Limitless Cinema in Broken English

June 13, 2010

POLL 83: ANTIHEROINES

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 11:15 pm

 

This is about a poll in my bilingual blog at http://celinejulie.blogspot.com

My poll 83 is inspired by HAPPINESS DWELLS IN CRIMES. I think the vicious heroine, or the antiheroine, in this film is very interesting.

I THINK THE ANTIHEROINES IN THESE FILMS/TV SERIES/PLAY ARE VERY INTERESTING. WHICH FILMS/TV SERIES/PLAY DO YOU LIKE?

1.BAD COMPANY (1995, Damian Harris, USA)
I like the character Margaret Wells (Ellen Barkin).
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4695921917_81bcf7f11a_b.jpg

2.BREMEN FREEDOM (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
I like the character Geesche (Margit Carstensen). I wrote about this film here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068314/usercomments

3.LA CÉRÉMONIE (1995, Claude Chabrol, France)
I like the characters Sophie (Sandrinne Bonnaire) and Jeanne (Isabelle Huppert).
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4695921911_7ddbb209da_b.jpg

4.CONSCIENCE (1994, Hong Kong TV series)
I like Maggie Siu in this TV series. It is her best role.

5.DIVINE (1998, Arturo Ripstein, Mexico)
I like the character Tomasa (Flor Eduarda Gurrola).
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4695921907_d7b1e2ee67_o.jpg

6.HAPPINESS DWELLS IN CRIMES (2009, Denis Malleval, France)
I like the character Claire Stassin (Marie Kremer).

This is a photo of Marie Kremer from I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SAINT.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4695921883_e7d0253bb7_o.jpg

7.THE HEADLESS WOMAN (2008, Lucrecia Martel, Argentina)
I like the character Verónica (María Onetto).

8.KON REUNG MUANG (คนเริงเมือง) (1988, Rearngsiri Limaksorn, Thai TV series)
I like the character E Pring (Mai Charoenpura).

9.MASTER OF THE GAME (1984, Kevin Connor + Harvey Hart, American miniseries)
I like the characters Katherine Blackwell (Dyan Cannon) and Eve (Liane Langland).

10.MELROSE PLACE (1992-1999, American TV series)
I like the character Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear).
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4695921839_44cd12b971_o.jpg

11.MONSTER (2003, Patty Jenkins, USA)
I like the character Aileen (Charlize Theron).

12.MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (1961, Peter Palitzsch + Manfred Wekwerth, East Germany)
I like the character Mother Courage (Helene Weigel).
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1274/4695921831_1159d76e59_b.jpg

13.MUANG NAI MORK (เมืองในหมอก) (1978, Permpol Choei-aroon, Thailand)
I like Benjawan Boonyagard in this film.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/3100586004_a6c4b02c1c_o.jpg

14.PLEARNG PAI (1990, Thai TV series)
I like the character Welulee (Nisa Wongwat).

15.PLEARNG PRANANG (1996, Adul Boonboot, Thai TV series)
I like the character Queen Anantip (Chamaiporn Jaturapush).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaqZ8bjGHbY
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/3095724024_bafa2c999c_o.jpg

16.PRAYING MANTIS (1982, Jack Gold, UK)
I like the characters Beatrice Manceau (Cherie Lunghi) and Vera Canova (Carmen du Sautoy).
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1274/4695915027_5ecdc59fe8_o.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4695915035_38c51467cf_o.jpg

17.QUEEN OF THE DAMNED (2002, Michael Rymer, USA)
I like the character Queen Akasha (Aaliyah).
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1307/4695915023_31bc2dd769_b.jpg

18.TO DIE FOR (1995, Gus Van Sant, USA)
I like the character Suzanne Stone Maretto (Nicole Kidman).
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4695915019_09d9183503_o.jpg

19.TONG PRAGAI SAD (ทองประกายแสด) (1988, Chana Kraprayoon, Thailand)
I like the character Tongdee (Chudapa Juntakate).
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4695915011_3a8ca50956_o.jpg

20.THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH (2010, Ninart Boonpothong, stage play)
I like the character Lady Macbeth (Nuttaya Nakawech).

This is an image of Lady Macbeth found on the internet.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1294/4695915001_af52eced50_b.jpg

You can cast multiple votes.

You can read more about my favorite female characters in the book FILMVIRUS 3, which is available at Kinokuniya, Paragon.

This poll is related to:

POLL 5: HYSTERICAL HEROINES
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2007/12/my-fifth-poll-hysterical-heroines.html

POLL 10: FEMALE PERSONALITIES
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/01/tenth-poll-female-personalities.html

POLL 23: YOUNG GIRLS
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/06/poll-23-young-girls.html

POLL 49: WOMEN WITH DESIRE
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2009/03/poll-49-women-with-desire.html

1 Comment »

  1. I also like CHLOE very much. I like both Julianne Moore’s and Amanda Seyfried’s characters. I think CHLOE is very touching. At first, the character Chloe is presented as if she is a femme fatale, or a psychopath, like Glenn Close’s character in FATAL ATTRACTION (1987, Adrian Lyne, A+). But the ending of the film proves that Chloe is a human being with a real heart. The film shows us that this character is not a mere villainess, but is as complicated as real human beings.

    I also want to put many other films in this list, such as CHLOE, THE PIANO TEACHER, LIGHTS IN THE DUSK (2006, Aki Kaurismäki, A+), MISERY, IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES, etc, but I think I should limit the number of choices at 20 as usual.🙂

    My own votes are for BAD COMPANY, BREMEN FREEDOM, LA CÉRÉMONIE, CONSCIENCE, HAPPINESS DWELLS IN CRIME, MASTER OF THE GAME, MUANG NAI MORK, PLEARNG PAI, PRAYING MANTIS, and QUEEN OF THE DAMNED.

    Comment by celinejulie — June 14, 2010 @ 7:42 pm


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