vivian rutledge


The Big Sleep [1946]

Let me do the talking, angel. I don’t know yet what I’m going to tell them. It’ll be pretty close to the truth.

Plot: Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he’s seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks

Actors: Humphrey Bogart (Philip Marlowe), Lauren Bacall (Vivian Rutledge), Martha Vickers (Carmen Sternwood)

Writers: William Faulkner & Leigh Brackett

9 film characters I can relate to

I was tagged by twoheadedfilmfanatic - which I was really touched by, since its such a great ask.

Snake Plissken (Kurt Russel)  Escape From NY

Originally posted by slaytanic-andy666

I know its an odd choice but I find something about the dynamic of his being misunderstood by those he’s sympathetic to, combined with a resistance to the institutions around him - I’m not a navy seal badass or anything, but the character’s stubbornness in the face of a world that is completely fucked up, with choices that are equally bad, is endearing. Maybe I’m just stubborn too.

Buster Keaton (Sherlock Jr. in Sherlock Jr)

Originally posted by die-seite-des-dr-caligari

This character remains deluded by his own skills, and partly submerged in a fantastical world of his own imagining. I identify with most Keaton characters, not so much in being put-apon as in their acting in a way they consider to be normal which ultimately is out of step with the world around them. I think both the difficulties and delusions of creativity of Keaton characters are appealing.

Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal) Frank, 2014

Originally posted by gifstreet

I’m not sure why I identify with Clara so much, but I think it may be because I identify with the character’s fear of change and becoming an outsider. I think Clara’s anger is something I see as a reflection of insecurity. Odd choice, I know.

Chiyoko (Millennium Actress, 2001)

Originally posted by zeonn

Its not so much the personal circumstances of Chiyoko that I identify with as an unquenchable sense of adventure and mystery. I think the pursuit of the unknown for its own sake is something that helps define my life. Find me wandering around, getting lost, sans smartphone, because I want to and I can. If you prefer live action, I identify with the serial heroine, Torchy Blaine.

Vivian Rutledge (The Big Sleep, 1946) // Nora (the Big Sleep), etc

I identify with fatale/noir characters in that they all feel trapped by a sense of time and lost opportunity.  I’m too afraid to commit to anything before its too late - and the noir fatale is swept away by choice and situational ethics.

Newton Gezzler (Charlie Day)  Pacific Rim

I’m a grad student trying to figure things out ? I guess I also identify with Gezzler’s adolescent attitude to some things, contrasted with a hard edge (leather and heavy metal). And his struggle to get unconventional ideas heard.

Sam Baker (Molly Ringwald) Pretty In Pink

I identify with the essential premise that Sam is so unremarkable that even her friends and family forget her; its difficult to balance a desire to be private and not share information, with connecting with others when you are shy.

Summer (Zooey Deschanel) 500 Days of Summer

I hate to say I identify with MPDGs. Since I’m the only one, I do. Going to the opera and then a slasher flick ? Yes. Formal dresses, poetry, and videogames ? Sure. Anyways, this character is not my spirit animal and is a little two dimensional, but I do things the old fashioned way and have fun biking in dresses, so there.

I couldn’t choose one last one so- any Jessie Eisenberg character, The Bride in Kill Bill, Pris in Bladerunner, Steve Zissou in the Life Aquatic…

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