Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Who's The Brunette?

Can you name the woman and her film?


A [Highlight for the answer] Jodie Foster in Nell correctly guessed by csb


B [Highlight for the answer] Christina Ricci in Penelope guessed by Step


C [Highlight for the answer] Anne Bancroft in The Pumpkin Eater correctly guessed by Tim B


D [Highlight for the answer] Joanna Cassidy in Blade Runner guessed by Al


E [Highlight for the answer] Catherine Keener in Synecdoche New York guessed by Lorenzo

26 comments:

al said...

D is Joanna Cassidy in Blade Runner!

I want to say E is Catherine Keener, but I don't know the movie...

verninino said...

Confound it Al!

That is exactly what I was gonna say.

step said...

B is Christina Ricci in Penelope.

Lorenzo said...

Maybe E is Catherine Keener in Synecdoche New York (with Philip Seymour Hoffman)...?

Anonymous said...

Some quick stabs in the dark:

A. Jodie Foster in "Nell"

B. Toni Collette (probably wrong)

C. Anne Bancroft in "The Graduate"

D. Didn't know, but good call from al

E. Catherine Keener in "Synecdoche, NY"

csb

Deborah said...

I think A is Excalibur. I'm sure C is Anne Bancroft, but I don't know the movie.

E is Sandra Bullock, and I think it's Hope Floats.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting a Bancroft vibe from C. (I knew B & E)

Laika said...

A - Jodie Foster in Nell?

C - Anne Bancroft... don't know the movie, but perhaps The Miracle Worker?

Laika said...

Aaaaah! Weird multiple Bancroft posting synchronicity!

Bill_the_Bear said...

I'm sure E is Catherine Keener, and it must be Synechdoche, NY.

I keep thinking that B is Saoirse Ronan in Atonement...but I just don't remember that scene, so I'm probably wrong.

Steve said...

B) Christina Ricci in "Penelope".

JoFo said...

Damn. I finally get one of these and someone beat me to it. E is definitely Keener in Synecdoche New York.

Tim B said...

I was Anon 9.44. I'll go with Bancroft in The Pumpkin Eater since I think it was black and white.

Deivith Coast said...

Is B Emily Watson in Hilary & Jackie and E Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist?

Sure D is Joanna Cassidy in Blade Runner

Deivith Coast said...

Didn´t see the glasses of the E guy that I thought was Willem Dafoe but is Philip S. Hoffman and it really looks like Catherine Keener, it´s Synecdoche NY. And people look very confident in B Ricci. I haven´t seen Penelope, is it good?

A is Nell I love that film! I thought C was going to be a recent movie, it looks like a frame from Control, but the brunette is very Anne Bancroft-ish.

NATHANIEL R said...

well done people well done.

cal roth said...

a) Jodie Foster, Nell
b) No idea
c) Fanke Janssem, Celebrity
d) Not a brunette, but I could bet the girl is Rebecca Romjin-Stamos in Femme Fatale. Or any DePalma Girl.
e) Keener, SNY

NATHANIEL R said...

the answers are now posted.

congrats to Al, Step, Lorenzo, Tim B and CSB.

is this the first time that all correct answers came from different people? Usually one person is too quick for words.

cal roth said...

How great is Jodie Foster in Nell? Oscar number three, IMO.

Kris said...

Fun post. It took me a while for the first one. I haven't seen that movie is years!

NATHANIEL R said...

Kris -- me neither. It almost sucked me back in while looking for this image.

Cal -- It seems like her sincerity -- the character being totally without guile -- is too much for people and the discomfort makes the performance mockable i think for so many people but i remember it as being terrific.

but i can't stand by that first Oscar so i say Jodie only gets two ;)

Volvagia said...

On Foster: Really, Nat? Silence may be a great movie, but Foster wasn't a "Best Performer of the Year" in it. Sarandon would have been a better pick. In '88: I think Close would have been the pick. In '94: Judy Davis in The Ref. It may not be trying to open your tearducts like Foster's Nell, but she's a convincingly written and exquisitely delivered human being. Plus, with Thurman and Wiest on the table, she couldn't take it for Husbands and Wives.

cal roth said...

I think she deserved her two Oscars and I can't see why people complain about Glenn Close losing the Oscar for Dangerous Liaisons and not for Fatal Attraction, since her turn as Alex is far superior. I think she clearly misses the point of Mme. de Merteeill. Too many ironic looks, too many breasts, too many overselling the disdain of the lines. Glenn Close is better when she goes emotion full throttle. When she tries to be bitchy, she becomes a subpar Helen Sinclair. Advice: be carnal, not a diva.

PS: I'd love more people people to see Jeanne Moreau FANTASTIC turn as Mme. de Merteiull. The movie is not as good as Frears', but that's what I call a great actress.

NATHANIEL R said...

cal -- have you seen Annette Bening's Merteuil. VERY different take on the character than Close's but she's fab.

volvagia oh don't get me wrong. i wanted Sarandon to win in 1991. I just mean that it's very hard to gripe about Jodie winning for silence she's utterly captivating in it... but i don't count The Accused among her best work. I think she's better in both Nell and Taxi Driver. Much better.

and P.S. I love Judy Davis in "The Ref" with muchness. much love. love plus love. ;)

cal roth said...

Bening is not my cup of tea (same problems of Close) but she was very inspired in Valmont, understating the evil, making it discreet, but still very charming. Merteill is not a Bette Davis routine, as Close sells it. It's more like a Anne Baxter thing.

Too bad Valmont is a mess. Meg Tilly vs Michelle Pfeiffer? Come on.

Malcolm said...

Only correct with A. Beautiful movie.

I knew Bancroft is C but don't know which movie.