Fletch at Blog Cabins has tagged me with this meme which has me list a movie for every letter in the alphabet.
What's nice about this meme is that it's somewhat free-ing in the ability to choose movies that may not normally appear in my top 26. Your hands are tied a bit and I kind of like it like that.
For instance a movie like Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang is a favorite of mine, but I may not include it in my Top 50 or Top 100 for that matter. But for the most part, the movies all belong on a list close to my heart. I consciously did not repeat directors to spare you all from a list that would consist solely of John Carpenter, Brian DePalma, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and Wes Anderson.
And only one movie appears on this list that was made before I was born, which means... um... something, but what that something is I have no idea.
Without further ado, here is my list.
All The President’s Men Alan J. Pakula (1976)
Blow Out Brian DePalma (1981)
Caddyshack Harold Ramis (1980)
Dazed and Confused Richard Linklater (1993)
Election Alexander Payne (1999)
Fandango Kevin Reynolds (1985)
Goodfellas Martin Scorsese (1990)
High Fidelity Stephen Frears (2000)
Incredibles, The Brad Bird (2004)
Jaws Stephen Spielberg (1975)
Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang Shane Black (2005)
Leaver Her To Heaven John M. Stahl (1945)
Mulholland Drive David Lynch (2001)
North by Northwest Alfred Hitchcock (1959)
Out of Sight Steven Soderbergh (1998)
Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino (1994)
Q&A Sidney Lumet (1990)
Royal Tenenbaums, The Wes Anderson (2001)
Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki (2001)
Thing, The John Carpenter (1982)
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood (1992)
Vanishing, The George Sluizer (1998)
Wily Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Mel Stuart (1971)
X-rated Bloopers 2 Multiple Directors of Note (1991)
Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks (1974)
Zodiac David Fincher (2007)
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 Blog Cabins 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.
Consider yourself tagged:
Adam Ross at DVD Panache
Lisa Bee at Horror Happenings
Adam at Movie Chunks
Megan at All I Need Is Everything
Paul at Careful With That Blog, Eugene
Alan at Burbanked
and Marilyn at Ferdy on Films (which I've decided will be included on every meme I create or am tagged with forever!)