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Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday's Top 5... Character Names


#5: Royal Tenenbaum (The Royal Tenenbaums)

A surprisingly festive (though appropriately regal) name for such a nasty, occassionally racist, old crank and self-exiled head of a family dynasty.



#4: Holly Golightly (Breakfast At Tiffany's)

The perfect name for a woman who is supposed to be carefree and fun, whose life is apparently built around her ability to flit for here to there at will and without worries (even if that isn't actually the case on closer inspection).


#3: Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)

Even in a movie filled with memorable names (Buttercup! Prince Humperdinck! The Dread Pirate Roberts! Fezzik!), this one still stands out. Now, prepare to die!


#2: Darth Vader (Star Wars series)

A name just dark enough to strike fear into the hearts of his victims, but just campy enough to also be delightful to audiences. Few names fit a character quite as well as this one.


#1: Pussy Galore (Goldfinger)

The winner for audacity alone. You'd never get away with it now, but isn't the film world (the Bond world particularly) better for having gotten away with it then?

6 comments:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Pussy Galore indeed was an audacious name...and not once did it seem dirty.

Anh Khoi Do said...

Pussy Galore is a hell of a good choice. Despite her name she sure has some toughness.

Alex said...

Great list- Royal Tenenbaum is one of my favorites too.

Steve said...

To quote Sick Boy (another great name) "Pussy Galore... total misnomer!" I think I'd have to agree with him in that she was one of the least sexual of the Bond girls... which is probably why she was able to get away with the name.

Vanessa said...

Great list! What about the Dude?

Reel Whore said...

I agree the Due would have been a worthy contender, though the 5 you chose are great. I'm a huge Bond fan so I'm very happy Pussy Galore topped your list!