Blogathon ’18: Mt. Rushmore of Movies


The awesome and perpetually funny m.brown is hosting a yearly blogathon, and I think its time I took part!! Its simple and fun – exactly what a blogathon should be!

The ‘rules’:

“To participate, simply choose the top four of anything cinematic and explain why they should be carved into the side of a mountain forever. Remember, these are real people carved into imaginary rock – so choose wisely!.”

To participate, simply choose the top four of anything cinematic and explain why they should be carved into the side of a mountain forever. Remember, these are real people carved into imaginary rock – so choose wisely! 

1. I’d like to have all posts done by Friday, March 2nd (where I’ll create a master list, linking back to all of your, er, both of your sites), but it’s cool if you finish way before that. Or later. I honestly don’t mind.  

2. Send me a heads up/steamy nude pic on twitter @twodollarcinema , reply in the comments below, text me, e-mail me (, fart in my general direction, whatever you want, when you’ve finished, okay? That would be mighty kind of you.  

3. In your post, please use the rad banner my wife designed when she should have been working. 

4. Share the announcement with every single person you’ve ever met. Or being that we’re all bloggers, you’re digital friends.  

5. Be awesome. And if you’re here, already know that you are anyway.

My Mt. Rushmore isn’t particularly memorable if I am honest. But damnit I love these characters and they make the movies that they star in, with all other characters lost in the background.

So, this is my Mt. Rushmore: My favourite four lead female characters who are delusional, crazy, bonkers, and dangerous. I wish there were more characters like these.

Repulsion – Carol (Catherine Deneuve)


I am cheating here as I already wrote about this performance a while back, but Catherine Deneuve steals the show as a shy, isolated female who’s sanity begins to crack as she begins to have rape fantasies/dreams. The second half of this film is extremely confronting but is Polanski’s best work in my opinion.

A film that must be seen.

The Babadook – Amelia (Essie Davis)


Essie Davis makes this movie, especially that bonkers final act. The fact that she seems to somewhat hate her son makes her further unsettling. The Babadook may be the titular character, but Essie’s Amelia is easily the scariest character of the film. The ending also forces you to wonder about her sanity.

The Neon Demon – Sarah (Abbey Lee)


Okay, this isn’t a lead character, but it is certainly not a small role. The film is filled with insane female characters – this is the modelling industry – but one rises above the rest. With some of the most memorable lines and scenes of last year, Abbey Lee’ Sarah is easily the nastiest witch of the coven that is created, seemingly devoid of any emotion.

“I ate her”

Misery (1990) – Annie (Kathy Bates)


This is one of the better King adaptations, and Kathy Bates steals the show, gradually morphing from a seemingly nice, friendly nurse, to a somewhat eccentric fan of the writer she is caring for, to a complete and utter lunatic. The transformation is fantastic.

I’m late to the party but take part if you want to have a laugh. Go check out twodollarcinema for m.brown’s ‘s entry, and keep an eye out for everyone else’s Mt. Rushmore of Cinema!

Thank you to the one or two people that read this. =D

Honorable mentions: Mai Farrow’s Rosemary in Polanski’s Rosemary‘s Baby, Susannah York’s Cathryn in Robert Altman’s Images, Liv Ullmann’s Elisabet Volger in Bergman’s Persona, Natalie Portman’s Nina in Aronovsky’s Black Swan…………………

11 Comments on “Blogathon ’18: Mt. Rushmore of Movies

  1. Kathy Bates is terrifying in Misery. What a great choice. And so is Essie Davis in The Babadook. You’re so right about her not being all that fond of her son and it making her all the more unsettling. Not a big fan of The Neon Demon, but Lee was good. I really need to see Repulsion.

    Some great ones in your HM’s too. Some others I love:

    Glen Close in Fatal Attraction
    Rebecca DeMornay in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
    Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female
    Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl

    I could probably do this for days, so I’ll stop there. Great post!

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  2. Kathy Bates is amazing and so chilling in Misery. The constant changes in her character are really creepy.


    • me too!! She’s been around awhile in Aussie stuff, but she was brilliant in the babadook. I want to see her in something else soon


  3. Not memorable? No way. This is fantastic.

    I gotta go with Bates as my number one, as her character in Misery has haunted me forever. As you said, it’s the progression that creeps under your skin, you know, as initially, she seems likes a pretty nice lady. But….wait for it. The madness is coming.

    I totally forgot about the mom in The Babadook, but now that you mention her, she’s a great call, too. If I remember right, I don’t blame for how she feels about her son…that little bastard wears her down sooooo much.

    I have not seen your other two picks, and I’m not sure I can handle either one. Maybe I’ll recruit my wife to join me…?

    Great picks, man. Stoked that you joined in!

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    • Hell yes. Her character in Neon was just so fucking cold. Amazing stuff I can’t wait to see her next too. dyknow of any other films she has been good in?


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