What an exciting first day of the Great Villain Blogathon! Today’s posts look at villainy in men and women – as well as in mysterious flocks of birds.
A Person in the Dark looks at the “misunderstood” Mrs Iselin (Angela Lansbury) in The Manchurian Candidate.
Caftan Woman show us how Raymond Burr throws his weight around in Pitfall.
Moon in Gemini discusses the beautiful cinematography of The Conformist and its disturbing “protagonist” (Marcello Clerici).
Girls Do Film examines Fatal Attraction, and the über 1980s femme fatale, Glenn Close.
Movie Movie Blog Blog features the purely villainous Judge Claude Frollo in Disney’s underrated The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Two Heads are Better Than One tells us why we can never trust birds again with The Birds.
CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch scrutinizes Peggy Cummins’ hold over John Dall in Gun Crazy.
Le Mot du Cinephiliaque analyzes the complexity of Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining.
Shadows and Satin investigates the stages of Veda’s Villainy (Ann Blyth) in Mildred Pierce.
Now Voyaging profiles the smart and suave radio crime investigator Claude Rains in The Unsuspected.
The Stop Button examines the wealth of material available to villains in The Maltese Falcon.
Stay tuned! Kristina of Speakeasy will be hosting Day 2 of the Great Villain Blogathon tomorrow.
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Villains are the best!!
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Only read a couple so far, but enjoyed both a great deal. Looking forward to digging in to more goodness all week.
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I know! The posts are all so good! Plus, there are a few new movies to check out. (New to me, anyway.)
I loved last years GVB, ’twas great fun. Sorry to ask…but is it too late to sign up? I’ve been away and haven’t been checking wordpress enough. Totally missed it.
I don’t mind just tagging on to the last day – but I understand if it’s too late, I’ll just stow my idea ’til next year.
Hi! Yes, we can add you into the last day. Glad to have you aboard! What is villain/movie?
Trevor Howard as the villain in…wait for it: Brief Encounter.
Yeah. That’s right. I’m going there.
Ha ha! You’re a nut! I’ll add you to the schedule today (for your post tomorrow), and we’ll include you in tomorrow night’s round up.