I just got tagged by Jacqueline at Another Old Movie Blog to participate in an alphabet meme of favorite films. Well, it's hard to say no to such an honorable task, so here goes:
I tried my best to keep my list in line with my blog which means silent or pre-code films, but as you can see there are quite a few titles way out of that line here. The simple explanation for this is that there are movies I simply had to add because they are such total classics for me.
A - Amélie Of Montmartre (2001) - A whirlwind of pure joy. B - Broadway Melody (1929) - The first movie musical. C - Citizen Kane (1941) - A film that never feels dated. D - Doctor Mabuse (1922-60) - The greatest crime story ever told. E - 8 1/2 (1963) - A stylish stroll through the mind of its creator. F - Fanny & Alexander (1982) - The best Swedish film to date. G - Gold Diggers Of 1933 - You can never overdose Busby Berkeley. H - Horse Feathers (1932) - I'm a real Marxist in the truest sense. I - It's A Great Life (1929) - Part color musical with Lawrence Gray. J - Jean De Florette (1986) - French cinematic gobelin tapestry. K - Kid Millions (1934) - Eddie Cantor at his best. L - Last Laugh, The (1924) - Jannings at his very silent best. M - Metropolis (1927) - The greatest sci-fi epic. N - Noah's Ark (1928) - Underrated part talkie. O - Othello (1948) - Orson Welles again, this time with no budget. P - Private Lives (1931) - My favorite screen couple. Q - Queen Christina (1933) - Garbo and Gilbert a last time. R - Rear Window (1954) - A perfect Grace in a perfect film. S - Sunrise (1927) - Brilliant silent drama. T - Trouble In Paradise (1932) - Pre-code at its best. U - Un Chien Andalou (1928) - Short but strange. V - Vertigo (1958) - Fantastic, from credits to church tower. W - Wizard Of Oz (1939) - A true classic for all ages. X - Doctor X (?)(1932) - Synthetic flesh anyone? Y - Yentl (1983) - Barbra and Michel Legrand can never go wrong. Z - Zero De Conduit(1934) - Naughty boys in France.
The origins and rules of the meme can be found at the Blog Cabin
Gosh, almost all my blogpals have already been tagged at multiple ocasions. Let's try with these three...
A movie blog celebrating the late silent movies and early talkies. My goal is to educate, entertain and spread some light on a sadly forgotten era of entertainment. It's so sad so few of these movies are preserved for us to enjoy. About 75% of all the movies from the years 1925-35 are lost forever. The early musicals made in color before 1934 have an even greater loss-percentage. Some actors and actresses work has almost been totally erased due to this. Another cause pushing these movies towards total oblivion is the studios reluctance to release what they have left on DVD.