Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Movie Alphabet Meme

This is one of those memes that's making its way through the cinematic blogosphere. While this isn't a movie blog, I haven't started one of those yet, so this will have to do. 

I tag Laura, Melisser, and anyone who wants to play along either on their blog or in the Comments. 

  1. Pick your favorite film to represent each letter of the alphabet.
  2. The letter "A" and the word "The" do not count as the beginning of the film's title, unless the film is simply titled A or The. No legitimate films are named A or The, so don't try it.
  3. Movies go by whatever name they were known by for their theatrical release. For example, Return of the Jedi belongs under "R" not "S" as in Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi. This rule applies to all films in the original Star Wars trilogy. Same thing with Raiders of the Lost Ark--it goes under "R," not "I" for Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Conversely, all the Lord of the Rings films belong under "L" and all films in the Chronicles of Narnia series belong under "C," as that's what those filmmakers called their films from the start. Confused yet? Don't worry about it; it's not like you're going to get fined. 
  4. Films that start with a number are filed under the first letter of their number's word. Thus, 12 Monkeys would be filed under "T."
  5. These don't have to be what you think are the best movies ever made, just the movies that if you had to watch a movie that started with that letter, you'd never mind watching. Thinking of it as Movies I Could Watch At Any Given Moment, Regardless of Mood or as Movies I Always Get Sucked Into Watching When They Are On TV is a good rule of thumb. 
  6. Any feature film counts, as long as it's on Docs, dramas, comedies, horror, whatever. TV and mini-series and made-for-tv movies don't.
  7. You have to have actually seen the movies and be able to recommend them. 
  8. Select more people to play along. 
  9. Change the rules if you don't like them.

Annie Hall 
Blade Runner
Departed, The
Eight and a Half (8 1/2)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Godfather, The
Harold and Maude
In America
Journey of Natty Gann, The
King Kong
Lives of Others, The
Mary Poppins
No Country for Old Men
O Brother Where Art Thou?
Pan's Labyrinth
Queen, The
Shawshank Redemption
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Usual Suspects, The
Waiting for Guffman
You Can't Take It with You
Zorro, the Gay Blade


Melissa said...

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Laura said...

Meme? I just called it "thingy"