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Classic movie performances

Man-is-good
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12/29/2012 6:07:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
There comes a time when an actor assumes his character, becoming whom he wishes to portray and imbuing it, with every flicker, every gaze, every subtle motion, a new dimension of meaning. :)

I suppose we can offer our own lists of favorite movie performances. These lists do not have to be definite, and you can alter them at any time, so they are all dynamic--the spur of a moment, but certainly mutable.

I'll start.

1. "Erik"-The Phantom of the Opera 1925. Lon Chaney Sr.
2. "John Ryder"-The Hitcher, 1986. Rutger Hauer
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12/30/2012 7:39:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Robert Walker as Bruno Anthony on Strangers on a Train (1951)
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12/30/2012 7:56:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
3. "HE"--He Who Gets Slapped, 1924. Lon Chaney Sr.
4. "The Tramp"--City Lights, 1931. Charlie Chaplin.
5. "Gwynplaine"--The Man Who Laughs, 1928-Conrad Veidt.

Those who are forced to undergo renunciation, and simulate it perfectly, even under the lenses of an artificial film, are those that which I inaugurate here, my good men. :)
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau