My friends, we made it through a second week! I’m ridiculously impressed so far and my “must watch” list is getting longer and longer. Click here for the Week 1 recap.

This week’s theme focused on those given a raw deal by other characters in the film or even by the film itself.

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BLOGATHON:

July 8: A Blonde Who Had No Fun

Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews wrote about Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) in Scream, the blonde who not only had zero fun, but didn’t even get to eat her popcorn!

July 9: Killed to Move the Plot Along

Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews wrote about Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) and his kill and be killed storyline in Django Unchained. 

July 10: In the Background, but Working it

Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews wrote how Joan Crawford made the most of her 5 minutes as Amanda True in The Karate Killers. 

Zoe Krainik from Hollywood Genes wrote about the possibility of Miriam in Dog Day Afternoon (Marcia Jean Kurtz) & Miriam in Inside Man (Marcia Jean Kurtz) being the same person.

July 11 РNot Even Given a Full Name in the Credits 

Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews wrote about the piss poor treatment (down the garbage shoot) of¬†Jill the Dog in As Good as it Gets. Urine for a treat with this one! (sorry, couldn’t help myself).

July 12 – The Guy Who Lost the Girl

Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews wrote about devilish Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson) and his precarious Cher/Pfeiffer/Sarandon juggling act in The Witches of Eastwick. 

July 13: The Girl Who Lost the Guy

Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews wrote about Anna (Julia Roberts) and the relationship musical chairs game she finds herself playing in Closer. 

July 14: Dead or Gone Before the Film is Halfway Over

Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews wrote about¬†Bianchi (Martin Balsam), Poirot’s friend and travel companion on that deadly train trip in Murder on the Orient Express (1974).¬†

REAL Always a Bridesmaid Challenge

CHALLENGE:

July 8: A Blonde Who Had No Fun

  • Jay Beilis ¬†picked Ninotchka (Greta Garbo) in Ninotchka
  • Zoe Krainik¬†¬†picked Dorothy (Judith Wood) in The Divorcee
  • Hollywood Yesterday picked Beatrix (Lana Turner) in Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
  • Lisa Narciso ¬†picked Luke (Ryan Gosling) in A Place Beyond The Pines
  • Marci ¬†picked Dell Faring (Ann Sothern) in Shadow on the Wall
  • Maria Emma picked Anna Herk (Rene Russo) in Big Trouble
  • Michael Eddy picked the eurotrash killers from Die Hard
  • Movies Silently ¬†picked¬†Annabelle West (Laura La Plante) in The Cat and the Canary (1927)
  • mumlsss4¬†¬†picked Louis (Brad Pitt) from Interview with the Vampire
  • Nell Minow¬†picked Connie Bailey (Thelma Todd) in Horse Feathers
  • Gabriela picked Susan Lowell (Jean Wallace) in The Big Combo
  • Nuwan Sen picked Unhappy Blonde (Barbara Bel Geddes) in Vertigo
  • Erica D ¬†picked Clare Raymond (K.T. Stevens) in Harriet Craig
  • Gill at ¬†picked Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) in Scream
  • Chris Crane picked Baby Jane (Bette Davis) in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Smilin Jack picked Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) from Kill Bill¬†
  • Stone Gasman picked Princess Henrietta (Ellen Barkin) in Faerie Tale Theatre’s The Princess Who Had Never Laughed

 

July 9: Killed to Move the Plot Along

  • Zoe Krainik¬†¬†picked Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  • Lisa Narciso ¬†picked Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) in Goodfellas
  • Marci ¬†picked the chauffeur (Owen Taylor) in The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Movies Silently ¬†picked the entire cast of And Then There Were None
  • Gabriela picked Vicky Lynn (Carole Landis) in I Wake Up Screaming
  • Nuwan Sen picked¬†Marion Crane aka “Marie Samuels” (Janet Leigh) in Psycho
  • D’Arcy Vachon ¬†picked Sonny Corleone (James Caan) in The Godfather
  • Erica D ¬†picked Marion Crane aka “Marie Samuels” (Janet Leigh) in Psycho
  • Gill at ¬†picked Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) in Django Unchained

 

July 10: Barely Onscreen, but Working it

  • Amanda ¬†picked Martha (Ruth Gillette) in In a Lonely Place
  • Zoe Krainik¬†¬†picked Miriam (Marcia Jean Kurtz) in Dog Day Afternoon and Miriam (Marcia Jean Kurtz) in Inside Man
  • Hollywood Yesterday picked Flower Clerk (Lucille Ball) in¬†Top Hat
  • Lisa Narciso ¬†picked the Buddy Holly waiter (Steve Buscemi) in Pulp Fiction
  • Marci ¬†picked Helen (Evelyn Keyes) in The Seven Year Itch
  • Nell Minow¬†picked Ned Seton (Lew Ayres) in Holiday (1938)
  • Gabriela picked Mr. Astaire (Fred Astaire) in Dancing Lady
  • Erica D ¬†picked Amanda Farrow (Joan Crawford) in The Best of Everything
  • Gill at ¬†picked Amanda True (Joan Crawford) in The Karate Killers
  • Stone Gasman picked Sheila “Miss Folsom” (Dedee Pfeiffer) in Falling Down
  • Craig picked Floyd (Brad Pitt) in True Romance

 

