You can always tell when it's the "silly season" or else there is not a huge amount of news going on. Papers, web sites etc always come up with these weird and wonderful lists.
Today it's the turn of the top cinema hero's and villains.
Hannibal Lecter, Norma Bates, Darth Vader, The Wicked Witch of the West fill the first four places. However I'm glad to see others like Mister Potter (Wonderful Life), The Queeen from Snow White and the Shark from Jaws also make it into the top twenty five.
When it comes to hero's where do you start ?
The top twenty five could be a top hundred there are so many to chose from.
The number one they listed did slightly surprise me, I even had to check what file "Atticus Finch" actually appeared in, which was of course "To Kill A Mocking Bird". However names like Indiana Jones, James Bond, Rick Blaine and Will Kane (High Noon) did not surprise me. Those chosen have brought back memories as well as bringing to mind those not chosen.
I wonder who'd be on the list of literary hero's and villains. For one "Bill Sykes" must be up there on the villain side. Which brings me back Cruella de Vil a character that can make even one hundred dalmatians shudder.
BARRY EVA (Storyheart)
Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
"Across the Pond"