24 November 2008

Alphabet Movie Meme

I’ve gotten tagged by The Lighning Bug’s Lair to take part in The Alphabet Meme Project started by The Blog Cabins, which is to list an A–Z of favorite films. This is tough, since a few of my favorites would compete for the same letter of the alphabet, so some tough love was required in places. I have posted the rules afterwards.

(I am also wagering that Q: The Winged Serpent shows up on a lot of lists. Not much selection in Q-territory.)
  • Alien
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Chinatown
  • Duck Soup
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Fountain
  • Goldfinger
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • Invasion of Astro-Monster
  • Jaws
  • King Kong (1933)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Manhattan
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Poltergeist
  • Q: The Winged Serpent
  • The Road Warrior
  • The Searchers
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Unforgiven
  • The Vikings
  • The Wild Bunch
  • X the Unknown
  • Yosei Gorasu (Gorath)
  • Zodiac
The Rules (from Blog Cabins)
  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 Lord of the Rings 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 judgment 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 five more people.