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.

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous post! Because of you The Apartment and Eyes Wide Shut are on my "must see" list along with that colors trilogy. Now I'm adding Y Tu Mama Tambien also.

    If I keep following your blog, my list is going to explode beyond all reason. ;-) Hah! As if I'd ever stop reading your posts.

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on those films.

      Haha, you're too kind. That happens to me as well. The more blogs I read, the more films I add to my watchlist. :)

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  2. Oooh nice list. We have quite a few in common. Oldman woo hoo! I was almost going to watch The Heartbeats just so I can have a different 'X' :P

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    1. Thanks! Oldman! :) Haha, I thought of Xavier Dolan at the last minute.

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  3. Great list! I love that you picked Y Tu Mama Tambien.

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  4. LOVE the inclusion of Eyes Wide Shut! Great to see Tarantino and Allen here too, definetly some of my favorite directors.

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    1. Thanks! Eyes Wide Shut had to be one here. Tarantino and Allen are great writer/directors.

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  5. Very cool idea, I think I did one last year but I might do it again. Nice list Josh!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you do another one Ruth!

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  6. Wow, some amazing classic choices! Another fun one to read (am going through all of the entries at the moment)

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  7. Solid picks. Love that pic of Oldman. Dude is an iconic badass.

    I, of course, is epic. P as well. And S. And T. Shit man, this whole thing is a win!

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    1. Thanks man! Knew you'd dig the Bergman love. ;)

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  8. Love the inclusion of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, it's a stunning film. In fact, great choices throughout :)

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    1. Thanks! The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is one of my favorite films.

      And thanks for stopping by!

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