Everyone likes and loves a pessimistic movie character. Isn't that so? For decades, filmmakers have enjoyed bringing pessimistic and negative characters into their stories; From the dark and violent noir films of the 1930s and 1940s to the horror films of today. There are many defining characters and games that we have to go to, whether the protagonist or the super villain of the story, usually cold and selfish characters who not only attract the most attention, but also have the greatest impact on the audience. The films go deep into the question of how such a pessimistic worldview can be born, allowed to grow and develop, and affect not only the individual but also the environment around them.
With countless tributes Over the years, this list looks at 10 exemplary portrayals of the most pessimistic characters in the world of cinema, both in the old and the new age of cinema.
10. Diana Christensen in the movie Network ( Network )
- Product: 1976/USA
- Director: Sydney Lumet
- Cast: Phi Danawi, William Holden, Peter Finch and
- Metacritic Score: 83 out of 100
- Ratten Score Tomitoz: 91 out of 100
- User rating IMDb to movie: 1/8 out of 10 <//li>
Sydney Lumet's shocking film about television networks depicts the terrifying and uplifting emotions that these visual media give us and is one of the darkest entertaining films from the heart of the new Hollywood movies. Has come out. Few films like this have a poignant critique of society. The work in which Lumet shows how the top officials of the networks are terribly looking for scandal and having behind-the-scenes relationships. In a world where success is short-lived, rankings are the only thing that matters. Neither honesty nor fidelity, nor performance history, nor even merit, which was previously accepted by all, and no character can be better embodied by these people than Diana Christensen (played by Phi Danawi). Although he is far removed from other pessimistic characters in this dirty, deceitful world, he is, in a word, amazing. The incumbent character in this film allows him to look very lovable at first and sometimes even blinks at you. But his cold and soulless nature and strict decisions are always with him and reveal the mask of the monster face of this character. She is a woman who sees with her own eyes the collapse and mental breakdown of a respectable man, and sees this as nothing more than an opportunity for advancement. Policies, principles and rules mean nothing to him and do not stand in his way in his quest for continued success. He has put his finger on the pulse of society, which evokes the anger and air of human breath and passion, and he accepts it completely to his own detriment. Danawi revives all that complexity and nails everyone in almost every scene he is in. He plays Paddy's tricks very quickly and always shows confidence when his moral circle is slowly falling apart. When the time comes for him to face his inner reality and corruption, Danawi shows the inner emptiness and unhappiness with which he has lived.
The direction in which news has flowed over the years Since the release of this film, the film "Network" needs more attention than ever and is more in tune with the current atmosphere than before. Honesty and other morals have been forgotten, and despicable sentimentality, worthless propaganda, and the absence of even the slightest bit of sympathy have taken their place. Thank God this movie is so entertaining, otherwise it just seems like a dirty way of making accurate predictions of what is going to happen in the future.
9. Detective William Somerset in Seven ( Seven )
- Product: 1995/USA
- Director: David Fincher
- Cast: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and
- Metacritic Score: 65 out of 100
- Score Raton Tomitoz: 82 out of 100
- User rating IMDb to movie: 8.6 out of 10
David Fincher's terrifying thinking about the world and human sins is known with astonishing accuracy. Various forms of pessimism can be seen just below his dark and dirty neo-noir, from the humble defeatism of Detective Somerset (played by Morgan Freeman) to the hatred of John Doe (played by Kevin Spacey) of man and his intense desire to punish people. A sinner. In the meantime, however, it is Somerset's view that has the most impact. When he is compared to the young and idealistic character of Detective Mills (played by Brad Pitt), you see the many branches of life that barely pass through the filth and filth of life. Where perhaps morality, compassion, and compassion once existed within him is now empty and has given way to indifference and pessimism. He no longer values duty or social responsibility. Men like John Doe have slowly eliminated these and left a little energy for a man of this stature and position, which makes it difficult to maintain even the health of his body.
This nameless city The sign literally contains everything, scratches the sky and traps and traps everything and everyone in ugly sewage. This is exactly the ecosystem that allows a mentally ill person like John Doe to flourish and roam the city for himself, an intelligent and selfish man with a dangerously God-like complexity who sees nothing but evil around him. His horrific crimes speak as much about his social values as his desire to kill and his thirst for blood. This film does not even show you his horrific, shocking and brutal crimes. Fincher rightly knows that if he does it well, the fear that is rooted in the human mind and soul is more effective than the fear that is shown. The film is at its best annoying, leaving you alone with the horrific remnants of these crimes, forcing our imaginations to pull the pieces of this bloody puzzle together.
