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


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


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)


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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The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 Starts Tuesday!

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The villains are back in town starting next Tuesday (April 25). If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late to join!

Each evening, your three co-hosts – Shadows & Satin, Speakeasy and Silver Screenings – will take turns posting the day’s madcap adventures.

The list of participants can be found at Speakeasy HERE. All related links will be added to this original announcement post for handy reference and archiving.

See you next week!

Image: Villains Wikia

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TCM Film Festival 2017- More Canadian Trivia

Following on the previous post’s TCM Classic Film Festival trivia, here are some more questions Pam and I tweeted over the weekend. You can find Pam on twitter at @fallonthornley for classic movie fun and Remington Steele watch-along hosting. See how many of these you know (answers at the end), and help yourself to one of these buttons we’ve been handing out on twitter and in person at TCMFF (thanks to Ruth– see her tcmff pix here).

  1. After Eugene Joseff died in 1948, his Canadian born wife Joan took over his business. Both their names can be seen in the credits of many festival movies. What did they do?

key grips

2. Gene Wilder’s third wife Gilda Radner had a definite Canadian connection. Which of these is correct?

Mentor to Catherine O’Hara
Dated Martin Short
Member of the Toronto comedy troupe Second City
All of the above
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3. Jack Warner originally turned Humphrey Bogart down for what reason?

He objected to: his lisp
…his big ears
…his bad singing
…his military record

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4. Lee Miller was a stand-in for which Canadian TV actor?

Raymond Burr
Lorne Greene
Yvonne De Carlo
Jay Silverheels

5. Which Bonnie & Clyde cast member’s mother was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia?

Gene Hackman
Faye Dunaway
Michael J. Pollard
Warren Beatty

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6. Which of the following Canadian fun facts is false, about a member of the cast of What’s Up Doc?

Dated a Canadian Playmate
Has applied for refugee status
Family worked on the border
Dated a prime minister

7. What popular and respected Canadian rock group accompanies Meryl Streep at the end of the film Postcards from the Edge?

Blue Rodeo
Tragically Hip
April Wine

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  1. jeweler
  2. all of the above
  3. his lisp
  4. Raymond Burr
  5. Warren Beatty
  6. All 4 are true
  7. Blue Rodeo