50DMC favoritefemale frances

The 50 Day Movie Challenge asks one question every day, to be answered by a few paragraphs and a clip, if possible. Click here to see all 50 questions in a nice and organized list. It’s such a pretty list.

TODAY: What female performance ranks as your favorite?

Okay, maybe these prompts weren’t so difficult after all. Gene Wilder and now Frances McDormand from Fargo. I remember not being all that into this film when I first saw it, finally “getting it” a few years later and a few years removed from all those crazy accents I was living amidst (yes, I’m originally from Fargo, ND). Now this film ranks as perhaps my favorite from the Coen Brothers, with McDormand’s performance being the key deciding factor. She’s beyond brilliant in this and best captures the nuance of some of the more eclectic variations on “our” accents. Everyone else just borders on caricature.

Embedded below is a good sampling of the genius that’s Marge Gunderson.

“I’m not so sure I agree 100% with your police work there lou..”

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