8 anecdotes origin of the name of our favorite movie characters, you might not know
We rarely think about it, but the names of the main characters of our favorite movies often mean more to us than the pictures: we do not say "Raiders of the Lost Ark" - we call the band "Indiana Jones", "First Blood" itself has become a "Rambo ", and the creators of the blockbuster films are increasingly bear the names of the characters in the headline:" Jack Reacher, "" John Carter, "" Jack Ryan "and only at first glance, such a move looks insignificant. Names attached great importance to find writers and screenwriters hearing sounds catchy combinations dug up old records and their own memories, compose a composite structure, and even abbreviations.
Here is some of the most interesting stories of the birth of film characters names that are now known to each and every "zhzhzh" in these sounds with an ulterior motive.
Prior to the hire of a picture of Sam Mendes' 007 Spectrum "most fans of James Bond most impressive opponent 007 named Ernst Stavro Blofeld. We will not discuss now how much lowered down the bar Christoph Waltz and whether this is his fault, turn to the history of the origin of the sonorous name. The answer to the roots of the name supervillain gave British cricket commentator Henry Blofeld, who told his father he studied with Ian Fleming at Eton and Germanic sounding names - a funny mistake, in fact the roots of the name are from the town of Blofeld in English Norfolk. However, let this prosaic do not upset, because it flourishes in the background of the origin of the name of James Bond - Fleming chose for his character the most boring name that could come up, believing that it gives superspy stealth.
As befits the character of one of the most extensive and detailed fictional universe, the characters Harry Potter "sucked" by fans from all angles. Including discussed and all possible origin of the leading names of the characters. fans of the greatest interest here is the name of the villain Voldemort, and he attributed the cryptic reference to God, and the anagram of the names of his friend JK Rowling. However, the author of the books after a few years of silence opened the same secret name of Him-who-called-is impossible. It turns out that the name of the hero she picked up from the French expression vol de la mort, literally "flight of death", and it could not have suited the sinister character, he is able to fly and everywhere sow death. In the Russian translation of this name even more transformed, becoming Lord Voldemort, whose roots apparently go from Bulgakov's Woland.
According to the origin of the name of the main villain of the universe of "Star Wars", there is a beautiful legend, which states that "Darth Vader" - a "dark father" in Dutch. Disappoint, it is not so, and exposes this invention is quite simple, we need only refer to the drafts of George Lucas. His initial plan did not relied on this character, in the center of the history of Lucas always been Darth Vader, but his transformation into Vader was the result of a script processing at the stage of working on films. Moreover, the final "Empire Strikes Back" even the Lucas does not care much about the plot twists and turns, has spoken the phrase "Luke, I am your father", so that all of coincidence here by chance. The appearance of the same name (and it is recorded in the drafts Lucas, written long before the filming) - a manipulation of transcription of the origin of the hero. Darth - it DARk lord of the siTH, and Vader - short for Invader, "invader" who, in fact, were the soldiers of the Galactic Empire.
When Steven Spielberg and George Lucas came to put the start of one of the best adventure franchises in cinema history, based on nostalgia for the 30-40 years of the last century, the authors took a vivid name for the main character: a strong, memorable, gives confidence . The first option was the Indiana Smith, but Spielberg did not like it, and after two minutes the next Harrison Ford's character was "an entry in the passport" - Indiana Jones. But where did the unusual name Indiana? You'll laugh, but the story of Dr. Jones' father in "The Last Crusade" truth - the hero is really a dog named after George Lucas. Further - more, this chetyrehlapy Indiana even got a cameo in the "Trek". Superpes just some!
Master of visual and logic puzzles Christopher Nolan even the tertiary character is unlikely to give a random name. Particularly clearly seen in his "Interstellar" where Murphy got its name from the author of the famous law, and Dr. Mann is a metaphorical appeal to all mankind. But we turn to another film - to the "beginning" and its main character, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Those who are acquainted with the work of Nolan's only with the advent of the thriller "Remember", will be useful to know that the director has used the name Cobb in his debut feature film, "The persecution." As the hero DiCaprio, what the old Cobb, too, is haunted by his past, and we are not inclined to consider this a coincidence, rather, like any great artist, Nolan weaves of his paintings great lace, most of binder yarns which we do not see.
Characters comic book universe Stan Lee
Peter Parker, Stephen Strange, Reed Richards, Bruce Banner, Matt Murdock, Pepper Potts - have you ever paid attention to the fact that many comic book characters names begin with the same letter? It got to the ridiculous - Superman Clark Kent at some point, at the same time surrounded by Lois Lane, Lex Luthor and Lana Lang - it's like a conspiracy! But who is behind all this? It turns out that the cause of such a funny combination of first and last names of the leading characters all your favorite comic book was forgetting the famous author of the paper stories about superheroes of Stan Lee - writer, it was easier to remember who is who. And the way he worked, though not without flaws - the same Banner in the early comics sometimes called Bob. It is interesting that this trend was picked up and the other - remember Peter Petrelli from "Heroes" or Melinda Mae from "Agents S. I. T.".
The characters of "The Matrix"
How strong impression on the audience made "The Matrix", as it turned out strong and frustrated by its sequels - it is impossible not to wonder how in such an elegant idea turned ponderous canoe with a bunch of unnecessary characters and a flurry of boring effects. And all because the Wachowski (then take) is not particularly zaparivat when scene composition. Even the names of the characters they utterly simple: Neo turned permutation of letters in the word of the One, "elected" Morpheus - literally "Lord of dreams", it's not even a name, a title, well, Trinity - equally obvious just a third character. And then things are not better: two killer albino are called twin primes, Architect, Steward and Oracle does not have a name, and Mirovingu got the name of a noble French dynasty - is not particularly impressive. One could applaud subtle hints contained herein named Neo (Thomas Anderson - Latin, literally "twin son of man"), but looking at the above laxity Wachowski, it's more coincidence than shrewdness.
The rich literary foundation allowed Peter Jackson to turn his trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" into a real visual encyclopedia tolkinistov. But in the case of "The Hobbit" by means of Tolkien was a bit - this book much shorter than its continuation. Hence far more flight of fancy Jackson and Fran Walsh when writing the script for the second trilogy - the authors of the film even had to add a new character, the elf Tauriel. About that, what in the man's company needed a woman whose influence on the development of the plot is equal to zero, we have been told, and that's where it came from her name - it's a good question. And the answer is very handsome - with Middle-earth and its peoples Tolkien invented, and the language in which his "wards" they say. And Tauriel - a daughter of Forests translated from fictional elven. This has a special beauty: the writer comes up with new language for his fictional universe, and the followers of this language to build new structures in a dream world. Fairy tale, and only.