I make ‘favorite performance’ lists every year, and I get that these lists, more than the rest, are the most subjective one can make. Because it’s really about what you see in each performance and what you respond to; There’s no objective way to truly rate a performance as better than another. With whole films, it feels easier to make that distinction. So with these lists, I’m just gonna focus on some performances from the decade that I really, really enjoyed, and the goal here is just to shout them out and maybe get some people to watch the films if they hadn’t or reevaluate each of the performances the next time they watch the films.
These are my favorite female lead performances of the decade: (more…)
166. “Where the Wind Blows,” from The Great Gatsby
Our second Gatsby tune. A throwback kinda tune, taking an old-timey piano and then throwing a beat on it. It totally works, though it’s kinda one-note. It doesn’t do some of the stuff the other songs from this movie do. Still, it’s got a great chorus on it and really espouses a lot of the themes of extravagance that permeate those Gatsby parties.