Waltz in Inglorious Basterds or Fiennes in Schindler's List | Page 2 | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by
Message
Marciano1
LSU Fan
Marksville, LA
Member since Jun 2009
9653 posts

re: Waltz in Inglorious Basterds or Fiennes in Schindler's List

DiCaprio in Django > Waltz in Basterds


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
RollTide1987
Alabama Fan
Aurora, CO
Member since Nov 2009
27831 posts

re: Waltz in Inglorious Basterds or Fiennes in Schindler's List
quote:

It's not his fault the character's one dimensional, Goeth just is. When you look at it from strictly a character point of view, it's just playing a terrifying psycho. He's basically playing a less sympathetic version of Francis Dolarhyde. Because Goeth was real, that doesn't impact his role in any way. As a viewer it sure does.


The topic is not who had the better character, the topic is who gave the better performance. Fiennes was far and away the better of the two.



DanglingFury
VCU Fan
Living the dream
Member since Dec 2007
18711 posts
Online

re: Waltz in Inglorious Basterds or Fiennes in Schindler's List
quote:

The topic is not who had the better character, the topic is who gave the better performance. Fiennes was far and away the better of the two.


I wasn't talking about who was the better character, I was talking about how the role is limiting in what it allows the actor to be able to show in a performance.

Other than he was really scary, what makes Fiennes far and away better?
This post was edited on 1/12 at 8:19 pm


RollTide1987
Alabama Fan
Aurora, CO
Member since Nov 2009
27831 posts

re: Waltz in Inglorious Basterds or Fiennes in Schindler's List
quote:

Other than he was really scary, what makes Fiennes far and away better?


What Fiennes was able to do with his eyes. You look into those eyes and you see no emotion, no remorse, no pity. You see pure unadulterated evil. That's what elevates his performance in my opinion. The scene between him and Helen Hirsch in the basement of his villa is really tense because you know this guy is a complete and total psychopath but you don't know what he's going to do. He seems calm, cool, very loving toward her. And then, all of a sudden, he turns on a dime and begins to kick her ass.
This post was edited on 1/12 at 8:46 pm


DanglingFury
VCU Fan
Living the dream
Member since Dec 2007
18711 posts
Online

re: Waltz in Inglorious Basterds or Fiennes in Schindler's List
I don't disagree with any of that, I just don't think it makes his performance obviously better than Waltz.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Froman
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2007
21425 posts

re: Waltz in Inglorious Basterds or Fiennes in Schindler's List
quote:

Really?

Fiennes. I never realized anyone thought anything differently.


No one with any sense would.


DanglingFury
VCU Fan
Living the dream
Member since Dec 2007
18711 posts
Online

re: Waltz in Inglorious Basterds or Fiennes in Schindler's List
quote:

No one with any sense would.


Why is Fiennes' performance so much better than Waltz's?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Cold Pizza
Ohio State Fan
Member since Sep 2011
7639 posts

re: Waltz in Inglorious Basterds or Fiennes in Schindler's List
Waltz played the Nazi douchebag frickhead better, so in the scope of the question I guess he wins.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Page 2 of 2

Back to top

Follow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram