made the final cut of the film: the visual of Louise packing her shoes in plastic bags while prepping for the lady's weekend getaway in the mountains; the scene where Louise exchanges her jewelry for the old man's hat; and the scene where Louise stops the car in the desert at night and takes a personal moment looking at the stars while Thelma sleeps in the car. That last scene idea took half the night to light.

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