June 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm #25994
Both are good guesses and Weilyn, I actually made a Man who Laughs (Too early for noir, though Veidt is terrific in it) tribute a few weeks ago with Quinn Blaine, but unfortunately no cigar for either of you. New clue: Wheelchair down a staircase.
Additionally here is an alien.June 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm #25995
I can’t believe I didn’t catch that one! It’s one of my favourite films.
Wheelchair down staircase? … sorry, aint ringing any bells at the moment…
Kyankan looks great! Really like his outfit.June 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm #25996
Thanks and my last clue is that Kris Kringle beat the character for best supporting actor at the Oscars.June 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm #25997
Well, I found the name with some googling, but that’s cheating
Never heard of the movie, to be honest, but it looks pretty great. Will need to check it out.June 10, 2013 at 3:47 am #26022
Well, I found the name with some googling […] Never heard of the movie…
Ditto here. And the broad grin of your character mislead me to believe it was Emanuel Goldenberg. Wasn’t even close…June 10, 2013 at 6:32 am #26027
I’d recommend Kiss of Death, it is a great noir, well good noir elevated by Widmark’s oscar nominated performance. Now my net character, my private eye Hawthorne smokes more than Mitchum in Out of the Past, another fantastic noir.
“Things used to be simpler. Good fought evil. Sword clashed with sword. Spell countered spell. But times have changed. Arrows became lead. Stone castles became steel obelisks that pierced the heavens. Good and evil disappeared into shades of gray. Kingdoms faded into cities and kings became mayors. Knights became cops and rangers became snipers. Magic still flies, but it is simpler. The only things that really stayed the same are the things people want : sex, money, power. People lie, cheat, steal and even kill for these things and they always will. I deal with these people, they need things found or discovered, I’m their man. The name’s Hawthorne and for the right price, I’ll find something for you.”June 10, 2013 at 7:57 am #26035
Love love love Hawthorne’s soliloquy . That’s some kickass writing.June 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm #26050
Thanks and here is another pic with Hawthorne for the contest.
“The real secret of how to stay standing in this bedlam is not to be well liked, or feared. It is to be unknown, a shadow on the wall.”June 10, 2013 at 11:06 pm #26070
“The most dangerous thing on this planet is a dame. There are daggers in men’s smiles and womens’ are filled with stilettos.”
June 11, 2013 at 6:20 am #26084
Those covers rock. I’m not really a fan of film noir; although, admittely, I’m not sure I’ve ever watched one, unless The Maltese Falcon or Mike Hammer (TV show) counts. If you’ll give a me couple of recommendations, I’d be willing to check them out. I also seem to remember a couple of ST:NG episodes using film noir.June 13, 2013 at 11:49 am #26163
Well, Noir is one of, if not, my favorite Genre and I have plenty to recommend. Both of those would count as noir and Kiss me Deadly is a decent Mike Hammer noir, it also inspired the glowing suitcase in Pulp Fiction. The best noirs I have seen are Out of the Past with Robert Mitchum, Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat, Double Indemnity, Odd Man Out, D.O.A., and Gilda. A mention with noir undertones and a fantastic Robert Mitchum is Night of the Hunter. And my favorite movie of all time is a noir, and my next character’s name is a reference to it.
Callaway is a cop/knight who is an expert with his sword. Also people think he’s irish leading him to constantly say, “It’s Callaway, not Callahan. English not Irish.” This last bit is a reference to my favorite movie, a movie who has been my avatar and my signature before. And either those with a good memory or good film history/knowledge, may answer the riddle and earn a redesign from me.June 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm #26183
Uh – that one I know! That’s from “Der dritte Mann” … emm … I mean “The Third Man” (had to google to be sure of the original english title) …June 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm #26185
Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat
I think I’ve heard of that one… The name’s familiar anyway. And if it’s Fritz Lang, then I’m definitely going to check that one out. (And I’ll have plenty of time for that since I finish my GCSEs tomorrow, so that gives me an extra six weeks on my summer hols- which should give me the chance to catch up on my movie-watching.)June 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm #26187
Trekkie, I just started my summer break as well, and noir is on the agenda, I have too many to count available to watch. I’d recommend the Big Heat and the Third Man, which is fantastic and my favorite movie. I believe the BFI actually listed it as the best English movie of all time. Night of the Hunter is also superb. Madjack, you have earned a redesign of one of your characters. Post the character or a concept here and I will do it in my own flair.
Taking a little break from Noir, here is Mikhail, the leader of a group of mutants who wish to conquer the world. They were the result of the falling soviet Union’s attempt to create supersoldiers by breeding mutants. When their powers did not manifest, they were abandoned, along with others in the fall of the USSR. This abandonment would fuel Mikhail’s rage and made it easy to recruit his fellow projects in his goal of world domination. They believe mutants to be the future and they hope to ensure their reign.
Mikhail, or as one who is like god, has the ability to absorb energy, whether it be plasma or kinetic, and turn it into invulnerability and strength. He can also burn with pure energy or charge objects to explode, but he cannot throw energy. He can be wounded, but since his ability absorbs energy, nothing gets in to damage him. He is a very potent enemy as all attacks just make him stronger and he is nigh unstoppable.June 14, 2013 at 6:42 am #26230
Madjack, you have earned a redesign of one of your characters. Post the character or a concept here and I will do it in my own flair.
Taking a little break from Noir […]
Well, that’s an offer I can’t refuse. Hope I can persuade you to take a litte break from your little break from Noir…
Here’s a character I made up some time ago which I’m no longer satisfied with:
Daren Breaden is a privat eye / sorcerer with a partially demonic heritage working on cases related to the supernatural and otherwise weird – a psychic detective with a liability to the occult if you like. When using magic he takes on some demonic features (like his horns and the tail) and his powers include the ability to perceive ghosts and other supernatural entities.
I imagine him like a combination of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Doctor Strange and Daimon Hellstrom – but not as a ripoff of John Constantine! Maybe hard to explain what I’m going for, but I want him definitely “darker” and “grimier” than in my picture – in other words: more of that film noir style you’re so great at …
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