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Film Discussion => In Front of the Camera => Topic started by: polkablues on January 24, 2003, 02:41:14 PM

Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: polkablues on January 24, 2003, 02:41:14 PM
Best actress of her generation?

Discuss.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: ębrad on January 25, 2003, 07:22:11 AM
what generation is she in again?
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 25, 2003, 11:39:38 AM
Great in Requiem, good in Dark City, ok in Pollock, mediocre in A Beautiful Mind. Haven't seen Waking the Dead (sorry).
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: MacGuffin on January 25, 2003, 03:05:44 PM
Quote from: mogwai
Dude, you totally forgot "Labyrinth".


Dude, you also totally forgot "Once Upon A Time In America."  :wink:
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 25, 2003, 08:01:56 PM
When did talk come up of her being the best? I thought she was the cutest maybe.........

~rougerum
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: polkablues on January 28, 2003, 06:16:11 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
When did talk come up of her being the best?


When I said so.   8)

It sounds like none of you people have seen "Waking the Dead" or "Inventing the Abbots", so I suggest you hop to it.  My intense admiration for her acting ability comes mainly from those films and "Requiem".  And she is the cutest, too.  So she's got that going for her.[/b]
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 28, 2003, 09:57:42 PM
Well, then I advertise the question:

"Is Samantha Morton the best actress of her generation?"

Sweet and Lowdown, Jesus' Son and Minority Report all feature great performances by her that have set the bar for acting by a female for today, in my humble *laughs* opinion.

Also, who could forget her in the pretentious music video for U2's "Electrical Storm" where she was able to act with the drummer, who pretended to be an actor and summed up the experience by saying, "She was yelling at me really loud." She just happened to be the only watchable thing for in that video.

~rougerum
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: life_boy on January 29, 2003, 04:33:10 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: mogwai
Dude, you totally forgot "Labyrinth".


Dude, you also totally forgot "Once Upon A Time In America."  :wink:


What about The Rocketeer?

I loved her in Requiem.  It disappoints me that all the attention she recieved was for her performance in A Beautiful Mind which hasn't got shit on Requiem for a Dream either in movie terms or in terms of her performance (in my opinion).  It would be nice to see her pick up some more great roles.

I do appreciate her taking the path of doing more 'serious' films rather than the shitty 'teen comedy' path she could have easily gone down (being as beautiful as she is).
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: polkablues on January 29, 2003, 06:32:37 PM
I'm going to revise my original statement.  Rather than calling her the best actress of her generation, maybe it's safer to say "best actress at her level of attractiveness."

I would fight to the death to make the point that there is no actress who is as attractive and as good an actress as Jennifer Connelly.

Well, maybe not to the death, but at least until somebody hurts their eye.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 30, 2003, 10:38:07 AM
Quote from: polkablues
I would fight to the death to make the point that there is no actress who is as attractive and as good an actress as Jennifer Connelly.


Naomi Watts.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: polkablues on January 30, 2003, 02:35:41 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Naomi Watts.


Equally hot.  Granted.  Not quite as good an actress, though.  Seriously, go see "Waking the Dead".

Good call, regardless.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 30, 2003, 03:09:56 PM
Naomi Watts is way hotter
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: bonanzataz on January 30, 2003, 03:29:09 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Naomi Watts is way hotter


no way.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: polkablues on January 31, 2003, 06:41:02 PM
Let's just say I wouldn't turn either one away.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Tommy Both on February 13, 2003, 01:49:38 PM
two words:

THE
HULK
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: polkablues on February 13, 2003, 02:27:00 PM
Quote from: tommy_both
two words:

THE
HULK


Ow, hitting below the belt... A girl's gotta make a living.  And remember, she signed on to the damn thing BEFORE she won the Oscar.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: RegularKarate on February 13, 2003, 04:34:25 PM
Also... big fucking deal, the Hulk...

It's a chance to work with fucking Ang Lee.  Same reason Tim Roth turned down Harry Potter for Planet of the Apes... so he could work with Burton.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Pedro on February 19, 2003, 08:35:39 AM
Quote from: bonanzataz
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Naomi Watts is way hotter


no way.


Ya damn right!!! :-D
But...Naomi Watts is SUPER hott.  But Jennifer Connely is FUCKING GORGEOUS.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Xixax on February 19, 2003, 08:41:38 AM
Quote from: bonanzataz
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Naomi Watts is way hotter


no way.

way.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: SHAFTR on April 21, 2003, 11:04:02 AM
Quote

bonanzataz wrote:
Duck Sauce wrote:
Naomi Watts is way hotter


no way.

way.


