Thursday, September 06, 2007

More Villains on the Cutting Room Floor

Ah, the scythe of the editor's mind. Oh, and that whole page limitation thing. Here's another villain who ended up on the cutting room floor.

Svengali: a hypnotist who stars in George Du Maurier's 1894 novel, Trilby. Ok, it’s a boring title, but it’s all about Svengali, a crappy musician who hypnotized Trilby (a girl) and turns her into a famous singer. He lives in luxury off of her concert performances. Then in the middle of a show Svengali has a heart attack and dies. Tribly wakes up, with no memory of being able to sing. The audience shouts at her and she has a nervous attack and dies later that night. Can’t anyone write a happy ending anymore?

Alas, goodbye Svengali.

Oh, hey speaking of Villains who are in the book, here's a body part from one. Can you guess who?

And it's not Scarface.

Have a gleefully villainous day!


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