After cracking my brain for a week and almost going with “best Estonian films”, since nobody could question my credibility (well, Mettel could, but I’d figure something out), I finally got somewhere. Since I’m more or less cinematically retarded, my participation was a bad idea from the start, but here goes!
m.brown is the best reviewer around these days, so I was psyched to to see that he’s hosting a blogathon! The rules are “choose the top 4 of anything cinematic and explain why it should be carved into the side of a mountain forever. Remember, these are real people carved into imaginary rock – so choose wisely!” Which is as complicated as it gets. And equally as fun.
I’ll just go ahead and say that I’ve seen everyepisode of the first 8 seasons of Family Guy and I used to be a big fan of McFarlane’s work. My sense of humor has changed a bit since then, but I still loved Ted — I wasn’t into film blogging back then so I’m not sure if everybody hated it or not, but that talking teddy made me laugh throughout the whole film (and really sad during the downhill time.)
I just spent about twenty minutes scrolling through pictures of Cumberbatch and proceeded with an hour of watching his interviews and still I think his best work of 2013 was without any sightings of his cheekbones. That unsettling voice of a grand dragon gives me chills to this day, and honestly is one of the two things I remember from the second part of the Hobbit films.
Scarlett Johansson’s work in Her is what actually got me thinking of how voice acting should be a seperate category at the Oscars. But Samantha is a complete character, perhaps the best in Her, which must have been very difficult to achieve without having a body to do the heavy lifting. This might very well be my favourite performance of hers, and given how great of an actress and how unbelievably hot Johansson is, that’s saying something.
What I find scariest about Gollum is his range of emotion, and how quickly these emotions change. He is so iconic to LOTR and his appearance is perhaps 40% of it — talking/yelling/whispering/screeching makes up the rest. (By the way, in Estonian Gollum translates to Guglunk. If that’s the sort of stuff you’re into.)