Way.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Pubrick on April 21, 2003, 12:41:33 PM
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Quote

bonanzataz wrote:
Duck Sauce wrote:
Naomi Watts is way hotter


no way.

way.


Way.

biggest delayed reaction ever.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Finn on October 27, 2003, 06:17:07 PM
I can see her and Tom Cruise together in the same movie. They'd have a lot of chemistry together.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: MacGuffin on May 09, 2005, 02:38:12 PM
Lady Finds MACBETH
Source: FilmStew.com

Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, who recently signed on to star with Kate Winslet in Todd Field's Little Children, will now be a part of the Todd Louiso adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Philip Seymour Hoffman is also set to star in the project, which will begin shooting at the end of the year.

Antidote Films, a New York-based production house, will be producing the film, with the company's Jeffrey Levy-Hinte producing with Mary Jane Skalski. Angus Finney of Renaissance Films will be the executive producer. Renaissance will handle worldwide sales.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Gamblour. on May 09, 2005, 04:21:42 PM
Whoa, wait....PSH is MacBeth? Or just another character?
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: meatball on May 09, 2005, 04:36:37 PM
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Whoa, wait....PSH is MacBeth?


He could pull it off.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Gamblour. on May 09, 2005, 07:28:32 PM
I would laugh, sorry, especially if it's a straight-up adaptation.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: meatball on May 09, 2005, 07:51:45 PM
Quote from: Gamblor Posts Drunk
I would laugh, sorry, especially if it's a straight-up adaptation.


Why? Is it because he's portly? MacBeth can't be portly?
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Gamblour. on May 09, 2005, 11:37:11 PM
It's not that I don't believe he can't portray MacBeth and his rise and fall properly, I think PSH is a great actor. MacBeth has to be able to fight MacDuff, he has to be stately, he just doesn't look like the part.

And yes, he'd have to lose some weight to pull it off. I love PSH, but it all sounds strange, and besides, MacGuffin has not even replied back yet. And this is the JC thread.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 10, 2005, 02:26:57 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: SHAFTR
Quote

bonanzataz wrote:
Duck Sauce wrote:
Naomi Watts is way hotter


no way.

way.


Way.

biggest delayed reaction ever.


Way.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Stefen on May 10, 2005, 04:21:03 PM
You guys remember when Jennifer Connely looked healthy? Man, she was gorgeous back then.
Title: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: grand theft sparrow on May 13, 2005, 12:08:20 PM
Quote from: Gamblor Posts Drunk
It's not that I don't believe he can't portray MacBeth and his rise and fall properly, I think PSH is a great actor. MacBeth has to be able to fight MacDuff, he has to be stately, he just doesn't look like the part.

And yes, he'd have to lose some weight to pull it off. I love PSH, but it all sounds strange, and besides, MacGuffin has not even replied back yet. And this is the JC thread.


Bear in mind that Todd Louiso directed "The 15 Minute Hamlet" (also starring PSH) which was pretty amusing, so that could be what they're going for, that kind of faithful in spirit but tongue-in-cheek in execution type of film.
Title: Re: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Reelist on May 01, 2012, 08:56:03 PM
No talk of the Jennifer Connelly on a pier phenomenon?

Dark City
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7045/darkcity.png)

Requiem for a Dream
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9195/requiemforadream.png)

House of Sand and Fog
(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/9958/houseofsandandfog.png)


All of the directors claim it was a coincidence, how could that be? One must've seen Dark City and then the other saw Requiem for a Dream. I mean, I know you guys are aware of it, but...discuss
Title: Re: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: matt35mm on May 01, 2012, 09:23:10 PM
The answer is sex.

It's all about dat ass, and a pier ain't nothin' but a wooden land boner extended into the waters.
Title: Re: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 01, 2012, 09:42:27 PM
I think the Dark City pier was a coincidence, because it was in the script, and the writer hadn't seen Requiem. That's right, isn't it? I remember that from something. It's a good story.
Title: Re: Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Pubrick on May 01, 2012, 10:25:58 PM
I'm sure it was pointed out ten years ago when that all happened.

I think Dark City was a reference to La Jetee, Requiem could also be an homage to that since he randomly ripped from all kinds of films (Kurosawa, perfect blue, mean streets), and house of fog was a one hit indie wonder so the dude could have just been continuing the trend to get some cred.