1. List 5 of your favorite male characters (book or screen)
2. Tagging other people is optional
3. If you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
4. Link back to Revealed in Time (preferably using the link to this post)
Choose one from each category:
4. Best book-to-screen adaption
5. Best character perception
Sir Percy Blakeney - The Scarlet Pimpernel
|Anthony Andrews as Sir Percival Blakeney|
Sir Percy is just amazing! He has always had this fascination for me that I can't quite describe. I mean think about it! He willing risks his life to save people that have no claim whatsoever on him! He is charming, witty, courageous, strong, gentle, but also tough as nails on people when he needs to be, a leader, a fighter, loyal, but I think two of the things that I loves the most about him are that he understands and he know when to forgive.
We are men, Armand, and the word forgiveness has only been spoken once these past two thousand years, and then it was spoken by Divine lips.
Bruce Barkow - Crossfire Trail
|Mark Harmon as Bruce Barkow|
Note: I am using the movie version of this character not the book version.
This guy is just awful! He wants the Heroine's ranch (and the Heroine of course) so he has her husband shanghaied and tells a big whopper about how he was killed in an Indian attack. Then when the Hero (who was shanghaied with her husband) shows up telling how her husband was actually killed on the ship and that he (the Hero) has half owner ship of the ranch, Barkow does everything that he can to get rid of the Hero. Ambushing, attempts to arrest him, hires a notorious killer (who kills one of the Hero's best friends who is only a boy. I really cried at that part!) and then to top it all forces the Heroine at gunpoint to marry him! Then the Hero and his boys come riding into town and in the end Barkow is about to finish off the wounded Hero when.........his 'wife' shoots him in the back. On the whole I think he is a very well done villain and Harmon does a magnificent job of portraying the character.
|Barkow 'coming in for the kill'.|
Robin de Noir - The Secret of Moonacre
|Lets not go into his fashion style.|
I find Robin de Noir a very interesting character. He starts out as one of the 'bad guys' and is one of the 'bad guys' for most of the movie. I think that he can only be considered one of the 'good guys' for about the last 15-20 minutes. His family is out for revenge on Her's and they also want an Heirloom that kinda belongs to them, that they swear Her family has. What I found most attractive about Robin was the small flashes of caring that you see in him even when he is the 'bad guy'. When he is leading the forces to kidnap Her (and failing more then once because she isn't stupid) and when they have her captured and she basically kills herself (she jumps off a cliff and it is a miracle that she survives) and then the end when she kidnaps him because she needs his help, and while he still dislikes her and is positive that she is the 'bad guy' he is still willing to listen. And then when he saves her (from his own father) you see that he has changed. On the whole I adored him, even while he was an arrogant jerk.
|This is after she kidnaps him.|
|And a just plain adorable picture of the actor and actress.|
4. Best book-to-screen adaption
Richard Armitage as John Thornton - North & South
|Don't get me started on his attire in this scene.|
Of all of the book-to-screen adaptions that I have seen I think that this is one of the best. While he isn't quite as stern in the movie as he is in the book, he still has the right feel for the Thornton from the book. In my opinion, he is the perfect Thornton. Can any of you who have seen this miniseries and/or read the book see Sir Patrick Stewart (with hair) as John Thornton?
5. Best Character Perception
Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn - The Lord of the Rings
And here is for those of you who like Elizabeth Gaskell's North & South.
|Sir Patrick Stewart as John Thornton.|
And Melody, because I want to see who you will do.