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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Blog Relay: 10 Iconic Movie Characters

I can't wait to hear what some of you have to say about this list of iconic characters. My fellow movie blogger over at My FilmViews recently compiled a list of their favorite iconic characters, and invited several of us to add our own favorites. Trouble is, we can only replace one of the characters mentioned with our own single nomination. Which means the final list will look a bit schizo, inspired by our varied personalities and how we define the word "iconic."

Brittani over at Rambling Film passed the baton to me so now it's my turn to stir the pot. Here are the rules:

A list of 10 iconic movie characters has been made. That list will be assigned to another blogger who can then change it by removing one character (describing why they think it should not be on the list) and replace it with another one (also with motivation) and hand over the baton to another blogger. Once assigned, that blogger will have to put his/her post up within a week. If this is not the case the blogger who assigned it has to reassign it to another blogger. After you have posted your update leave the link in the comments here and I will make sure it gets added to the overview post.

And here's the list of characters I'm okay with keeping:

Rocky Balboa

James Bond
Ellen Ripley
Michael Myers


Disclaimer for the following three mentions: I haven't seen any of their films (maybe I'll get around to it one day) and wouldn't have included them had I been able to substitute more than one character. Besides, there's a fourth character that I'll get to afterwards who I think is far more deserving of a replacement. Anyway, here they are:

Indiana Jones

Darth Vader

Mary Poppins
So here's the moment when I add my nomination. Unfortunately it's only been on the list for a split second since it was my predecessor Brittani's nomination: 

Buzz Lightyear

Sorry, girl, but I'm going to have to get rid of Buzz Lightyear. We already have two faceless/non-human characters on the list and we really don't need a third. Granted, in a few more years this precious plaything may be inducted into some kind of hall of fame. But I'm not starting that trend in 2014. 

Without further ado, here's my pick to replace Buzz (drumroll, please):

Cher Horowitz

Despite the fact that I probably recite a quote from Clueless every day, there were several other characters that also popped into my mind as I considered who to add here. From Pam Grier's Coffy to Jon Cryer's Duckie in Pretty in Pink, they transcended era, genre, race and gender. But it ultimately came down to a film I've seen so many times that I can clinically be declared an addict of it, a movie that I can watch no matter what mood I'm in, which has a lead character that is simply too bubbly, moronic yet utterly genius to not love. 

So that's it, kids, pick away at the list and leave any gripes/comments in the box below! 

I'm passing the baton to Shala over at Life Between Films. Tag, you're it!

Here is everyone that has participated so far:

Nostra from My FilmViews
Keith from Keith and the Movies
Ruth from Flixchatter
Andrew from A Fistful of Films
Manon from The Movie Scrutineer
Sati from Cinematic Corner
Alex from And So It Begins
Josh from The Cinematic Spectacle
Brittani from Rambling Film
Candice from Reel Talk

Update: Shala is out of the relay so I've reassigned this over to Anna at Defiant Success, who's already posted her her choice here.


Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Love your pick of Cher from Clueless! She was so adorable, hot and also had a huge heart!

Brittani Burnham said...

Whhaaaat? I take the baton back! Kidding, good call with Cher!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Cher! YES!!!!!!!!

If this list turns into ten female characters (or 9 and Darth Vader) then it'll be the greatest day ever!

Manon de Reeper said...

OH MY WORD, you have not seen the Star Wars movies? :P Or Mary Poppins? Lol. But then again, I haven't seen Clueless, so there. I'm sure it's a good choice hehe.

Candice Frederick said...

@Manon de Reeper I know, I know I haven't seen either of those films (and truthfully haven't been rushing to do so either). But you MUST see Clueless!

Nostra said...

Cher? I have not seen the movie I have to admit, but even though I recognize her I wouldn't call her iconic myself, but that is the beauty of these lists, you do not always have to agree with them. Happy to see you participate.

By the way it has been more than a week and have not seen a post by Shala, so please reassign the baton to someone else as the relay race needs to continue.

Candice Frederick said...

@Nostra yup, I totally refer to Cher and her influence on pop culture. Love Clueless! I've already reassigned this to Anna at Defiant Success. Thanks!

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