Thursday, 7 February 2013

Adaption: Paying Homage to Heroes and Villains in Wild Western Film Part 2

This time, I'm looking towards our hero: Lenny Knightingale, a young, confident, but somewhat cocky weasel.

Of course, going with the hero Archetype, I attempted to make him as relateable and as familiar as possible to audiences. This means good-looking (as much as possible as far as anthropomorphic animals go), bold stance and a friendlier appearance than that of the villain.

I looked at the protagonists of classic western films from the 1950s onwards.

Alan Ladd as Shane in "Shane" (1953)

John Wayne as Reuben J. Cogburn in "True Grit" (1969)

The Mgnificent Seven in "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) (Picture from potential re-make of film)

-and of course, the legendary Clint Eastwood