One last word and roundup before we close the door on the Great Villain Blogathon 2017: your hosts Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen 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:
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!
See you tomorrow!
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.
F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984)
Ricardo Montalban as Khan in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982)
Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington in All About Eve (1950)
Raymond Burr in three of his best Bad Guy roles
Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin J. Candie in Django Unchained (2012)
Richard Attenborough as…
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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!
I Found It At The Movies
Mike’s Take on the Movies
Life’s Daily Lessons Blog
Portraits by Jenni
No Nonsense with…
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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
Seven Doors of Cinema
Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews
Thoughts All Sorts
Classic Movie Treasures
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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)
An array of actors as Casper Gutman in The Maltese Falcon adaptations
Yul Brunner as…
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