8 . Levin Davis in the movie Inside Llewyn Davis ( Inside Llewyn Davis )
- Product: 2013/USA, France and England
- Director: Coen Brothers
- Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carrie Mulligan, John Goodman and
- Metacritic Score: 93 out of 100
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 92 out of 100
- User Rating IMDb to Movie: > 7.5 out of 10
The Coen brothers are no strangers to showing the dark and pessimistic side of human life. With "Inside Levin Davis," the common metaphors and peculiarities of the Quinns are combined with a bit of melancholy and pity. They do something to make you feel the deep despair, the inhumanity and the torment that befalls the main character of their film; When he wanders in his environment and has nothing to do with the world around him. His world is collapsing in an unimaginable and unimaginable way and he regrets in front of him, he does not trust anyone, he cannot see and think properly; Beyond the existence of the blind within themselves. Being and being are not enough for him. A normal life is not something that is valuable to him. Yet his vague notion of personal success is always unattainable.
Levin is eternally tired and frustrated, a benevolent folk singer with a bitter outlook on life. In his efforts to deal with the recent trauma and erosion of his existence and the general unhappiness of life, it only seems that at the end of the day, he is making things worse for himself than he is. He allows others to worry about him and never takes on responsibilities that come with facts. Still immersed in an unhealthy amount of selfishness, the Quines make his misery and suffering emotionally devastating. You can see the ransom that the world has taken from Isaac, especially in his aversion and helplessness, which does not take all those setbacks and revolutions very seriously in his steps.
His talent is undeniable, but his behavior is unreliable. And the oppressed deed holds him back. He is incapable of participating in any joint human activity outside of himself, and he walks alone in this world. Boredom and lethargy pervade the world in which he lives, devoid of any simple colors, passions, or pleasures, and the complication he admits is that blood drips from every desire of life. His diligence, passion, and vivacity have given way to indifference, depression, and gloom. The film is brutally pessimistic, even with some amusing moments, when compared to Levin's endless and overwhelming cycle of existence: "Hang me, oh, hang me." He sings and sings as if that is what he means. The most cruel irony of the film is that he only really appears when he reads about his death.
7. Melvin Yudal in the movie is not better than this ( As Good as it gets )
- Product: 1997/USA
- Director: James L. Brooks
- Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Keener and
- Metacritic Score: 67 out of 100 >
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 85 out of 100
- User Rating IMDb to Movie: 7.7 out of 10
Of course, pessimism should not be limited to trailers and dramas. Romantic comedies are usually accompanied by an easy-going, fresh and hopeful atmosphere, and they easily indulge in sentimentality and stereotypes. So when you find one of those films that has a hero as stubborn and pessimistic as Melvin Odall (played by Jack Nicholson), it can really stand out from other similar works.
He won his third Academy Award (second Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role), Nicholson's grumpy character and obsessive-compulsive retiree far removed from what you would expect from a typical romantic comedy star. His life is full of frustration and anger, and he is accompanied by forced daily activities, but he does not enjoy any of them in the slightest. However, with the slightest action and tackling, he gets nervous and irritated, which easily puts him on the black list of many people. His outdated social character and attitude, mixed with his obsessive behavior, causes him to be rude and careless with anyone and everyone who treats him, whether intentionally or unintentionally. The fact that he is the author of romance novels, which are in fact the healthiest books of all genres, only intensifies his irony and impatience. Rather than think of finding a common ground, he does not want to separate the happy fantasy world from the only reality he knows.
Apart from all this, the film as a whole is very It's good, and with superb complementary actors who slowly crawl into Melvin's way, they break the strong barrier he's built. Inferiority and humiliation disappear and show the compassion and connection that he did not even know existed. In one of the best cinematic examples of love, the stony and frozen heart melts and waxes such a character. It is a testament to Nicholson's natural charisma that he seeks to turn a truly humble man into a character who seems more pleasing and deserves more attention. Helen Hunt and Greg Keener are also amazing, appearing in the role of acquaintances who show Melvin that there is more to life than even his pessimistic mind approves.
