This month’s theme is movies and how being a classic movie fan has influenced my writing.
So who are your favorite movie heroes, characters you will watch over and over again? Here are a few of mine:
- Sherlock Holmes: I will try most Sherlock Holmes movies, but I haven’t watched the ones staring Robert Downey, Jr. because, physically, he is so unlike my vision of the character that I don’t think I could buy him as the Great Detective.
- Amateur detectives: I love movies in which a non-professional investigates a mystery. Underdogs have always appealed to me.
- Unlikely heroes: I know this is pretty broad, but what I mean is when a movie creates a hero that breaks usual movie stereotypes. I’ve only seen parts of a 1943 horror movie called The Return of the Vampire but the parts I have seen I’ve enjoyed because the characters tackling the vampire are not a well-muscled young hero and his brave girlfriend, but a middle-aged women and a almost-retirement-age police inspector, who are trying to thwart the vampire’s efforts to capture the fiancée of the women’s son.
Who are your favorite movie heroes?