Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Last Smackdown Show

The Supporting Actress Smackdown is up! This is an interesting one, with a really wide variety of opinions. (I'm stunned that I'm the one championing Ann-Margaret.) It really was fascinating to watch this set of flicks and I'm delighted by the collective disagreement. (Even if my gal didn't win.)

In case you're wondering, the nominees are:
  • Ann-Margaret in Carnal Knowledge
  • Ellen Burstyn in The Last Picture Show
  • Barbara Harris in Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (trivia fact: the longest title to ever garner an Oscar nomination!)
  • Cloris Leachman in The Last Picture Show
  • Margaret Leighton in The Go-Between
Don't know some of these films? Me neither -- which is why this was such a hoot. Carnal Knowledge features a very young Jack Nicholson who is all kinds of sexy; Who Is Harry... features a younger Dustin Hoffman who is all kinds of not. Check it out.


Matt said...

Geez! I was 14 in 1971 and (apparently) tall enough to manage to get in to see every one of those films but "Go-Between."

Among the cinematically inarticulate but hormnonally active 14-year old males of 1971, I'd guess that Ann Margret would've been the hands down favorite.

Anonymous said...

Ann-Margaret. Patty K