The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 – Day 3 Recap

Villains, villains, villains… Here’s Day 3 recap of The Great Villain Blogathon 2017! Who’s your favorite?

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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)

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The Great Villain Blogathon 2017 – Nancy Downs (The Craft, 1996)

This very cool blogathon is hosted by Ruth from Silver Screenings, Karen from Shadows & Satin, and Kristina from Speakeasy. Choose your favorite villain, they said.

I must admit, I needed to brush up on my list of villains. My first choice was Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman, but I knew I had a more suited choice in mind. Love Michelle, but went for adorable Fairuza.

Oh yes, for those of you who haven’t seen The Craft yet, spoilers alert is on.

Who is Nancy Downs?

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Nancy Downs (Fairuza Balk) is a high-school outcast with a truly dark side. She forms a coven with her two unpopular friends, Rochelle (Rachel True) and Bonnie (Neve Campbell). Later on, joins Sarah (Robin Tunney), the new girl in school (also a natural witch) who’s soon rejected for false rumors of having sex with cool dude Chris.

Back to Nancy.

Nancy comes from mid-class poverty. She lives in a decaying caravan with her over the edge mom, Grace, and abusive step-father, Ray.

Nancy escapes to witchcraft and worships a powerful god named Manon. She embraces a gothic look and dark make-up, that perfectly accentuates her piercing blue eyes and makes her look like a badass occultist.

Needless to say, Nancy’s style is quite exceptional and she’s being ridiculed daily by her high-school peers. But… their hatred rather feeds her and induces an extremely vengeful nature, and she lusts for more power.

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After an invocation of the spirits and calling the corners spell is completed, Nancy’s struck by lightning while the other three girls fall unconscious, only to wake-up and see their friend is walking on water, and that’s when things go south. Nancy adopts her new power to cause some serious damage to those who wronged her before, including Chris, who apparently has a rich resume of spreading false rumors on girls.

When Sarah starts to show disapproving signs of Nancy’s behavior, she immediately becomes a target. Nancy harasses her and invades her dreams. She even makes Sarah believe her parents died in a plane crash.

It’s a battle of forces between evil bitch Nancy and natural witch Sarah, and Ms. Downs ends up with a severe case of insanity.

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I had a very long obsession with The Craft which I think only came to an end not too long ago. I’m a huge fan of Fairuza Balk, who is definitely the best choice for the role. She’s forever Nancy. 

The Craft became my 90’s favorite for its awesome soundtrack too. Songs like Tomorrow Never Knows, How Soon is Now, and the Witches Song followed me all through my teens and made me endorse an attitude, followed by appropriate outfits, highly inspired by my dear Nancy.

Love you!

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

I’m way way behind with this awesome Dragon’s Loyalty nomination given to me by two of my favorite bloggers:

Fabulous Emma of emmakwall and brilliant Vern of videovortex. For those of you who haven’t checked out these two blogging gems yet, please go right ahead and do so now! Your’e in for a real treat!!!

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Thank you dearly for this amazing award. I try to express my thoughts as best as I can on my comments and likes, but if you haven’t realized it yet…

I love your blogs!!!

Excited & teary, I honorably except my award

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The rules are as follows:

1. Display the award on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who awarded you
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded
5. Write seven interesting things about you.

My nominees:

1. kunststueckkunst

2. nononsensewithnuwansen

3. VinnieH

4. Coolsville

5. Ramblings of a cinephile

6. thecreativefoxden

7. pfeiffer pfilms and meg movies

8. The Blazing Reel

9. Oscar Relentos

10. Alex Raphael

11. MovieRob

12. That Moment In

13. RobbinsRealm

14. Miranda of Violet’s Veg*n e-Comics

15. Last but soooo NOT least TheIPC (I know your’e not into awards, Eric, but I had too…)

Seven interesting things about me:

1. I love my job, but tend to be slightly resentful when thinking about my salary.

2. I love my family, holidays and cheesecakes.

3. I love taking naps on Fridays… I love to sleep in general.

4. I have a semi crush on my boss.

5. I’m single and way deep into the dating scene. My first thought was to start a blog about dating and single-hood. Might just do that one day.

