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Performances of Limited Screen Time That Still Have A Jolting Impact


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On 4/10/2020 at 6:14 AM, Bogie56 said:

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Jack Elam as Snaky in Once Upon a Time In the West (1968).   Elam continued a tradition of bit parts in westerns with this Sergio Leone classic but somehow he managed to stand out without saying a word.

another great bit by him, just saw him much younger other day in another episode of GUNSMOKE (l955-75)

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And then there is Gene Hackman in a small cameo role playing the old blind hermit in Young Frankenstein...

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...who in a show of newfound friendship, offers costar Peter Boyle a cigar...

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...that within the course of Hackman's short on-screen appearance, ends up having  the following "jolting impact" upon his new friend...

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(...I'm kind'a surprised no one's mentioned this one yet)

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6 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

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Reba McIntire and Michael Gross as Heather and Burt Gummer in Tremors (1990).

My friend's home is within 300 yards of this location in the Alabama Hills,  near the city of Lone Pine CA.      I have had some fine wine on those very rocks.   (especially that big-one they use the polls to leap around on). 

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Actually, one limited screen time performance that remains a favorite of mine came from this non-actor!  ;)   But then, I've been an "Iceman" fan for years.  ;) 

he's just got a couple scenes in this clip.

 

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Minerva Urecal plays Delia Phillips in The Living Ghost (1933). She has two brief scenes, fairly early in the film, makes quite an impact, and, as I recall, never returns. No explanation. She's just gone.  Nevertheless, in her very few minutes in the film she makes a great impression.

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Minerva Urecal: "I warned you last night young man, but you wouldn't listen. The ascendant spirit has ordained the punishment."

James Dunn: "You said it sister. That which is ordained is ordained."

Minerva: "Truth will burn its mark upon the spirit."

James: "That which is ordained is ordained."

Minerva: "In ascendance will be found complete perfection."

James: "That which is ordained is ordained."

Minerva: "We will talk again, Mr. Trayne."

James: "Yeah man... I mean sister."

Minerva gives the salute depicted in the photo above, then exits, never to return to the film.

 

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On 4/23/2020 at 12:19 PM, Sepiatone said:

Actually, one limited screen time performance that remains a favorite of mine came from this non-actor!  ;)   But then, I've been an "Iceman" fan for years.  ;) 

he's just got a couple scenes in this clip.

 

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Sepiatone, but who do you mean here?

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5 minutes ago, spence said:

Sepiatone, but who do you mean here?

Hard to fathom isn't it, that's the same girl from the brilliant yet incredibally depressing l995 LEAVING LAS VEGAS ($32m.) 4 BIG STARS!

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On 4/22/2020 at 10:15 AM, spence said:

think he died didn't he  was also briefly in THE KING OF COMEDY

To BOGIE56, am I correct is it the same guy? Scorsese actually used him in a few other flix

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8 minutes ago, spence said:

Sepiatone, but who do you mean here?

Sepiatone again, ever see LEAVING LAS VEGAS yet & you forgot VINCENT D O'NOFRIO in an even smaller & transformation role in that cute (**1/2) comedy

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Anyone bring up 2 famous yet small roles that leave a huge impact BEATRICE STRAIGHT in her Oscar inning turn in NETWORK & who will ever forget DUVALL as Col Kilgore in APOCALYPSE NOW

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3 hours ago, spence said:

Sepiatone, but who do you mean here?

:o  Why, the late, great ALBERT COLLINS!   Bluesman supreme who was known as "The Iceman".    maybe a better example-----

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On 4/26/2020 at 6:08 AM, Bogie56 said:

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Illeana Douglas as Loretta 'Lori" Davis in Cape Fear (1991).

I just love Illeana Douglas! She is such a great actor, she's the very definition of  making a huge impact in a teeny role! 

She brings realism & nuance to her role as the Art Teacher in GHOST WORLD:

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Gotta give props to the costumer/hairdresser too. Hilarious!

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3 hours ago, TikiSoo said:

I just love Illeana Douglas! She is such a great actor, she's the very definition of  making a huge impact in a teeny role! 

She brings realism & nuance to her role as the Art Teacher in GHOST WORLD:

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Gotta give props to the costumer/hairdresser too. Hilarious!

And she's great at the film festivals too!

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7 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

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Heather Graham as Brandy aka 'Roller Girl' in Boogie Nights (1997).

I don't think this counts as "limited screen time."  She's at least the fourth most important character in an ensemble movie.  There are Robert Duvalls and there are Beatrice Straights, and she's clearly a Duvall in this movie. 

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