Thursday, November 15, 2012
My Movie Alphabet
Mettel Ray has started this cool Movie Alphabet blogathon. If you want to participate, just do your post, then head to the link above (or you can click the picture).
# - 8 1/2
Striking visuals, and Marcello Mastroianni gives a brilliant performance.
A - The Apartment
Funny, endearing, and perfect. My favorite film of all-time.
B - Blade Runner (Director's Cut)
Proves that combining science fiction and film noir can work.
C - Casablanca
Bogie and Bergman are the classic screen couple, backed with a script full of quotable lines.
D - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Beautiful and tender, with an incredible performance by Mathieu Amalric.
E - Eyes Wide Shut
Cruise and Kidman are fantastic in Kubrick's finest hour.
F - The French Connection
Detectives Doyle and Russo are one of my favorite on-screen duos.
G - Gary Oldman
He's given so many wonderful performances, from Sid Vicious to George Smiley.
H - Humphrey Bogart
My favorite classic actor, and one of the coolest guys to ever grace the screen.
I - Ingmar and Ingrid Bergman
My favorite director, and my favorite classic actress. They even did a film (Autumn Sonata) together.
J - Juliette Binoche
As far as I'm concerned, no actress does it better.
K - Krzysztof Kieslowski
Still largely unknown, he's responsible for some of the best films I've ever seen.
L - Leach, Archibald (Cary Grant)
His screwball comedies are staples for me. And his other work isn't bad either.
M - The Master of Suspense (Alfred Hitchcock)
He made at least one classic suspense film for virtually anyone to enjoy.
N - Notorious
Two of my favorite actors are at the top of their game in one of Hitch's best films.
O - One from the Heart soundtrack
Tom Waits is my favorite music artist, and Coppola's film owes a great deal to his jazzy song score.
P - Persona
Bergman directs Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann in two phenomenal performances.
Q - Quentin Tarantino
One of the best dialogue writers around, with a catalog of awesome films.
R - Russell Crowe
He's been down as of late, but he's given some of my favorite performances throughout his career.
S - The Seventh Seal
Bergman's haunting masterpiece. A film everyone should see.
T - Three Colors: Blue, White and Red
The best trilogy I've seen, with brutal performances and breathtaking cinematography.
U - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Catherine Deneuve sings, and the colors pop off the screen.
V - Vertigo
Bernard Herrmann's score is iconic, and Stewart and Novak deliver top-notch performances.
W - Woody Allen
Maker of hilarious comedies and dark dramas. It's hard not to love him.
X - Xavier Dolan
Heartbeats is the only film of his I've seen, but I loved it.
Y - Y Tu Mama También
Cuaron's coming-of-age love triangle succeeds with some great work from the young actors.
Z - Z
A classic, if somewhat forgotten, political thriller that is genuinely thrilling.