' Cinema Romantico: My Christmas List: 5 Favorite Movie Character Names

Friday, December 05, 2008

My Christmas List: 5 Favorite Movie Character Names

What makes a great movie character name? I have to say, this was tougher than I imagined when I sat down to compose this list. I was tempted to throw names out there like Ferris Bueller, and Lloyd Dobler, and Peter Venkman but those names, I feel, were made more famous by the performances that accompanied them. I didn't want those sort of names. Everyone listed below is a great character but I wanted names that irregardless of the actor/actress who portrayed them or how the character was presented simply stood out on the page and made me say aloud, "Good name. Good name." These are those. What are yours?

1. Sofie Fatale, "Kill Bill Vol. 1"
2. Fielding Mellish, "Bananas"
3. Will Kane, "High Noon"
4. Marty DiBergi, "This is Spinal Tap"
5. Ellen Ripley, "Alien"

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