What follows is my post as part of the second iteration of Mettel Ray's brilliant Movie Alphabet. I didn't participate in the original (before my time), but I am jumping at the chance this time around.
So, without further ado, here are few of my favorite things, movie-wise, 27 to be exact. I took a stream of consciousness approach. The first actor, actress, director, or movie that popped into the old noggin'.
Here is My Movie Alphabet:
a mind-bending ode to storytelling by screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze
an epic story of love and set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
because this is the most sharply written political satire ever (and it's also a teen comedy)
you didn't think the Coen Brothers would only turn up once, did you?
Umbrellas of Cherbourg
because of all that beautiful color and music and Catherine Deneuve (Good God!!!)
for that Saturday morning when I drank my first ever cup of coffee, very young, this was on
nothing better starts with a Z
How This All Worked
in case you want to participate, even though I'm under the wire myself right now
1. List your favourite actors, actresses, movies or directors from # to z
2. I allow a little wiggle room: you may list two under one letter* because it is vol 2 after all!
*in that case, the choices have to be from different categories – actor/director, actress/movie, etc.*
3. If you participated last time, don’t look at your first movie alphabet before vol 2 is ready
4. Comparisons in between your new alphabet and the previous one are highly encouraged
5. Post your Movie Alphabet Vol 2 by the 31st of May, link back to this post and let me know here in the comments or over at twitter @MettelRay (and use the hashtag mettelrayse7en)
6. Use one of the banners below in your post or create your own!
7. Most importantly, have a ton of fun!
lol eX Machina. It works. Love your list! We matched up on Quentin, and I love that you included PTA.ReplyDelete
Love your list. I enjoy the Ocean's 11 films and so glad to see Billy Wilder as i spoke about him when I did the A to Z Challenge in April. Love Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Quentin is one weird nuts but he is a classic auteur directorReplyDelete
Right on. Thanks!Delete
That Paul Rudd scene has got to be one of the best improvised moments in a comedy movie ever, right? It warrants that whole movie's existence.ReplyDelete
Without a shadow of a doubt. It is incredible. I died laughing. Then laughed more.Delete
Okay, man. But, uh...GET OUT OF MY HEAD.ReplyDelete
Hahaha, seriously, while I thought a lot of the other lists I checked out were fantastic, I think ours (uh, had I made one) would line up for about three-quarters of it. No bullshit, I thought I was going to die with that Paul Rudd scene. Like, stop breathing and just happily die on my living room floor.
Oh, and your I pick? There is no better reason.
Hey, one thing? Fever Pitch?! Are you a (fellow) Red Sox fan? Because technically, I was in that movie.
Haha! Glad you like my work. Same on that Paul Rudd scene. It took that movie from meh to fucking fantastic!Delete
As for Fever Pitch...no. I am not a Red Sox fan. In fact, I'm a Yankees guy forever. You can't deny the '04 season or the magic of the Fallon/Barrymore chemistry. Plus, my wife and I are them. And we are huge baseball fans, going to our 14th, 15th, and 16th MLB parks together this summer, including Fenway. Can't wait! History over hatred on that one.
Excellent list, man.ReplyDelete
No 20th Century Women for the # pick? No Beginners for the B pick? REALLY? Also, I disagree with your Z pick (nothing better starts with a Z)? REALLY? I think you might be forgetting about David Fincher's greatest film: Zodiac.
Besides those GLARING MISSES (I'm kidding), excellent list. I especially love the Todd Field pick for the T pick. He needs to make another film. In the Bedroom was one of the greatest films of the 2000's.
Zodiac did not cross my mind and I'm pissed about it. But Zoolander is still awesome.Delete
Ooh, this is so lovely!! Se7en is such a great pick, not because it's for me, but it speaks to me on the movie level as well. I love a good crime solving murder mystery thriller and there's no one better than Fincher to deliver a rewatchable movie as Se7en and Zodiac and Gone Girl and I just love it! So I agree with Cameron on this one, Z should have been Zodiac.. but I can't stay mad forever since you did pick one of Fincher's great ones.ReplyDelete
I do love other picks you have, including Tarantino of course and Manchester by the Sea, though I didn't pick the last one myself. Oh and Ocean's Eleven, damn..I now want to watch that one. :D
Thanks! I totally agree on Fincher and Seven. And Zodiac (which I do in fact like more than Zoolander for the record...). Ocean's Eleven is always great. So fun. Glad to hear you love Manchester by the Sea as well. I named it #1 of last year. It dug right to the core of me.Delete