I don’t typically participate in blog memes, mostly because deadlines aren’t really my thing– this is a leisurely blog, updated when I deign fit to update it, after all, and I have so many other things to do with my time that setting dates for myself generally doesn’t work out. But some memes are just worth engaging in (especially those with deadlines far, far off in the future), and they’re the ones I break my loose rule for. Case in point, a number of bloggers from across the web have been offering their cinematic alphabets, a list comprised of one film for each letter of the alphabet. I’m a sucker for quick lists, and I always love an opportunity to give some love to lesser known films, so this one’s right up my alley.
So, getting right into things,
“A” is for Attack the Gas Station, 1999, directed by Sang-jin Kim.
“B” is for Blazing Saddles, 1974, directed by Mel Brooks.
“C” is for Cemetery Man, 1994, directed by Michele Soavi.
“D” is for District 9, 2009, directed by Neil Blomkamp.
“F” is for Friend, 2001, directed by Kyung-taek Kwak.
“G” is for Ghost Dog, 1999, directed by Jim Jarmusch.
“H” is for Harvey, 1950, directed by Henry Koster.
“I” is for Irreversible, 2002, directed by Gasper Noe.
“J” is for Jindabyne, 2006, directed by Ray Lawrence.
“K” is for Kind Hearts and Coronets, 1949, directed by Robert Hamer.
“L” is for La Commare Secca, 1962, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
“M” is for Marnie, 1964, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
“N” is for Nowhere to Hide, 1999, directed by Myung-se Lee.
“O” is for Once Upon a Time in America, 1984, directed by Sergio Leone.
“P” is for Persepolis, 2007, directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.
“Q” is for The Quiet Family, 1998, directed by Ji-woon Kim.
“R” is for Resurrection of the Little Match Girl, 2002, directed by Sun-woo Jang.
“S” is for Six-String Samurai, 1998, directed by Lance Mungia
“T” is for Tsotsi, 2005, directed by Gavin Hood.
“U” is for Undead, 2003, directed by Michael and Peter Spierig.
“V” is for Videodrome, 1983, directed by David Cronenberg.
“W” is for Wonderful Days, 2003, directed by Moon-saeng Kim.
“X” is for Xtro, 1982, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport
“Y” is for Yojimbo, 1961, directed by Akira Kurosawa.
“Z” is for Zatoichi, 2003, directed by Takeshi Kitano.