And…I’m afraid I haven’t, BUT since Hamlette kindly tagged me a couple weeks ago with the staggering task of highlighting 10 of my favorite film characters I decided to combine the two posts! (Besides, in the end, what could be better? And there’s also the whole 100 and 10 times 10 thing, so yes… it’s really all worked out rather neatly.)
To mix it up a little (and also make it easier), I’ve also decided to make this ten of my favorite secondary, supporting characters. And now without more ado…
10 of My Favorite Film Characters (in no particular order):
Chuck ~ Shadow on the Mesa (2012)
Looking up to Wes—as the mentor friendship and brother-love is growing between them—and then fully taking his place as a man and a grown son.
Nicholas Higgins ~ North & South (2004)
Strong minded—yet willing in the end to lay down his pride. The working friendship between him and Thornton is one of my favorite parts in one of my favorite stories.
Mother Abbess ~ The Sound of Music (2013)
Perceptive and gentle, with the perfect amount of perfectly timed tough love, she’s absolutely incredible. (And, as Carrie Underwood said, when she opens her mouth it’s like butterflies come out. Her voice is amazing.)
Will Scarlet ~ The Adventures of Robin Hood tv show w/Richard Greene (1955-1959)
(Generally) clever, a handy swordsman, and—with priceless accents and facial expressions—hilariously funny.
Jane Fairfax ~ Emma (1996)
While this isn’t my favorite Emma adaptation, this is definitely my favorite Jane—so thoroughly gentle, ladylike, and elegant.
Lady Camdon ~ The Christmas Candle (2013)
Another wise woman who can dispense a tough and loving word in season.
The Captain of the Guard ~ Cinderella (2015)
The Captain is entirely splendid. When we finally reached the end—and he’s pretty much saving the day—I just wanted to cheer.
Steve ~ The Big Country (1958)
Deeply conflicted—with so many excellent, gripping qualities. And (when it comes to story inspiration) another monumental game changer.
José Iturbi (playing himself!) ~ Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Gentle and gentlemanly, with a twinkling smile and such genuine, deeply caring concern—Iturbi is simply, absolutely, and entirely the best. He’s superb. A classic.
Sephorah ~ The Ten Commandments (1956)
Strong, clear sighted, forthright… Sephorah is actually a very new favorite, but she exemplifies so much of what I love in a heroine. Watching the film, I was liking her quite well—and then she completely won me over: “A jewel has brilliant fire, but it gives no warmth. …Love is not an art to us. It is life to us.”
Tell me! Are any of these your favorites as well?
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And I’m tagging:
Have fun! :)