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.


  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.

    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. :)

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

      And thanks for stopping by!