6. I spend at least 10 minutes on just thinking before getting out of bed in the morning.

7. I’m very friendly, but when I don’t like someone, I’m not making a lot of effort to hide it.

 

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More Independent Projects For You To Help Support

Dear Bloggers and Film Lovers!
Vern of The Vern’s Video Vortex has really great projects here for you to help support! I felt like I really wanted to help him out with his awesome mission and spread the word around. Check them out! There are impressive stuff here. If your a Bill Plympton fan, an Animation fan, a theater fan, or just a fan, you’re bound to love these. Enjoy reading this very caring post and have a wonderful weekend!

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Shut-up-and-take-my-moneyAs a critic and a blogger.  I feel that it’s important to always seek out new forms of entertainment.  Everyone knows about the really huge movies that are currently in development(” Star Wars“, “Batman vs Superman“, “Fantastic 4“). But no one really knows much about any of the smaller projects until they are already released. It’s important that both bloggers and filmmakers help collaborate on promoting these projects.  In doing so, both parties will be rewarded.  Filmmakers get press for their production and  writers get mentioned for their work . I’m going to try and feature some of these new features currently in production at least every month.  Trying to do this every few weeks was a lot tougher then I thought.

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Femme Fatale- for Vinnie…

Here’s another post dedication for a fellow blogger mostly known for his brilliance for writing great posts, his reviewing in the nude and his grand love for beautiful women. As a committed follower I often educate myself when reading Vinnie‘s supreme lingual and descriptive writing and enjoy his posts immensely. This talented blogger often dedicates beautiful men and women pictures to his fellow bloggers, and so I thought why not dedicate this alluring bunch to him? He is so deserving… 🙂 So here’s to you, Sir, for always being such an amazing blogger, and my grand apologies for being fashionably late with my dedication.

Without any further ado, I would like to present this fabulous ensemble of gorgeous femme fatals especially for Vinnie!

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The voluptuous Brigitte Bardot
Film: Le Mépris (1963)

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The alluring Catherine Deneuve
Film: Belle de Jour (1967)

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The luscious Emmanuelle Béart
Film: Natalie (2003)

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 The angelic Vanessa Paradis
Film: Girl on the Bridge (1999)

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The beautiful Vahina Giocante

Film: Lila Says (2004)

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The bewitching Eva Green
Film: The Dreamers (2003)

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The gorgeous Marine Vacth
Film: Young & Beautiful (2013)

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There are plenty others to add to this list, but these ones have made a erasable mark on French cinema with their femme fatal captivating roles. All these women are blessed with immense beauty and talent, from old-school legends such as Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve to modern stars like Vanessa Paradis, Eva Green and Marine Vacth. Their names are praised by writers and fashion magazines which often pay a homage to these iconic French vixens.

So vinnie, what do you think? Good? Great? awesome?

I do hope you’ll enjoy this and I wish you a wonderful and blissful week!

bisous!

Attention Readers – Take 2

Sweet James of Back to the Viewer was kind enough to include me in his weekly’s suggestions, and I’m so honored that he did. Here’s to James the Tarantino, boob, bum, and blogging fan. Thank you!!!!!

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Week 2: 06.04.2015 - 12.04.2015

First things first I hate to make excuses but my severe lack of blogging activity this week goes down to a hugely inconvenient internet malfunction that has put me out of action since Tuesday.

My Better Call Saul Finale round-up, that I’ve been looking forward to all season has been postponed until tomorrow evening, so apologies for that. I’ve also struggled to keep up with this week’s excellent selection of posts for your attention. However, in what has been an enjoyable couple of hours I’ve trawled my WordPress reader and come up with three posts that I’m eager to share with you guys, so sit back, relax, and, well you know the rest.

Wow! My impulsive, post-shower feature ‘Attention Readers‘ went down a storm and I appreciate every single one of you that took the time to see what was going on in…

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