My fellow blogger Andrew has been organizing something special with 1990s performances: he has them fighting eachother for the ultimate title of best of the decade. Click HERE for the blog.
I was invited to write a couple of words about some performances that have reached the second round.
Dianne Wiest for Bullets Over Broadway (competing against Julianne Moore for Boogie Nights)
When I think of great Oscar wins, I think of Dianne Wiest, both for her 1st and for her 2nd. Can anyone really argue with her stunning performance in Bullets Over Broadway?!
Woody might have had his personal trouble with women, but he wrote comedy for them like no other, and Dianne's performance here, helped by incredible dialogue, is a film-lover's dream.
She is funny like no other, her line readings are historical & hysterical, and it's a timeless performance that gets better with each viewing.
How often do you feel like getting up from your chair and shout: "I'm Helen Sinclair!!" Dunno about you, but to me it happens often enough. :) I DO ELECTRA! I DO LADY MACBETH!