The Great Villain Blogathon — Wrap-up & Thanks!

One last word and roundup before we close the door on the Great Villain Blogathon 2017: your hosts Ruth of Silver ScreeningsKaren of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, visited the participating blogs, and helped spread the word via #Villains2017. A blogathon is only as good as the lovely people who join in, and you all gave us such great and diverse reading in this 4th year of the event! Like any good villain, we will return to menace the blogosphere again next year so start thinking of your favourite Big Bads.

This #Villains2017 main page has been updated to archive all these daily recaps. Bloggers who post after this, just leave a comment here and we’ll add you to this recap.

Thanks again everybody, you were wicked good. See you next year!

Now please enjoy today’s writing:

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Who is the real villain in “The Doorway to Hell” from 1930?

Cary Grant Won’t Eat You: The husband in Stella Dallas

Apocalypse Later: Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) 

Lonely Critic: Tom and Rico (Public Enemy and Little Caesar)

 

The Great Villain Blogathon – Day 5 Recap

Big Bads have always had us booing, and this week they inspired some fine posts about their motivation, meaning and memorable qualities. Today’s roundup covers some of the best of the worst.

Bloggers: If you’ve posted your entry too late for tonight’s recap, don’t worry! We’ll include you in tomorrow’s midday wrap-up post, here at Speakeasy.

Find all the recaps collected at the main blogathon page.
…but first enjoy today’s entries!

Cinematic Catharsis: Blacula 

Critica Retro: Mr. Potter, It’s a Wonderful Life 

Speakeasy: Mr. Blue in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 

A Shroud of Thoughts: General Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove

CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch: Constance Ford in A Summer Place

F for Films: Totalitarian State in THX1138 

Old Hollywood Films: Peter Ustinov as Nero in Quo Vadis (1951) 

Blogferatu: Baby Jane Hudson 

Old School Evil: Golobulus and Cobra-la from GI Joe the Movie

Silver Scenes: Sir Percy Ware-Armitage in Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965)

The Movie Rat: Frailty 

Once Upon a Screen: Butch from The Little Rascals

See you tomorrow!

The Great Villain Blogathon – Day 4 Recap

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Cinematic villains come from all socioeconomic groups, but they usually have two things in common: (1) they’re powerful and (2) they’re rich. And if they’re not either, they’re working hard to be both. Today’s villains provide a good cross-section of these motivations in action.

Bloggers: If you’ve uploaded your entry, but it’s not included in today’s recap, never fear! We shall include it in tomorrow’s recap, hosted by Speakeasy.

Until then, we know you’ll enjoy today’s Featured Villains.

Cinematic Scribblings

F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984)

The Midnite Drive-In

Ricardo Montalban as Khan in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982)

Whimsically Classic

Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington in All About Eve (1950)

Shadows and Satin

Raymond Burr in three of his best Bad Guy roles

Realweegiemidget Reviews

Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin J. Candie in Django Unchained (2012)

Anna, Look!

Richard Attenborough as…

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The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 – Day 3 Recap

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Villains, anyone??

It’s Day 3 of the 2017 Great Villain Blogathon, and our bad guys and gals are still going strong! We’ve got enough nasty ne’er-do-wells, conscienceless creeps, and mercenary miscreants to satisfy any fiendish appetite!

So settle in and take a gander at today’s Featured Villains. (And if you’re a blogger who uploaded an entry today that’s not listed below, never fear. Ruth will include it in her recap on Friday!)

Don’t be a fraidy-cat. Enjoy!

Silver Screenings

Sonny Tufts as Steve in The Virginian (1946)

I Found It At The Movies

Patrick McGoohan as King Edward I in Braveheart (1995)

Mike’s Take on the Movies

Al Lettieri in The Getaway (1972) and Mr. Majestyk (1974)

Movies Silently

Ben Turpin as Mr. Flip (1909)

Life’s Daily Lessons Blog

Where Would We Be Without Villains?

Portraits by Jenni

Gladys Cooper as Mrs. Henry Vale in Now, Voyager (1942)

No Nonsense with…

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The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 – Day 2 Recap

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Day 2 of the 2017 Great Villain Blogathon has been practically overflowing with despicable, diabolical, and totally depraved villains, from silent screen sinners to malevolent moms with bouffant ‘dos.

Treat yourself and dive in to today’s Featured Villains. (And if you’re a blogger who uploaded an entry today that’s not listed below, don’t fret. I’ll include it in Thursday’s recap!)

Don’t be scared. Enjoy!

Classic Movie Man

Richard Widmark as Jefferson T. “Jefty” Robbins in Road House (1948)

Angelman’s Place

Damien Thorne in The Omen Trilogy

Seven Doors of Cinema

Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (1986)

TheMarckoGuy

Robert Patrick as the T-1000 in Terminator 2 (1991)

Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews

Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Thoughts All Sorts

Lena Headey as Ma-Ma in Dredd (2012)

Classic Movie Treasures

Claude Rains as Alexander Sebastian in Notorious (1946)

That William…

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The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 – Day 1 Recap

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What an incredible Day 1 of the 2017 Great Villain Blogathon!

From cowboys to robots to dangerous dames, we’ve collected an impressive bunch of villainous characters today.

Bloggers: If you’ve uploaded your entry, but it’s not included in today’s recap, never fear! We shall include it in tomorrow’s recap, hosted by Shadows and Satin.

In the meantime, enjoy today’s Featured Villains.

Love Letters to Old Hollywood
James Mason as Philip Vandamm in North by Northwest (1959)

The James Bond Social Media Project
Richard Kiel as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979)

That Other Critic
Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th Series

Plain, Simple Tom Reviews
Robert Mitchum as Rev. Harry Powell in The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Caftan Woman
An array of actors as Casper Gutman in The Maltese Falcon adaptations

The Midnite Drive-In

Yul Brunner as…

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