Thursday, November 6, 2008

An Alphabet of Favorite Films


The Film Doctor has asked me to contribute to a meme started by Blog Cabins: a list consisting of one film for each letter of the alphabet. It's a surprisingly tough task, resulting in something very different from what I might pick if simply asked for favorite films without such restrictions. So here it is...

Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (Martin Arnold, 1998)
Beau travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
Chinese Roulette (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)
Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1995)
Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins, 1974)
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
Gerry (Gus Van Sant, 2002)
Holiday (George Cukor, 1938)
I Heart Huckabees (David O. Russell, 2004)
Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini, 1965)
Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)
Love Song (Stan Brakhage, 2001)
Masculin féminin (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966)
North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, 1939)
Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)
Quando l'occhio trema (Paolo Gioli, 1988)
Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955)
Sans soleil (Chris Marker, 1983)
Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
Underground (Emir Kusturica, 1995)
Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)
Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk, 1956)
X ???
Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961
Zelig (Woody Allen, 1983)

Consider yourself tagged if you read this, and link to your own lists in the comments so I can see.

4 comments:

FilmDr said...

Nice list. Thanks for taking up the challenge. Only Angels Have Wings strikes me as one of the great under-appreciated films.

andrew schenker said...

I have taken up the challenge somewhat belatedly here

Indiana said...

X: the Man with X ray eyes?

Or you could go even campier with Xanadu.

MovieMan0283 said...

My list is here:

http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2008/11/x-does-not-mark-spot.html

Two overlaps with you...the inevitable Zelig, but also Maculin Feminin, which may be my favorite film of all time.