Poll Suggestion: Favorite Alfred Hitchcock Lead Character

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Who is your favorite starring character in an Alfred Hitchcock film?

Note: Remember, the character, not the actor.

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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Gitte Løyche

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I think it must be Roger O. Thornhill (Cay Grant) from North By Northwest.
There! I bet you didn't think that I could do it!
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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R.O.T. is sooooooooooo ooooobvious.
Shush!!!! Don't tell anyone....that's my choice too!
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FYC:
Joan Fontaine in Suspicion
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Will add it.
Thanks Jessica.
Looking at pictures right now!
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Thanks.

Correction:
Remember, choose the character, not the actor.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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O to OO is OK now!
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MST3K (and Narnia) is Awesome

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Melanie Daniels.  While I'm here I may as well bring up the allegedly cursed Barbie!
The Royal Wedding Barbie You Didnt Even Know You Needed  Barbie
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While she stars in the most famous scene, I would argue that Marion Crane is no leading character in Psycho. Lila Crane (Vera Miles) is.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Yes true.
But If I left out Marion in favor of Lila, poll takers would decry a foul had been committed!
They want me put in the shower instead! Or worse...... face down in Norma Desmond's pool!
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I agree that Lila Crane, not Marion, is a lead and think that, while most film fans know this, you're probably right, Ed, that some voters might object and complain. I suppose it's possible that the reverse is true, though, as well, but at 35 options I guess there's not much to do about that. Oh well. Despite the politics of the day in the States, we still can ignore unreasonable people on GS. (Yay!)  : )
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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I just look at it from the first thing that pops into your head method.
Psycho = shower scene! The two stars in the shower scene?
And I don't believe anyone was unreasonable.
That's the tough thing sometimes about a poll. You cannot please everybody.
I have 159+ polls and but maybe 5 or so complaints after a poll goes live about a missing choice. So my gut instinct is fairly in tune.
:):)
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Ruby?
Did you actually think that I think You and Pencho15 are unreasonable?
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Ed Jones, On that one, I will tend to agree with you.

We can't argue that Marion is a memorable and essential character to the story.

In some specific cases like this one, I believe that we have to use judgment and not simple minute count.

As an example: 

Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) for The Godfather Screentime 16 min, yet he won an Oscar, he is on the poster, and he is regarded by many as one of the best "Leading" characters in cinema. 


Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) for The Silence of the Lambs Screentime 16 min, yet he won an Oscar, he is also regarded as one of the best characters/performances in cinema.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Thanks.
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If we use the Oscars as an argument, Janet Leigh was nominated as Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Anyway, I would say you only really need Perkins on the list.
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There is no list. I will not be toyed with by you or anybody. This is never going live and you know it. So why are you here? Don't you have something better to do? You know this is supposed to be all about fun. Well, you are the opposite of "Fun". If your intentions are to drive me away, just ask. I will see to it that I am gone along with all polls. And I do mean "ALL" polls. This will cease to exist. I have been collecting data since my initial dustup. You and the other members ignored me for six months, then like nothing had ever happened you all acted normal. But the environment here is toxic. There are a few rules, but not enough. You champions rarely comment other than to correct spelling or grammatical mistakes. Dan seems to be the only one that cares to comment on a regular basis that he likes something.
If you are going to continue to "Champion" here, then PLEASE get a better attitude sir.
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Ed, of course it has a chance of going live, that's why we're all here.
I wish you hadn't deleted it.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Sorry Jessica. But Peter has been pushing the envelope to my limit of tolerance.
I have already requested a thread delete for this.
Thanks for you support.
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Ed, I never believed you thought I were unreasonable. I only mentioned the Marion Crane case as I had doubts about it, and I asked as I do with other suggestions and authors when that happens.
Once you share your thinking and we know you considered the options, then there's nothing wrong with the poll and it has many chances of going live, that's precisely why the champions are leaving comments, because it is being considered.
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cinephile, there seems to be some odd magic for antagonist or villain to appear for 16 minutes in the movie. That is also the exact number of minutes Arnold Schwarzenegger is onscreen in The Terminator (1984) according to my estimates (a bit proud of that hobby and can't stop plugging the results, sorry). Although overall screentime of character if we count in all the stunt doubles and special effects is a bit more - 26 minutes. Which still feels like a lot more plot-wise, considering it's a 107 minute movie. It's amazing how much impact a character can make in a movie, despite essentially only being a fairly small part of it.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Lets put this Marion thing to rest.


My opinion is not just mine. This respected site says pretty much the same as I.
I just do not make things up. It is from a lifetime of watching movies. My opinions are usually spot on, yet I'm second guessed left and right. How can I possibly know what I'm talking about? I've only been making polls for two years. Yes, two. But I have been at the school of film for 50+ years. I just do not watch Chris Nolan Films! I like Nora Ephron, John Ford, Michael Mann, and a thousand others. I am well rounded. Yet my opinion is constantly barraged by those that are younger than I, that disrespect my intelligence and seem to think they know better. I listen. I disagree. I defer when there is a particular genre of film that deserves inclusion. But I do not dismiss those I respect out of hand.
Ruby and Pencho. I respect both of you tremendously. But Ruby the "we still can ignore unreasonable people on GS. (Yay!)  : )" actually hurt my feelings. There is nothing in that statement to "Yay" about or make light of. Maybe you were in a playful mood, but I don't yay about standing my ground. It is not an I win you lose thing. It is to me a "We all win". Standing up for what you believe is very important to me. To cheapen it with offhand comments is???? I'm by no means a PC kind of person, but I do make an effort with all persons to make them understand new concepts. You should know this being a teacher. While I'm not a teacher, I teach new things to people every time I'm in contact with someone that would like to learn. You know that special feeling you get when you really reach someone and expand their knowledge. It is the most awesome feeling on the planet. Oh making people laugh is right up there too.

Just my ramblings!
Cheers to both of you.
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List of Psycho Characters
https://www.ranker.com/list/psycho-characters/reference

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Updated June 8, 2017 2.5k views 15 items

List of Psycho characters, along with pictures when available. These characters from the movie Psycho are listed according to their relevance in the film, so the top of the list features mostly lead characters. From main characters to minor roles and cameos, these characters are really what made the movie stand out as a great film. The names of the actresses and actors who played each role are also included below, so this Psycho character list is a great way to find out who portrayed your favorite role.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, including Sam Loomis and Lila Crane.

If you're asking yourself, "What are the character's names in Psycho?" then this list will answer your question.

If you want to view this list of Psycho roles alphabetically, then click on "Name" at the top of the list. Is one of your favorite characters missing? Feel free to add them by typing in their name at the bottom of the list.


As you can see here, Lila is a scant 12th on the list of importance. This is why she is not in the poll.






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