Poll: The Dark Side of New Hollywood
A poll by Son_of_albstein
Results of 356 votes:
Robert De Niro
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Godfather (1972)
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
They Got Away With Murder!
These are the characters who avoided the consequences of committing a murder. They were either found not guilty by a judge or were never even caught to begin with. Which of these movie characters would you put behind bars? WARNING: This poll contains MAJOR SPOILERS. After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for: They Are Innocent!
Mysterious Movie Characters
Over the years, cinema has graced us with countless fascinating personalities with even more fascinating origins. For some characters, however, much of their allure stems from the fact that they have remained an enigma to us, mysterious characters whose pasts WE DEMAND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT. With many of them, we were either given their 'version' of their past or simply no backstory at all. Either way, we're left with questions. Which of these mysterious characters portrayed in film, and their surely fascinating pasts, would you be eager to learn more about? (Please note: In order to be eligible for this list, these characters must have a past, whether it being their childhood or background, that hasn't truly been explained in the films they have featured in and thus remain a general mystery to us.) After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Loneliest Movie Characters
"Loneliness has followed them their whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. They're God's lonely people." Who makes you feel the loneliest? Share Your Thoughts Here I exclude superhero, non-human (animated, vampire, dracula, monster, etc) and sole-survivor / trapped in a lone situation like Castaway or Life of Pi This is a re-creation of a poll that was published on May 02, 2015.
Ten Movie Characters' Incomprehensible Mistakes
*** MAJOR SPOILERS !!! *** We all make mistakes, don't we? Indeed, it is a common trope to have a movie character making the one mistake that ultimately causes or accelerates his downfall. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): SPOILER: McMurphy never leaves the institution when he has countless opportunities, in Sunset Blvd. (1950), SPOILER: Joe comes back to Norma, in Heat (1995), SPOILER: Neil needs to kill Waingro instead of fleeing, in Scarface (1983), SPOILER: Tony Montana refuses the banker's rates, and precipitates his downfall by making an enemy out of Sosa etc. But these are not the tragic mistakes this poll is about -- those with a 'good' reason to happen. The following list contains ten really bad mistakes... made under circumstances where the character could really think twice before making the choice. These ten moves were so badly thought, so ridiculously doomed to fail or so dangerously stupid that even the fans of the movies have a hard time justifying them. Now, since nothing is really irrational, the main justification for these mistakes can always be found: ego, hubris, overestimating the enemy's stupidity, or, from a screenwriter's perspective, the fact that there would be no story otherwise. But seriously, which of these ten mistakes do you find the hardest to accept, no matter how good the film is? You may discuss the list here
Heart Pounding Wheel Masters
Which actor/actress wheel master character makes your heart beat a little faster? After voting, please discuss here.