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November 13, 2008 / merlisser

Movie meme (procrastination nation)

Why yes I should be working. No I’m not. Here we go. This came from jennybee

THE RULES

1. Pick your favorite film to represent each letter of the alphabet.
2. The letter “A” and the word “The” do not count as the beginning of the film’s title, unless the film is simply titled A or The. No legitimate films are named A or The, so don’t try it.
3. Movies go by whatever name they were known by for their theatrical release. For example, Return of the Jedi belongs under “R” not “S” as in Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi. This rule applies to all films in the original Star Wars trilogy. Same thing with Raiders of the Lost Ark–it goes under “R,” not “I” for Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Conversely, all the Lord of the Rings films 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. Confused yet? Don’t worry about it; it’s not like you’re going to get fined.
4. Films that start with a number are filed under the first letter of their number’s word. Thus, 12 Monkeys would be filed under “T.”
5. These don’t have to be what you think are the best movies ever made, just the movies that if you had to watch a movie that started with that letter, you’d never mind watching. Thinking of it as Movies I Could Watch At Any Given Moment, Regardless of Mood or as Movies I Always Get Sucked Into Watching When They Are On TV is a good rule of thumb.
6. Any feature film counts, as long as it’s on imdb.com. Docs, dramas, comedies, horror, whatever. TV and mini-series and made-for-tv movies don’t.
7. You have to have actually seen the movies and be able to recommend them.
8. Select more people to play along.
9. Change the rules if you don’t like them.

Amelie
Bring It On
Chasing Amy
Donnie Darko
English Patient, The
Fargo
Gone with the Wind
Heathers
It’s a Wonderful Life
Juno
Kill Bill Volume I
Lost in Translation
Monsters, Inc.
Notebook, The (shut up you know when they’re kissing in the rain you’re a crying fool, too!)
On the Waterfront
Pan’s Labyrinth
Quest for Fire
Requiem for a Dream
Shawshank Redemption/Sixth Sense/Secretary (yes it’s a three way tie)
Thelma and Louise
Usual Suspects, The
Vertigo
Wizard of Oz
X-men, The
Yearling, The
Zentropa

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2 Comments

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  1. jennybee / Nov 13 2008 4:58 pm

    Ooh, all good movies. Never saw Quest for Fire or Zentropa, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Several of these were contenders on my list, too.

  2. sharoneb / Nov 13 2008 5:27 pm

    Nice! I may have to play along…

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