Tuesday, May 26, 2015

100th Post!!! And 10 Favorite Film Characters Tag


This is really and truly my 100th post! Can you believe it? Truth to tell, it’s rather crept up on me and I’ve subsequently been procrastinating just a tad while trying to think of something suitably magnificent for the occasion.

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! :)

26 comments:

  1. Oooh! I like your idea of doing favorite secondary characters. Mmm, I love Nicholas Higgins. And I'm very fond of Sephora, the Captain of the Guard, Steve, and Chuck!

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    1. Hamlette,
      Yay -- I'm always happy when we have so many mutual favorites! ;)

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  2. HAPPY 100TH POST, HEIDI!!! That is SO exciting!!
    Nicholas Higgins is such a great guy. And oh! That's my favorite Jane Fairfax too!! :)
    Even though it's my least favorite Emma adaption. haha
    I haven't seen many of the movies you listed, although, of course I've seen Ten Commandments, and Big Country. :)
    Congrats on 100 posts!

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    1. Natalie,
      Thank you!! ;) Isn't Nicholas splendid? And how fun about the Emma favorite/least favorite business! Isn't it so funny how that happens sometimes? ;)

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    2. Yes! I wish that sometimes with movies, Emma in particular, I could pick all my favorites from the different versions and then have my absolute FAVORITE version! For example, I'd choose that Jane Fairfax, the 2009 Harriet, Mr. Woodhouse, and Frank, the 1996 Emma, Mr. Knightly, and Miss Bates. And...hmm. I'd have to think on the others. :)
      I'd want it to keep the humor of the 1996 but have the detail and character development of the '09! What about you? Would your "perfect" Emma adaption be any different? :)

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    3. Natalie,
      Oh, wow! ;) With Emma I do really love both the '96 and the '09 in their complete entirety. I think for the most part the chemistry and the castings all seem to fit together so well that I wouldn't mix them much. But....but....BUT I would so like an entire story/film just about Frank Churchill and Jane of the '97. Beginning all the way back with their growing up, etc. and going through their wedding, there's enough conflict and development to carry it's own story. Wouldn't it be wonderful? :)

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    4. Heehee, yes, I may have gone a little overboard in my comment. ;) haha Hope you didn't mind. :)
      Hmmmm...I've never thought of that before, but yes, a story about simply Jane and Frank would be so good and interesting! I'm surprised there isn't already a Jane Austen "spin off" of that! I always thought a story about Margaret Dashwood from S&S would be delightful--a story where she gets to somehow travel on a ship like she always dreamed!

      Oh, and as a side note, I just want to let you know I'm in the process of working on my emails to you about Greenwillow, TC, and such! Just so you know I didn't forget you! ;)

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    5. Natalie,
      I hadn't thought of a spin-off about Margaret, but you could definitely have some fun with it! Have her traveling and seeing some of those wonderful, exotic places she was always dreaming of in the '95? I have thought of a P&P spin-off, but unfortunately it comes up a little lacking in the area of conflict -- a rather necessary ingredient for the story to actually make it off the ground. ;)

      And oh, good -- I'm looking forward to it! :)

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  3. Thank you for tagging me! I love Nicholas Higgins too! He just grows and grows on you throughout the story. :)
    My family actually just watched The Ten Commandments the other evening. We love that movie. :)

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    1. Okay here are my choices!
      http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com/2015/05/10-of-my-favorite-film-characters.html
      Thanks again for tagging me! :)

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    2. Lois,
      I'm so glad they're favorites of yours, too! And oh, lovely -- I'm hoping to read your post ASAP. ;)

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  4. Congrats on your 100th post!
    Ah yes, I love Mother Abess and The Captain of the Guard, too. ;)

    ~Lydia~ <3

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    1. Lydia,
      Thank you!! And they're both so wonderful, aren't they? I'm so happy you love them, too! ;)

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  5. Congratulations, Heidi! 100 posts!

    Ah, Nicolas Higgins. How can one not like him? Especially when he looks after Bouchers children!!!! *squeals*

    I have actually already completed this tag on my blog, but thank you nonetheless for tagging me! You can read my answers here: http://naomiblog15.blogspot.be/2015/05/10-fictional-darlings.html

    ~ Naomi

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    1. Naomi,
      Thank you!!! I'm so glad you like Higgins, too. ;D

      (And how.... HOW did I miss that post of yours?? :P Well, you're so welcome and I enjoyed reading through your answers! ;))

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  6. Oooooooooooh thank you Heidi!!! xD

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    1. Evie,
      Thank you!! And I'm so glad you're excited and looking forward to your answers! :)

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  7. I simply adore this post Heidi! Oh,and HAPPY 100th!! :)

    Let's see...I have always loved Sephorah from the Ten Commandments as well! Her character is gentle yet strong; kind yet firm, and always so very feminine. I'm glad to see that you have chosen her. :)
    This shall be great fun!
    Blessings!

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    1. Sarah,
      Oh, I'm so glad!! And thank you!!! :)

      I'm so happy you like Sephorah, too -- and I'm tremendously looking forward to your answers! ;)

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  8. Congratulations on 100 posts!!! What could be better to celebrate than talking about one's favorite screen characters? ;-)

    I actually don't know any of these except for Nicholas Higgins, but he's awesome!

    ~Emma

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    1. Emma,
      Thank you!! And you're absolutely right. ;)

      I'm so glad you like Nicholas and I hope you can see some of the others before too long! ;D

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  9. Congratulations on your 100th post!! And what a fun post, at that :-)

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    1. Catsinboxes,
      Thank you! And yes, it was a lot of fun -- I think I may have to do something similar more often.... ;)

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