11.21.2008

Alphabet Movie Meme: StinkyLulu's Guilty Treasure Edition

Over the last week or so, lil StinkyLulu has been tagged a couple times (most recently by the lovely Self-Styled Siren) to complete an especially popular movieblog meme: Blog Cabin's Alphabetical Movie Meme. The rules of the meme go something like this:
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. [As regards franchises and sequels,] 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 5 more people.
As my list began to emerge, I was struck by (a) how accurately the list reflected my truest movie passions and (b) how trashy my list of favorites actually was. Now, I will go down defending the merits of each of these films but I also know that this list contains something to appall nearly every reader. Thus, I feel compelled to qualify my list as...

StinkyLulu's Guilty Treasures, Alphabetically
All That Jazz
Broadway Rhythm (1944)
Carrie
Decline of the American Empire
Earthquake
Female Trouble
G.I. Jane
Hannah and Her Sisters
I Want to Live!
The Jerk
Klute
Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
Myra Breckenridge
Network
On the Town
Parting Glances
Querelle
Radio Days
School Daze
That's Entertainment III
Under the Same Moon
Vanya on 42nd Street
West Side Story
X2: X-Men United
Yentl
Zorro, The Gay Blade

Even though it seems that everyone has already completed this one, I nonetheless now I tag: Criticlasm; The Oscar Completist; Alex in Movieland; MrPeenee; and Canadian Ken. And, of course, I'm absolutely fascinated to hear what you make of my little list in comments...

4 comments:

Alex in Movieland said...

I think Hannah and Her Sisters is my favorite title from your list :)
Mine:

All About My Mother

Before Sunset

Color Purple, The

Death in Venice

Eight Women

Fahrenheit 9/11

Gone with the Wind

Hours, The

Interiors

Jezebel

Kill Bill: Vol. I

LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring

Man and a Woman, A

Nights of Cabiria

Others, The

Persona

Quills

Rear Window

Some Like It Hot

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

United 93

Victor / Victoria

Wizard of Oz, The

X-Files, The

Year of Living Dangerously, The

Zelig


It's posted on my blog followed by some comments :) I was surprised by the range of famous directors it covers. I swear it wasn't on purpose :)

CanadianKen said...

BROADWAY RHYTHM and EARTHQUAKE, eh?
I imagine those two titles don't appear together on too many lists.
Meanwhile, I've done my duty at
canadianken.blogspot.com
with a parade of titles that came together largely due to that pesky "X" factor.

StinkyLulu said...

I was waffling between Earthquake and, of all things, Escape from Alcatraz for the letter "E"...

NATHANIEL R said...

there's nothing guilty about loving these movies!