Directed by: Terence Young, Written by: Frederick Knott, Robert Carrington and Jane-Howard Carrington
PROS: He’s a hipster, sociopath who wears sunglasses all the time. He’s played brilliantly by Alan Arkin, so there’s a certain coolness to his absolute evil. Besides that… not so much in the Pro category
CONS: He’s an amoral killer who threatens to burn Audrey Hepburn to death. No body messes with my girl Audrey.
Why I chose Roat: I specifically am referencing Alan Arkin’s movie portrayal of Roat, Harry Roat, Jr. and Mr. Roat, Sr. in Wait Until Dark because he is absolutely wonderful in the role. He’s both funny and terrifying at the same time. And he’s really, really, really wicked.
Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project.
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October 21st, 2013 at 11:52 pm
I love writing wicked characters! I have one in particular who’s such a complete jerk to his twin brother. He can say whatever he wants. He’s sneaky and charming and the sort of person girls should stay away from. What fun. I do wonder how evil people rationalize and if they Can rationalize are they evil or deluded?
October 22nd, 2013 at 12:00 am
Your book sounds wickedly interesting! You’ll have to let us know when it comes out. (And let me know if you need a cover designer.) Best of luck. Cheers,
October 22nd, 2013 at 12:18 am
I seriously might need a cover designer so I will keep you in mind. My first book is already out–The House On Tenafly Road– Fred Crenshaw is the wicked one who pushes a kid out of a hayloft in book one and in book two he does worse to a black cadet at West Point. He’s bad!
October 22nd, 2013 at 1:38 am
Keep me in mind. 🙂
OHHH that FRED CRENSHAW I hate him already!
What’s the genre of your book? And is it on Amazon?
October 22nd, 2013 at 1:26 pm
The genre is historical family saga. The first book takes place just after the Civil War. It got picked as an Editors’ Choice book at The Historical Novel Society! Here’s the link if you want to take a look:
Thanks for the interest 🙂
May 5th, 2014 at 2:26 am
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