Saturday, 15 November 2008

ALPHABET MEME

Jeremy over at Moon In The Gutter tagged me to do the following meme, devised at Blog Cabins. The rules are:

1. Pick one film to represent each letter of the alphabet

2. The letter "A" and the word "The" do not count as the beginning of a film's title, unless the film is simply titled A or The, and I don't know of any films with those titles

3. 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; all that followed start with "S." Similarly, Raiders of the Lost Ark belongs under "R," not "I" as in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Conversely, all films in the LOTR series 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. In other words, movies are stuck with the titles their owners gave them at the time of their theatrical release. Use your better judgement to apply the above rule to any series/films not mentioned.

4. Films that start with a number are filed under the first letter of their number's word. 12 Monkeys would be filed under "T."

5. Link back to http://blogcabins.blogspot.com/ in your post so that I can eventually type "alphabet meme" into Google and come up #1, then make a post where I declare that I am the King of Google.

6. If you're selected, you have to then select 5 more people.

So, here are my selections:

A. AMADEUS (Milos Forman)
B. BLOOD SIMPLE (Coen Brothers)
c. CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (Lucio Fulci)
D. DIVA (Jean- Jacques Beineix)
E. ED WOOD (Tim Burton)
F. FIGHT CLUB (David Fincher)
G. GREEN STREET (Lexi Alexander)
H. HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (John McNaughton)
I. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-Wai)
J. JACK THE RIPPER (Jess Franco)
K. KEN PARK (Larry Clark)
L. LA DOLCE VITA (Federico Fellini)
M. MULLHOLLAND DRIVE (David Lynch)
N. NEW YORK RIPPER (Lucio Fulci)
O. ONE FROM THE HEART (Francis Ford Coppola)
P. PERFORMANCE (Donald Cammell / Nic Roeg)
Q. QUADROPHENIA. (Franc Roddam)
R. RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER. (Julian Gilbey)
S. SEXY BEAST ( Jonathan Glazer)
T. TIMECODE (Mike Figgis)
U. URBAN GHOST STORY (Genvieve Jolliffe)
V. VENUS IN FURS (Jess Franco)
W. WHIP AND THE BODY (Mario Bava)
X. X FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (Chris Carter)
Y. YOJIMBO (Akira Kurosawa)
Z. ZOMBIE FLESHEATERS (Lucio Fulci)

I'm tagging:


About A Hooligan


Hammer And Beyond


I Spit On Your Taste


Lazy Eye Theatre


Soiled Cinema

4 comments:

  1. Great list. You had quite a nice selection of movies. I've seen many of those myself. I got tagged by Jeremy too. My post will be up for Monday.

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  2. Thanks, Keith. I'll be sure to check out your selections and look forward to reading them.

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  3. Excellent list...nice to see the two Fulci flicks and One From the Heart on here. My girlfriend will be thrilled to see Green Street on here as she loves that film. Terrific list all the way.

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  4. Thanks, Jeremy. Loved One From The Heart since I caught it at the cinema. Ask your girlfriend if she can check out The Football Factory. Think it has the edge on Green Street, though both tell it like it was.Pretty scary at times.

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