6 . Tyler Dorden in Boxing Club ( Fight Club )
- Product: 1999/USA
- Director: David Fincher
- Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter and
- Metacritic Score: 66 out of 100
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 79 out of 100
- User Rating IMDb to Movie: 8.8 out of 10
It is this variety of pessimism that makes this classic 90s Fincher cult film, which has had a profound effect on subsequent films, stand out from the rest of the list. Similar to "Seven," which was full of humiliation, there is not a single context of pessimism in this masculine and aggressive fantasy. From the narrator's misery to Maria's terrifying view of life, to Tyler's critical absurdity, each character is nurtured by a variety of humiliations for the consumerist world in which they find themselves. However, turning away is the most obvious of them all. One who shouts very loudly and proudly tries to disrupt the order of things and build the world with his intricate design.
He hates the sluggishness of everyday life, a world outside of existence He is born empty and disgusted with himself. Stupid administrative work and property and material things do not give him any special feeling. Instead, he forges an identity that is anti-everything. Discipline, compassion, politeness, civility, and whatever comes to mind, Tyler Running is most likely against it. As he begins to spread hatred and spread his frustration to a larger world, he soon attracts other similarly frustrated men with his shameless aggressive approach. This is where we begin to understand Tyler Dorden's attractive appearance. For many people, he has a personality that many people secretly aspire to, and he very clearly shows his opposition to order and merit, even with his humiliation, arrogance and arrogance. He sees a weakness beside him that he can take advantage of, exploit people and throw them away while he finds the right people for his illusion of greatness.
Critic Veteran Alexander Walker, with his devastating demolition, inadvertently calls the most complex traits of boxing and boxing: This is an unacceptable attack on personal merit and decency, and of course on society itself. To Tyler Dorden, who is the god of his own world and lays down a doctrine that is terribly more in tune with the climate of modern social discourse today than it was in 1999.
5 . Dixon Steel in the movie in a Lonely Place ( In a Lonely Place )
- Product: 1950/USA
- Director: Nicholas Ray
- Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Graham, Frank Laoji and
- Metacritic Score: -> Raton Tomitoz Score: 98 out of 100
- User Rating IMDb to Movie: 8 out of 10
Pessimism is one of the defining aspects of noir films, and no better star has embodied it better than Humphrey Bogart. "From Eternal Sleep" (1946) directed by Howard Hawks to "Ki Largo" (1948) directed by John Houston. It depicts the stubborn, which was an important component of the post-war system. Among all his novels, Nicholas Ray is in "Out of Place", which gives Bogart the most freedom of action, and we see an actor who, while appearing in his most unpleasant role, is also present in his most humane role.
Dixon Steele, an unlucky screenwriter who has not had much success since the war, is embroiled in a murder case. Nicholas Ray's dirty noir allows Bogart to test how much the audience sympathizes with him. Dixon is on top of other men like Philip Marlowe or Rick Blaine. The person these men could have easily reached if they had taken a slightly different path. This character is a man who is ruled by anger, with a mood that easily breaks down and a bad past filled with small insults. Caught in adapting books he thinks are not good for an industry he is not interested in, his worldview is cold and pessimistic. There are sparks of Bogart's old magic, but anger and aggression erupt just below his worn-out appearance, and it can explode at any moment.
However, during his relationship with the character of the seductive girl Gloria Graham) You can also see the softness of her personality. This is as subtle as Bogart was on stage, with Graham's spectacular performance. The saddest part of the whole movie is that it's all the ray of hope that Ray gives you that maybe things will change for these lovers and it will end in their favor, before they forcibly snatch all that false hope from you. The past is always looking for you to catch you. Intrinsic distrust, deceit, and doubt about the good in the world always dominate the world. The early 1950s saw important films that explored the dark side of Hollywood, and no film is as brazen as Ray's, and how much the soul can be bothered by the industry and the scourge it can. Bring it on you.
4. Chuck Titum in the movie Ace in The Hole ( Ace in The Hole )
- Product: 1951/USA
- Director: Billy Wilder
- Cast: Kirk Douglas, Jen Sterling, Robert Arthur and
- Metacritic Score: 72 out of 100
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 92 out of 100
- User Rating IMDb to Movie: 8/1 out of 10
Like Bogart, Kirk Douglas also has a strong desire to play tough, self-centered, and hateful role-playing games. Although he was not the exclusive choice of this type of character like Bogart, he usually appeared in roles that were right on the edge between hatred and liking. 1952 1951 .
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Source: Taste Of Cinema