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#1 of 75 Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 01 2010 - 06:46 AM

Note: this thread was originally used for a contest.  There are a lot of good characters here so I am renaming the thread and reopening it for non-contest participation.

List one of your favorite characters from a Paramount movie along with the title of the movie its from.  

#2 of 75 Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 07 2010 - 02:44 PM

This portion of the contest is now open.  Congratulations to Mike Caronia, ghaist1 (Glenn), and Joseph J.D. who are our winners from the first week.



#3 of 75 Brian McHale

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Posted March 08 2010 - 01:51 AM

Okay, so this is an obvious choice...

Character: Indiana Jones

Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

And here's a thread on the name change (from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark):
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/241136/indiana-jones-and-the-raiders-of-the-lost-ark

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#4 of 75 Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 08 2010 - 01:52 AM

Thats the benefit of posting first, you get the easy pick /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif. 

#5 of 75 ScottJH

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Posted March 08 2010 - 01:54 AM

Ferris Bueller from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Review: http://www.hometheat...eller-s-day-off

#6 of 75 Jason Charlton

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Posted March 08 2010 - 01:58 AM

Character: Tony Stark

Movie: Iron Man

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#7 of 75 JoeBond

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Posted March 08 2010 - 02:04 AM

Character: Jack Ryan

Movie: Clear and Present Danger

HTF Review: www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/274917/htf-blu-ray-review-the-jack-ryan-series


#8 of 75 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted March 08 2010 - 02:18 AM

I could never name ONE favorite from among the thousands of great characters that have come down from the mountain and into our theaters and homes.  How can you choose from among roles made immortal by the likes of Harrison Ford, William Shatner, Mae West, Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake?  I'd be hard pressed to pick just one character from Jack Lemmon's work for the studio. 

But, the idea it to pick one, so I give you Rufus T. Firefly, the quintessential Groucho Marx character in quintessential Marx Bros. film - Duck Soup.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif">

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#9 of 75 Colin Davidson

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Posted March 08 2010 - 03:00 AM

Character: Truman Burbank

Movie: The Truman Show

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#10 of 75 John Stell

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Posted March 08 2010 - 03:48 AM

Character: Frank Drebin

Movie: The Naked Gun, et. al.


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#11 of 75 Pete York

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Posted March 08 2010 - 03:52 AM

Sefton in STALAG 17.

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#12 of 75 Ed Moroughan

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Posted March 08 2010 - 04:16 AM

Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard.


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#13 of 75 GlennH

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Posted March 08 2010 - 04:40 AM

Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester, as played by Danny Kaye.

No official HTF review that I can find, but some discussion of this fine VistaVision film is here, including some comments from RAH:

http://www.hometheat...he-court-jester

Sadly, it's now been 5 more years since that discussion, and still no new edition. Sure would like to see a restored version of this classic released on Blu-ray.


#14 of 75 Berkshires

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Posted March 08 2010 - 05:14 AM

Character: Grady Tripp

Film: Wonder Boys

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Posted March 08 2010 - 05:30 AM



Character: Grady Tripp

Film: Wonder Boys

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Posted March 08 2010 - 05:31 AM



Sorry for the double post... the 10:14 one didn't appear until I reposted at 10:30.
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#17 of 75 Terry Hickey

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Posted March 08 2010 - 05:53 AM

Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) in "The Italian Job" (1969 version).

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#18 of 75 Scott Merryfield

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Posted March 08 2010 - 05:57 AM

Since someone got my Indy Jones, I'll go with Scotty from The Star Trek films... let's say Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Link to the review of the motion picture trilogy is here: http://www.hometheat...picture-trilogy


#19 of 75 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 08 2010 - 06:05 AM

George Bailey (the "richest man in town")--from It's a Wonderful Life.

Here is Michael Reuben's review of the Blu-ray release of It's a Wonderful Life.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#20 of 75 RolandL

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Posted March 08 2010 - 06:38 AM

Rex Kramer in Airplane!

A remake of Zero Hour!

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