Saturday, April 7, 2012

A to Z - George or Granger

George A. Romero

Oh come on! Who else would I have featured beside the “Godfather of all Zombies”? Yup, I didn't think so... An American film director, screenwriter and editor, best known for his horror films about a hypothetical zombie apocalypse.

Night of the Living Dead, There's Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch, Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, Creepshow, Day of the Dead, Document of the Dead, Creepshow 2, Drive-In Madness, Monkey Shines, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Two Evil Eyes, Night of the Living Dead, The Silence of the Lambs, The Dark Half, Bruiser, The American Nightmare, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream, Diary of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. RomeroDeadtime Stories, Survival of the Dead, & The Crazies




Gandalf

A character novels and movies The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He is a wizard, member and later the head of the order known as the Istari, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring and the army of the West. In The Lord of the Rings, he is known as Gandalf the Grey, but after returning from his death, he was sent back as a more powerful figure; Gandalf the White. Gwaihir, lord of eagles, carried him to Lórien, where he was healed of his injuries and re-clothed in white robes by Galadriel. He travelled to Fangorn Forest, where he encountered Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas *sigh* who were on a quest to find Merry and Pippin.





Good Will Hunting

A 1997 drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård (Alex Skarsgårds’ dad – who I featured on “E” day here). Written by Affleck and Damon, and with Damon in the title role, the film follows 20-year-old Will Hunting, a genius who is forced to see a therapist and study advanced mathematics with a renowned professor to avoid jail time. Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend and his girlfriend while confronting his emotional issues and making decisions about his future. Along the way, helps his therapist in return.





Hermione Jean Granger
One of the three protagonists in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She initially appears in the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as a new student on her way to Hogwarts. Harry and Ron dislike her untill they save her from a mountain troll in the girls' bathroom, they become close friends. Using her quick wit, precise recall, she helps them in their quests She’s a walking, talking encyclopedia. Hermione is described as having bushy brown hair and brown eyes. Hermione is horrified by the cruelty she witnesses to house-elves and founds S.P.E.W., the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare. Hermione is portrayed during the whole series as an exceptionally talented young witch. She received eleven O.W.L.s and ten Outstandings . She is the best student in Harry's year and is repeatedly the first student to master any spell or charm. She is also the first one to be able to cast non-verbal spells. Hermione is an exceptional duellist, capable of outmatching even Death Eaters. The only thing she has ever lost is Wizard Chest. Her wand is made of vine wood and dragon heartstring core.

 What an interesting couple they would have made.


Gothi
A goði or gothi (plural goðar) is the Old Norse term for a priest and chieftain. Gyðja signifies a priestess.

In Scandinavia there are surviving early attestations in the Proto-Norse form gudija from the Norwegian Nordhuglo runestone Rundata and in the later Old Norse form goði from two Danish runestones, the Glavendrup stone and the Helnæs Runestone. There are also a few placenames, such as Gudby in Södermanland, Sweden, that probably retain the name. Otherwise, there are no further surviving attestations except from Iceland where the goðar would be of historical significance. The goðar are depicted in the Sagas as the religious and political leaders of their district or goðorð. In Iceland, prior to Christianization, religious temples or hofs were privately owned and maintained by a hofgoði or temple priest. They were also an important part of the Icelandic political system for a long time after the arrival of Christianity. The term goði is often used as a priestly title by modern adherents of various denominations of Germanic Neopaganism, especially in Ásatrú.

37 comments:

  1. Love George. He has the best zombie films!

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  2. Love all the movies my son and his wife are going on the new harry potter tour at a movie set near London soon, im jealous.
    Love your G's and look forward to H

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    1. Oh that would be an awesome thing to do! Lucky them.

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  3. Gandalf is my fave G

    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  4. I love everyone on this list, but Granger is the best. I just love Harry Potter. Gandalf though - amazing.

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    1. Thanks! Granger is like a mini Dumbledore or Gandolf.

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  5. I think soo many young girls can relate to Hermione :)

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    1. Absolutely! She's what young girls should inspire to be.

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  6. We named our whitish-gray Siamese cat Gandalf :)

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    1. Aww, Gandalf is a perrrrfect name for a cat. How cool.

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  7. good will hunting is one of my favourite films of all times. another great post, and of course we love granger, I cant see her getting with malfoy, that punch in the third film was almost to great for words.

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    1. GWH is an all-time fav of mine, tho I have many. I think Hermione and Draco would be good together. Good and bad - Ying and yang.

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  8. I'll say this, Good Will Hunting is one of the best films ever made.

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  9. You've always got so many greats! These are no different:)

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    1. I love new followers! Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Maybe it's just me, but when I look at the picture of Hermione and Draco I think "They could be brother and sister." And that would just make it really weird if they'd ever dated.

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  12. Great list. :)
    I got our local theater to do a midnight showing of Night of the Living Dead on my husband's birthday one year. It's his all time favorite.

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    1. Wow! That is awesome! I bet he loved that. What a great wife you are. Stop making the rest of us look bad. ;)

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  13. Gandalf and Hermione! Schweet!

    And I would've dated Draco. kid was darn cute

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    1. I definitely became cuter as he aged.

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  14. Ooooh, Gandalf and Romero in the same post; could it get better?

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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  15. I love Hermione, Harry Potter wouldn't be the same without her :) I also love Gandalf, great post :)

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    1. I know what you mean. She helped make the series.

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  16. Night of the living dead was my first zombie movie. Every time I went outside at night that movie came back to haunt me.

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  17. Draco and Hermione .... hmmmm. Now that's just a bit creepy. Must be too much butterbeer.

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    1. You never know. Hmmm, I wonder what butterbear tastes like. Butter + beer ???

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  18. George and Gandalf - excellent choices!
    And nothing wrong with participating in a lot of blogfests. They're fun.

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    1. It's the best to get to know another blogger... with blogfest and bloghops and blogwhatevers.

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  19. These are great G's, Danielle.

    I'm now in the mood for a Romero film.

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  20. What an all-encompassing post:-)

    The only film I've seen from that list is The Silence of the Lambs. Oh dear!
    (Visiting from A-Z challenge)

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