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#21 LawrenceA

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:37 AM

Are there any leads in Radio Days?

 

I'm of the mind that some movies don't have any leads, heavily ensemble films like NashvilleShort Cuts, etc.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:30 AM

What about the female leads in Ishtar and Wings of Desire?  I'm inclined to think lead/supporting and supporting.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:04 AM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 1987 …

IMO Faye Dunaway is the lead actress in Barfly.

Richard Dreyfuss and Danny DeVito are co-leads in Tin Men.

Albert Brooks is supporting in Broadcast News.

Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon are all leads in The Witches of Eastwick.



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:46 AM

I was planning to put Isabella Rosselini in the supporting category for Blue Velvet. I see Laura Dern as the female lead. Rosselini doesn't have that much screen time.



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

What about Down by Law?

 

I have Roberto Benigni as supporting.  Probably Waits too though I don't have him listed.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

Wil Wheaton is the only lead for me.

 

I can't really disagree. The whole story is told from his perspective. I wasn't sure since the other 3 kids have almost as much screentime.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:28 PM

What about Stand by Me?

Wil Wheaton is the only lead for me.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:08 PM

What about Down by Law?

 

I guess Waits, Lurie and Benigni are all leads. 


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

What about Down by Law?



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

What about Stand by Me?

 

I was wondering about that one, too. Wil Wheaton is definitely a lead. I would say Phoenix, probably, too. I would even accept Feldman and O'Connell as leads.

 

It's not as much of an issue for me, though, because I don't put kids in the main categories. If they get their own special category, that's enough for me. I feel the same way with the Oscars and animated films. If they get their own category, they shouldn't be included with the Best Picture category, too.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:45 PM

What about Stand by Me?



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:31 PM

In 1986 I have Linda Kozlowski as the lead actress in Crocodile Dundee.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:40 PM

I have Michael Caine as supporting in Mona Lisa and Hoskins as lead. Correct?


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:33 PM

Emmanuelle Béart isn't in Jean de Florette, but I'll follow you for the rest.

 

Another good catch.  No wonder she didn't make my list for that film.  Wish I could say I was just testing you on that one. :lol:


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:31 PM

Emmanuelle Béart isn't in Jean de Florette, but I'll follow you for the rest.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:35 AM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 1986 …

Emmanuelle Beart, Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil are the leads in Manon of the Spring.  Yves Montand is supporting.

Emmanuelle Beart, Yes Montand and Daniel Auteuil are the leads in Manon of the Spring.

 

Thanks Cora.  I actually had the same title twice.  It should read ...

Emmanuelle Beart, Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil are the leads in Jean de Florette.  Yves Montand is supporting.

Emmanuelle Beart, Yes Montand and Daniel Auteuil are the leads in Manon of the Spring.

So we still differ.  I see Auteuil as a lead in both.  Montand has a much bigger part in Manon.  He picks up the slack when Depardieu disappears.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:32 AM

Emmanuelle Beart, Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil are the leads in Manon of the Spring.  Yves Montand is supporting.

Emmanuelle Beart, Yes Montand and Daniel Auteuil are the leads in Manon of the Spring.

You've got these mixed up. My plan was:

Jean de Florette: Depardieu and Montand are leading. Auteuil is supporting.

Manon of the Spring: Béart and Montand are leading. Auteuil is supporting.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:25 PM

Would you say that Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald are the leads for The Breakfast Club?

 

I'm not sure. I would definitely include Anthony Michael Hall as a lead. The argument could be made that all five kids are leads, even though I put Sheedy in supporting for my list.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:49 PM

Would you say that Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald are the leads for The Breakfast Club?



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:35 PM

Leading vs. Supporting Categories in 1986 …

IMO Charlie Sheen is the sole lead in Platoon.  

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow are the leads in Hannah and Her Sisters.

Paul Newman and Tom Cruise are the sole leads in The Color of Money.  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is supporting.

Emmanuelle Beart, Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil are the leads in Manon of the Spring.  Yves Montand is supporting.

Emmanuelle Beart, Yes Montand and Daniel Auteuil are the leads in Manon of the Spring.

Nicolas Cage is the male lead in Peggy Sue Got Married.

Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb are the two leads in Sid and Nancy.

Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek and Jessica Lange are leads in Crimes of the Heart.  Tess Harper is supporting.

Sean Penn and Christopher Walken are co leads in At Close Range.

Cathy Tyson is the lead actress in Mona Lisa.






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