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Gen X movie Sorting - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Gen X movie Sorting
Hmm. I randomly realized that Ferris Bueller is the ultimate good Slytherin, and of course that made me want to Sort all those old 80s movies. Because, well, I spent all day doing really boring tasks, and I must entertain my brain.

So, anyway, here are my picks for 80s movie characters in movies (excluding SW movies, because they's been done). Add, subtract, argue, whatever.

Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)--look at all the scheming, all the ways he finds around doing things... he's a great Slytherin.

Mouth (The Goonies)--The translation scene. 'Nuff said.

Willie Scott (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)--"So... what do you call the maharajah's wife...?"

David (The Lost Boys)--tricks Michael into becoming a half-vampire and is pretty sly about dealing with the requisite Fearless Vampire Hunters.

Lucas Bligh (Lucas)--the no-brainer entry in the brainy category. Deeply in puppy love, he starts talking about things he knows about insects.

Indiana Jones (all appearances)--sure, he acts like a Gryffindor, until Belloq threatens to destroy an historical artifact, and it turns out that history is more important to him than fighting.

Gordie Lachance (Stand By Me)--uses his brain to lift himself out of trouble and try to help his friends.

Mikey Walsh (The Goonies... I think I'll have a Goonie for every house)--totally psyched about all that geeky junk his dad keeps in the attic. Data would probably share the dormitory.

Chris Chambers (Stand By Me)--"Chris, who had always made the best peace..."

Claire (The Breakfast Club)--Oh, you just don't understand the pressure of having to fit in with your friends!

Andy Carmichael (The Goonies)--switches allegiances, but always identified by her group allegiance.

Brand Walsh (The Goonies)--definitely takes charge and stands up for his little brother, even while wanting to kill him.

Teddy Duchamp (Stand By Me)--"Train dodge... dig it."

Jennifer (War Games)--gets involved when she doesn't have to, jumps right in... very Gryffindor.
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From: anatomiste Date: July 4th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Bill and Ted from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure: Gryffindors?
ashtur From: ashtur Date: July 4th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Let's see... Ghostbusters

Peter Venkman: Slytherin
Raymon Stantz: Ravenclaw
Egon Spengler: Ravenclaw
Winston: Hufflepuff

too tired to think of more movies offhand...
neotoma From: neotoma Date: July 4th, 2006 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, but Ray is surprisingly a Gryffindor. He really has *no* sense of self-preservation and will rush headlong into danger with a cry of "isn't this *neat*!"

And Janine is also a Slytherin. She's managed to get the guys to repair her car for her, which certainly isn't in their job descriptions.
ashavah From: ashavah Date: July 4th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know. He blindly rushes into things without thinking not because he's brave, but because he's fascinated. That would make him a Ravenclaw to me.
charmling From: charmling Date: July 4th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Princess Bride

Westley: Gryffindor
Inigo: Hufflepuff
Fezzik: Hufflepuff
Buttercup: Ravenclaw (Don't really know why, but I just can't put her anywhere else...)
Miracle Max: Slytherin
Valerie: Gryffindor
Coutn Rugen: Slytherin
Prince Humperdink: Squib. Because he's too lame to be sorted. XP
sreya From: sreya Date: July 4th, 2006 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
*cracks up at Humperdink as a Squib*

I think I agree with Buttercup on the way she tries to use logic to justify her marriage to Humperdink. Clearly it's not ambition, because she's willing to give up being Princess when her true love does return. One could say Hufflepuff because once Westley returns, she reasserts her loyalty to him, but since Westley is pretty ticked at her for believing he was dead and not having the loyalty and faith to wait, in-universe that seems out. And she's not a Gryffindor, because even though she does try to rescue herself once from the kidnappers, if she knows she has a hero coming for her, she's content to wait for him instead of doing the daring rescue herself.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 11th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
vizzini: Slytherin
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 4th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Ladyhawk -

Navarre - Gryffindor
Mouse - Slytherin
The guy who stops fighting with Navarre when he recognizes him only to get thrown onto Navarre's sword by his own captain - Slytherin
Isabeau - Hufflepuff (in a female Cedric Diggory sort of way)
Imperius - Ravenclaw (he may not have everything figured out but he knows more about what's going on than everyone else).

