Monday, November 3, 2008

The Alphabet Meme

I was tagged by Fletch at Blog Cabins and Rachel at Rachel's Reel Reviews to participate in the Alphabet Meme. Here are the rules:
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. In other words, movies are stuck with the titles their owners gave them at the time of their theatrical release. 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. 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, cause he made up the rules.

6. If you're selected, you have to then select 5 more people. (I'm not going to tag anyone, though if you do decide to do it, please link back to me!).

American President, The
Becoming Jane
Cold Mountain
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fifty First Dates
Gone With the Wind
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Incredibles, The
Just Like Heaven
Knight's Tale, A
Little Mermaid, The
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Notting Hill
Out of Africa
Princess Bride, The
Quiz Show
Regarding Henry
Sense and Sensibility
Top Gun
Under the Tuscan Sun
V for Vendetta
When Harry Met Sally
X-Men 2
You've Got Mail

These are my favorites under each letter, but some are definitely better than others. Since I'm that nerdy, I actually alphabetize my own collection of several hundred DVDs, so this was pretty easy.

Large Association of Movie Blogs


Anonymous said...

Still need to see Quiz Show. This is the second time this week that I've seen reference to it, so I guess it has to go on my NetFlix queue. :)

Jess said...

You really should, Ralph Fiennes and John Tuturro are fantastic. Not quite the best material for them, but still really good.

Fletch said...

I too need to see Quiz Show. It might've made my Q pick much easier...

Nice to see some more Top Gun love. ;)

Rachel said...

Great list, Jess! I see Eternal Sunshine getting so much love, it makes me so happy. I almost put Dogma too, but went for The Departed. I also came very close to choosing an HP film (it would've been Goblet of Fire), but went with an old favorite in Heathers.

Reel Whore said...

I, too, am delinquent in seeing Quiz Show.

Fletch, another V for Vendetta spotting? It look to be that no other V film can top it's greatness?