Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Alphabet Meme

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...

I hereby tag:
Ginger at Asleep In New York
Jim at Trouble In Paradise
Jonathan at Cinema Styles


Raquel Stecher said...

Oh my goodness. Are Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery really your favorite screen couple?! You are awesome.

Great selection. You did better than I did. I think I chose the same one for "G". Mine's due to post on Friday.


Jonas Nordin said...

It's so hard to make a list like this whithout killing several of your dearest darlings. I had at least five films on each letter, save on QXYZ.
I can't wait to see your selection,
I bet it will be as awesome as yourself ;).

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

What a great list! Busby Berkeley to Hitchcock to the Marx brothers, with some terrific silent films. I hope to cover "Sunrise" sometime soon. Good films.

Jonas Nordin said...

Thanks! Oh yes please! Sunrise is one of the greatest movies ever made.

Ginger Ingenue said...

Oh, I didn't know you tagged me! :)

How delightful...


And great job on the list! Several of these titles are new to me, which makes it all the more interesting to read. Plus VERTIGO and METROPOLIS are two of my favorites. :)

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