Labyrinth -

Jareth - Ravenclaw (sure, he's evil [well, not good might be closer to it] but you know the real bane of his existance is being the only intelligent goblin in the castle).
Sir Didimus - Gryffindor
Ambrosius - Slytherin (hey, the dog knows when to run away).
Sarah - Hufflepuff (because the other House qualities play only incidental roles in getting her through her problems)
Ludo - Hufflepuff

From: (Anonymous) Date: July 4th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Ok, the guy who gets thrown on the sword is a Hufflepuff. The guy who throws him on it is a Slytherin.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 11th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hoggle: Hufflepuff (though he has conflicting loyalties)
akilika From: akilika Date: July 4th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC) (Link)
. . . just because I was watching this yesterday (though I got interrupted halfway through--need to finish it.) Doctor disincluded because he isn't terribly involved in the first half, and I can't remember him well.

Charlie Babbit - Slytherin. Extremely concerned with his due and what's owed him . . . but, more importantly, willing to do just about anything to achieve it. His . . . well, whining for lack of a better word, reminds me somewhat of Draco Malfoy, and while I'm certain he's going to develop out of some of his more selfish traits (I remember it), I don't think that he's ever going to lose his . . . uh, willingness to do many things to meet his ends.

Raymond Babbit - He wouldn't go to Hogwarts, I don't believe--at least, I sorely doubt it. But if he did, Ravenclaw. For a similar reason to why you sorted Gilderoy Lockheart there--what better place for someone who lives largely in their own brain? (Nevermind that Hogwarts wouldn't be a great place for Raymond.) The numbers-affinity and the excellent memory might help, but they're really more a symptom than a cause.

Susanna - Hufflepuff. Considered Gryffindor, for how she stands up for Raymond . . . but her inability to stand up for herself makes me lean away from that. Susanna is largely defined by her empathy, so far as I've seen. She's constantly trying to understand, and gets frustrated when Charlie fails to; it's how Charlie treats Raymond that finally spurs her to leave. Extreme focus on family and the ties that bind . . . I think she's a Hufflepuff more than anything.

The doctor, as I've mentioned, I haven't seen much of in this most recent viewing. (Need to finish . . .) And Lenny didn't stand out much.
akilika From: akilika Date: July 4th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't believe I forgot to mention that I'm talking about "Rain Man".
neotoma From: neotoma Date: July 4th, 2006 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Indiana Jones (all appearances)--sure, he acts like a Gryffindor, until Belloq threatens to destroy an historical artifact, and it turns out that history is more important to him than fighting.

He's a *history* professor, after all. And he's always been about preserving historical artifacts and getting them into museums and studying them. He just has some Gryffindorish tendencies, just like his dad.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 5th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know...I think I would put Indy as a solid Gryffindor. For me, Griffindor has always been about the bravery to hold to an ideal no matter what. The lengths he goes to to hold to his mantra "that should be in a museum", puts him there.
olympe_maxime From: olympe_maxime Date: July 4th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should do Tolkien. I keep thinking:
Frodo: Hufflepuff (VERY reluctant hero)
Sam: Gryffindor? (his is a quiet courage, to be sure, but courage is his defining quality. Quick thinking, too, to take the ring when he thinks Frodo's been killed by Shelob - his attitude is, clearly, "It's got to be done, who cares if I'm not the one who's technically 'supposed' to do it?" Plus, he isn't all that reluctant to go off on the big adventure to start with...)
Aragorn: Hufflepuff? He seems very respectful of the "everything has its time and place" philosophy, though that could be said of all the wiser characters in Tolkien.
Faramir: An obvious Ravenclaw
Gandalf: Slytherin? He plays things close to his chest, almost like it's a power thing - very Dumbledore, and I always thought Dumbledore had all the necessary Slytherin bits in him. :) Plus look at the ingenuity of his scheme.. compare the cunning of it to Saruman's transparent attempts to seize power. Saruman's like Draco, almost, and Gandalf's a wily old Snape-ishly clever Slytherin.

I love that catch about Ferris Bueller, though. You're so right. :) It's one of my favourite movies, I don't know why it never makes it into people's 'Great Movies' list. Just because it's lighthearted and fun and full of exuberance, doesn't mean it's not great, you know?

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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 4th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Hermione's got herself some Slytherin tendencies, and those are reflected in Ferris...
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 5th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the Sorting Hat would take a long time with him, but ultimately hit Gryffindor. That, "Oh, just do the lumbar puncture!" attitude strikes me as a Gryff!doctor sort of thing. It's not like he tries to get around the rules; he just ignores them and does what he thinks he ought to.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: July 8th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Check out Sam_Storyteller's HP/House crossover... http://sam-storyteller.livejournal.com/95730.html#cutid1

Sorry, I'm a lurker, don't have a LJ
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aebhel From: aebhel Date: July 5th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)
From "Say Anything"

Lloyd Dobler: Hufflepuff. He wins Diane mostly through sheer singleminded persistance

Diane Court: Slytherin. She can't see Lloyd. Until her father gets arrested and she has no place else to go--then she goes to him.

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