Friday, November 07, 2008

Alphabetical favorites

The latest list-making craze making the blog rounds is to name a favorite movie starting with each letter of the alphabet. Since I of course love making lists, I present to you my version. Making lists like this always exposes me to how clustered my favorites are around a certain time period (the mid-'90s), and how many serious blind spots I still have (I very much need to bone up on movies whose titles begin with the letter Y, for example).

Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
Big Lebowski, The (Joel Coen, 1998)
Clerks (Kevin Smith, 1994)
Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
Gattaca (Andrew Niccol, 1997)
Heathers (Michael Lehmann, 1989)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)
James and the Giant Peach (Henry Selick, 1996)
Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbauch, 1995)
Lone Star (John Sayles, 1996)
Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)
North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
Quick Change (Bill Murray & Howard Franklin, 1990)
Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991)
Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000)
Virgin Suicides, The (Sofia Coppola, 2000)
Wild Things (John McNaughton, 1998)
X2: X-Men United (Bryan Singer, 2003)
Young Adam (David Mackenzie, 2003)
Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)

(Other notable lists: Karina Longworth at Spout, many House Next Door regulars, and the ur-post at Blog Cabins.)

2 comments:

Benjamen Purvis said...

What self-indulgance! In touch with own feelings! A+++ blogger!!

Brandy said...

Y is always a tough one. Howevver, I cannot believe you overlooked XXX for your favorite X movie. It's clearly a classic.