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I went small-scale with my next six movie character earrings:

From the movie The Descendants

One meaning of the native Hawai’ian plumeria, or frangipani, is ‘the strength to withstand tough challenges.’ Underneath her tough exterior, Alex was a fragile human being. Plumeria blooms are known for their strong fragrance, so I thought it a good symbol for Woodley’s character in this film.

From the movie Napoleon Dynamite

Deb, the friend we should all have in our lives–and the person we should strive to be. Non-judgmental, accepting, and true to herself, Deb is represented by her pink fanny pack and purple Caboodle case.

From the movie The Blues Brothers

Carrie Fisher’s vindictive character in this comedy cartoonishly embodies the vengeful rage triggered by those button-pushers we all have in our own lives.

From the movie Hoosiers

Barbara Hershey’s Myra was a mostly-static character who should have won an Academy just for her RBF (can’t say that). She was such a flat female cartoon, compulsively ball-busting (can’t say that!) the new coach every time she encountered him, but I didn’t know how to make deflated-looking basketballs. I wasn’t too inspired by her role, and (big surprise) there weren’t any other female roles of significance, so she just gets little basketballs. After all, she did finally ‘come around’ to support the coach and succumb to love like most women would. Ha.

From the movie Field of Dreams

I think I was inspired more by character Beulah’s name in the credits than I was by Beulah herself. Let’s step outside, Beulah the book-burner!

From the movie Paper Moon

Adamant Addie wanted her $200! If only I’d had the pluck and business savvy at age 10 (or even now) as she had in this film. Both smart and sentimental, Addie always knew the account balance and kept her treasures close to her heart.

What character-inspired earrings would you make?

Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 16: Kansas (Paper Moon)

Category: Crime/Black & White/Comedy

Quote of Interest:

“I want my $200!”

–Addie Loggins

Three words to describe this film/state: Kismetic con artists

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Ribbon Saleslady, played by Dorothy Price
  • Salesgirl – $20 bill, played by Dejah Moore
  • Harem Tent Barker, played by Kenneth Hughes

State food/recipe to try: Chili and Cinnamon Rolls (it’s a thing!)

Earring Inspo Character: Addie Loggins

Other Notes: One of my favorite things about watching older movies I’ve never seen before is seeing the little details that have influenced modern film and actors. As far as I’d known before, “I want my $2!!” was strictly a Better Off Dead thing. Jim felt that this movie (or director) influenced the work of the Coen Brothers. Tatum O’Neal was (and still is) the youngest person to ever have won an Academy Award, for her role in this sweet and funny film.

Grade: B+

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