The Film Doctor recently challenged me to compile a list of my favorite films. The catch is that I must have one film per letter of the alphabet. The whole alphabet? That’s at least 15 films, maybe more! The worst part was trying to pick just one film for some of the letters. I failed a few times and resigned myself to listing runners up when I absolutely had to. “C” was a particularly difficult letter for me.
This meme is originally from Blog Cabins and I’m supposed to challenge others, but since I’m already in the blogosphere doghouse for my recent demand that you tell me your 3 favorite movies (what the hell was I thinking?), I will keep this voluntary.
All About Eve (runners up: A Star is Born 1937, A Star is Born 1954, The Asphalt Jungle)
The Best Years of Our Lives (runner up: Blade Runner)
The Conversation (runners up: The Cranes are Flying, Charley Varrick, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Carnival of Souls)
Dr Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
8 1/2 (runner up: Electra Glide in Blue)
Jewel Robbery (runner up: “Ji Ji”, aka “Miracles”, aka “Black Dragon”)
The Little Foxes
Millers Crossing (runner up: Metropolis)
Night of the Hunter
Out of the Past
Point Blank (runner up: Pulp Fiction)
Quatermass and the Pit
Rope (runner up: Rashomon)
The Wrong Box
X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes
So what’s your list? If you do this meme, let me know so I can add a link to your entry here. Here’s a few who took my completely voluntary and not at all demanded at virtual gunpoint challenge:
Thad at ThadBlog (and yes, I’m pretending it’s a real list)
Sam Wilson and Jack Pendarvis answer the meme in the comments section.