Saturday, November 08, 2008

My ignorance knows no alphabetical bounds

Fletch at Blog Cabins is battling illiteracy with his new meme, The Alphabet Meme. I've heard that for every child that learns to read through this meme, Fletch will receive a golden apple, and I think that's great (the golden apple part, I don't care about the kids). I was roped into this one via Piper, and the rules are fairly simple, go through the alphabet and name a film for every letter. And since I never want to be accused of being simplistic, I've altered the rules for my post a little bit: I've never seen any of the movies listed below. I wanted to have some kind of over-arching theme for my alphabet, and some of the entries here may surprise you as to what I haven't seen:

Altered States (1980)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Can't Stop the Music (1980)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Emmanuelle (1974)
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Get Carter (1971)
Hell is a City (1960)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Jezebel (1938)
Kiru (1968)
Le Samourai (1967)
Mikey (1992)
Never So Few (1959)
Oscar (1991)
Patton (1970)
Quo Vadis (1951)
Richard III (1995)
Spellbound (1945)
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Under the Volcano (1984)
Viridania (1961)
Warlock (1989)
X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1959)
Yentl (1983)
Zulu Dawn (1979)


wiec? said...

i missed a bunch of these too. but not yentl i saw it with my mom in the theatre when i was 9. i was very confussed.

elgringo said...

Yentl is my dad's second favorite film, right after Fiddler on the Roof. He wishes he was Jewish sooooo bad.

Adam Ross said...

gringo -- LMAO! Wow, that's interesting. It reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where the Jewish guy converts to Catholicism so he can tell Catholic and Jewish jokes.

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elgringo said...

Never seen Force 10 but Spellbound is pretty fuckin' rad, especially if you take into consideration where Freud and pop psychology were at the time.

PIPER said...


I'm a puss. I never change the rules and I should.

Now let me tell you, Emmanuelle is a sweet movie about a sweet woman discovering some things about herself.

Altered States is good, but not my favorite Ken Russell film.

And Born on the 4th of July is good.

Burbanked said...

Go ahead and skip "I". Wish I had.

Bob Turnbull said...

"Le Samourai" - I can't help but feel it's up your alley Adam. Some complain it's slow, bu I find it fascinating (in particular a scene in the police station with a detective bouncing between different rooms containing different witnesses and suspects).

And Alain Delon has "man crush" written all over him.

Anonymous said...

Someone actually WANTS to be Jewish?! I'm going to warn your dad - you have to REALLY want to be Jewish to handle the endless services and constant beratement of rabbis that you're just not good enough a Jew. It's like religious boot camp.

You should definitely see Ikiru (with an I); great movie.

Fletch said...

By changing the rules, you've effectively stolen the literacy from the children and the golden apples from me. Changing the rules is verboten. That said...haven't seen Oscar?!? The hell you say. Oh one saw that, did they?

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