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DVD Alphabet Meme

From Blog Cabins via Cinexcellence.

The Rules

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 VI: 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 LOTR 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 judgement 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.”

You’ll notice there isn’t a rule designating how to select the movies for your list. You could just list the first movie that pops into your head. You could try to find an old favorite for each letter. You could look for movies that you’ve never seen before. Or, if your DVD collection happens to be large enough or eclectic enough, you could take a stab at what I did. I own every movie on this list, although I had to reach into the VHS section for one or two titles. If you borrow movies regularly or have a Netflix subscription, you could also expand the limit to films that are currently in your house (I thought I would have to, but then I didn’t). Anyway:

Anatomy of a Murder

Back to the Future

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Double Indemnity

Empire Strikes Back, The

Fiddler on the Roof

Gattaca

His Girl Friday

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Junebug

Killing, The

Little Children

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

North by Northwest

Office Space

Princess Bride, The

Quiet Man, The

Run Lola Run

Shaun of the Dead

To Kill a Mockingbird

Uptown Girls

Vertigo

WALL-E

X2

Young and Innocent

Zodiac

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~ by Jared on February 2, 2009.

One Response to “DVD Alphabet Meme”

  1. Since I’m too lazy to make my own post, I’ll just comment here. ;-) Two additional rules for myself:
    1) I must have seen the movie at least once
    2) It can’t appear on your list (though this was really only an issue once)

    Amadeus
    Ben-Hur
    Contact
    Dragonheart
    Equilibrium
    Finding Nemo (You stole my first choice!)
    Gods Must Be Crazy, The
    Harvey
    Incredibles, The
    Jungle Book, The
    Kung Fu Panda
    Last Unicorn, The
    Mr. Holland’s Opus
    No Retreat, No Surrender
    October Sky
    Plan 9 from Outer Space
    Q (none)
    Return of the Pink Panther, The
    Secret of NIMH, The
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    U (closest I could get: “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”)
    Velveteen Rabbit, The
    Willow
    X-Men
    Young Frankenstein
    Zorro, The Mask of (yeah, I got nothin’)

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