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February 22, 2020 at 5:45 pm #1203356965
I think she gives her best performance in “Dark Victory“. Do you agree? Post your top three.
https://letterboxd.com/cherry123/February 22, 2020 at 8:45 pm #1203357147
1. All About Eve – Margo Channing is her most iconic role and the film is her absolute best.
2. Now, Voyager – Melodramatic perfection!
3. The Little Foxes – Her Regina is Icy Brilliance!
4. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? – Baby Jane Hudson! She transcends genre and expectations in one of her final great performances.
5. Dark Victory – Amazing performance that elevates a mediocre film.February 22, 2020 at 9:24 pm #1203357169
1. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? She was on another level in that film, even for her she somehow managed to top herself with this assured brilliant psychotic performance, it’s a shame that towards the end she wasn’t given prominent roles because who knows what else she was capable of in her late career. Untouchable brilliance
2. All About Eve. What another iconic performance shes chewed ever look, every nuance, ever word, every emotion. She was just unreal her
3. Bondage. I can understand why the academy allowed write in votes for that years Oscar’s after shale was wrongly snubbed and should have won for this role. What a monstrous performance in the best possible way
She easily should have been the first person to win 4 Oscars if I had my way I would have rewarded her for Bondage, All About Eve, Little Foxes and obviously What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?February 22, 2020 at 10:54 pm #1203357184
All About Eve…..what a year with her and Gloria Swanson nominated (Sunset Boulevard)….either Bette or Gloria should have won! Two of the best performances ever!February 22, 2020 at 11:37 pm #1203357192
In retrospect I probably should have put The Little Foxes higher.February 23, 2020 at 6:40 am #1203357301
1. “All About Eve” (1950): Unassailable.
2. “Now, Voyager” (1942): Most transformative performance.
3. “The Little Foxes” (1941): Villainous star turn.
Both of Davis’s Oscar wins wouldn’t make my top ten.February 23, 2020 at 11:12 am #1203357592
In a perfect world, Davis & Swanson would have been the only best actress tie.
All About Eve…..what a year with her and Gloria Swanson nominated (Sunset Boulevard)….either Bette or Gloria should have won! Two of the best performances ever!
They both lost precisely because they were both in the running, appealing to similar crowd while Judy Holliday was a new face in a film liked well enough.
Among what I saw:
1. All About Eve
2. Dark Victory
3. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
4. The Letter
5. The Little Foxes
Honorable mention of her silent moments in “Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte”, especially the very ending.February 23, 2020 at 12:14 pm #1203357696
It’s incredible how one of the best actress of cinema’s history got fucked over by the Academy. The fact she won only two is a crime and that these wins were for far inferior performances in her carrer is really beyond me…
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