15 November 2008

A-Z Movie Meme

My friend Jessie inspired me to enjoy some viral fun this evening. Many of these movies are favorites of mine, and all of them are to my way of thinking great films. I think there's only one here that I wouldn't volunteer to see again and again, but even that one holds up under scrutiny. Thanks for the idea, Jessie!

Amadeus
Big Fish
Corpse Bride
Dreams
Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes
Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (see below)
Grey Gardens
How Green Was My Valley
Il Postino
James and the Giant Peach
Kitchen Stories
Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief)
The Magnificent Ambersons
Napoleon Dynamite / New York Doll
The Outer Limits (the original TV series)
Pickpocket
Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows)
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time
Spellbound
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
Urga (Close to Eden)
Vertigo
What I Want My Words to Do to You / Wall-E
E.T. the EXtra-Terrestrial (xo xue me, I was dexperate)
Yellow Submarine
The WiZard of OZ

Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life:


4 comments:

Nigel said...

What was that movie about the kid who intentionally abandons his younger sibling on the boardwalk? I remember borrowing the video, and it was something you'd taped off Turner Classics, or some such...

andi said...

Wow, that takes some thinkin'. I am a MAJOR Little Edi fan. Get this ... Grey Garden's remake staring ... Drew Barrimore???? It's sad but true.

I would love to see your top B list movies. I would like to volunteer The Bad Seed as a B list favorite.

Skip the book-group. Let 2009 be the year of the Movie-Group. Think about it.

Chemical Billy said...

Ooh, thank you for introducing me to Kafka's Wonderful Life!

Lucian Lamprey said...

What a great little film. (I like that Jewish Kafka sings a Christmas carol.)

Kafkaesque

Gregor
Mendel a-
woke from a
night of uneasy
dreams to find
himself trans-
formed into
a gigantic
pea pod.