July 11 РNot Even Given a Full Name in the Credits 

  • William Jones picked The Driver (Ryan O’Neal), The Player (Isabelle Adjani), The Connection (Ronee Blakley), and the rest of the cast of The Driver
  • Zoe Krainik¬†¬†picked The Bass Player aka T.B. Player (Ethan Embry) in That Thing You Do!
  • James Mendur ¬†picked the villain in Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Lisa Narciso ¬†picked Gilda (Rita Hayworth) in Gilda
  • Marci ¬†picked¬†The Kid (Dickie Moore)¬†in Out of the Past
  • Nell Minow¬†picked Ernie (Frank Faylen) and Bert (Ward Bond) in It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Gabriela picked Rita (Helene Stanton) in The Big Combo
  • PennyDeLuxe ¬†picked¬†Drunk Sexpot (Jewel Shepard) in Raw Force
  • Erica D ¬†picked Stella (Linda Darnell) in Fallen Angel
  • Gill at ¬†picked Jill the Dog in As Good as it Gets
  • Stone Gasman picked Yvette/”Mark’s Wife” (Ann Jackson) in Blood Debts

 

July 12 – The Guy Who Lost the Girl

  • Amanda ¬†picked Harry Ware (Phil Brown) in State Fair¬†
  • Cristiane Young ¬†¬†picked¬†Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) in His Girl Friday¬†and Daniel Leeson (Ralph Bellamy) in The Awful Truth
  • D. Jarrett McCall picked Kit (Martin Sheen) in Badlands
  • Zoe Krainik¬†¬†picked Stephen (Henry Cavill) in I Capture the Castle
  • Hollywood Yesterday picked Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca
  • Lisa Narciso ¬†picked Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) in Cast Away
  • Marci ¬†picked John Sloan (Reginald Gardiner) in Christmas in Connecticut
  • mumlsss4¬†picked Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) in the¬†Twilight series
  • Neil in Rockville¬†@NeilNRockville¬†picked Becky (Dana Wynter) from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  • Nell Minow¬†picked¬†Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) in His Girl Friday
  • Gabriela picked Philip Raven (Alan Ladd) in This Gun for Hire
  • Erica D ¬†picked both Brice Nobes (Matt Day) and David Van Arkle (Daniel Lapaine) in Muriel’s Wedding
  • Gill at ¬†picked Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson) in The Witches of Eastwick
  • Stone Gasman picked Jack Putter (Martin Short) in Innerspace
  • Will Hink picked Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) in Annie Hall

 

July 13: The Girl Who Lost the Guy

  • Amanda picked Louise (Bette Davis) in Kid Galahad
  • William Jones picked Maggie Gault (Kim Novak) in Strangers When We Meet
  • Zoe Krainik¬†¬†picked Louise (Marcia Van Dyke) from In the Good Old Summertime
  • Hollywood Yesterday picked Brigid (Mary Astor) in The Maltese Falcon
  • Lisa Narciso ¬†picked Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) in An Affair to Remember
  • Marci ¬†picked¬†Cindy Lou (Olga James) in Carmen Jones (1954)
  • Nell Minow¬†picked Anne Dettrey (Celeste Holm) in Gentlemen’s Agreement
  • Gabriela picked The Baroness (Eleanor Parker) in The Sound of Music
  • Erica D ¬†picked Lenore (Eleanor Parker) in Scaramouche
  • Gill at ¬†picked Anna (Julia Roberts) in Closer
  • Stone Gasman picked¬†Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) in Gone With the Wind
  • VRCT Vic ¬†picked Mildred Rogers (Bette Davis) in Of Human Bondage

 

July 14: Dead or Gone Before the Film is Halfway Over

  • Amanda picked Rosemary (Gloria Grahame) in The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Kevin Ruby @CommaChaser¬†picked Julian¬†(Julianne Moore) in Children of Men
  • William Jones picked Audrey Safranek (Kristen Wiig) in Downsizing
  • Vicki Smith picked Beth in every version of Little Women
  • Zoe Krainik¬†¬†picked Jack (Emilio Estevez) in Mission Impossible
  • Writer/Critic @kenjisato1966¬†¬†picked Marion Crane aka “Marie Samuels” (Janet Leigh) in Psycho
  • Lisa Narciso ¬†picked Marion Crane aka “Marie Samuels” (Janet Leigh) in Psycho
  • Marci ¬†picked Arnold (Samuel L. Jackson) in Jurassic Park
  • Nell Minow¬†picked Helen (Elizabeth Taylor) in Jane Eyre (1943)
  • Gabriela picked Helen Morrison (Doris Dowling) in The Blue Dahlia
  • Nuwan Sen picked Anna (Lea Massari) in L’Avventura
  • Erica D ¬†picked ¬†Jena Hoeman (Alexa Kenin) in Pretty in Pink
  • Gill at ¬†picked Bianchi (Martin Balsam) in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  • Chris Crane picked Cyrus (Roger Hill) in The Warriors
  • Stone Gasman picked S√©v√©rine (B√©r√©nice Lim Marlohe) in Skyfall
  • Carl Bridges picked Billy Lo / Lee Chen-Chiang¬†(Bruce Lee) in Game of Death II¬†

*If I missed any, please let me know!

Additional Thoughts on Week 2:

  • Ralph Bellamy was way too lovable to get rejected that many times.
  • I have to see Innerspace¬†now because I must know how Martin Short manages to make getting a tiny man injected inside him AND losing the girl funny.

The Sub-theme for week 3 is Judged by Appearance or Characteristics. Can’t wait to see what you all have in the works!

 

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