Whoa, this is turning out to a mega busy week for me, and I'm just a hair behind ... um no, not harry behind ... sheesh. ;)
So I'm way late for my Q post and I'll start with that, then conclude with R. In keeping with my fave fictional character theme, I give you :
Q is for ...
YES! Quint from Jaws. Of course the character originated with Peter Benchley's novel, but Robert Shaw really brought him to life onscreen. Quint was the Irish-blooded sea captain of the fishing boat, Orca, who was well known around Amity harbor for his sharking skills. Rough around the ages and tougher than nails. He weren't scared of any shark, no matter how big. After all, a fisherman had a job to do, and he had to eat.
My fave line from the film is from Quint: "I'll find him for 3, but I'll catch him and kill him for 10."
Plus, his monologue towards the end when he reveals his history on the USS Indianapolis is just brilliant. Here it is if you're interested:
Moving on ... (Yes, I know I'm a little early... Shhhh...)
Recognize this character?
It's the Reverend Werewolf from Stephen King's Silver Bullet. Boy did I ever love this film when I was a kid. I never actually read this book, which was titled The Cycle of the werewolf, but this character at the time in the 1980s when it came out really pushed the envelope. A reverend who turned into a werewolf?? Yeah, I was all kinds of bewildered and bemused at the same time.
And another R character I just love:
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be playing catch up all weekend checking out your blogs.
Any thoughts on these characters? Or do you have a Q or R character to share?