Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Apparently, I'm the One Who is It.

I've been tagged. And I know that TAPA is going to kick my ass from clear across the country, but I'm gonna do it. Why, you may ask, am I, the Memelator going to follow through on being tagged?

1. I think this one's mildly amusing.

2. I'm going to break the rule about tagging anyone else. If you like the idea, post a response on your blog and let me know you've done so in comments here. (If you are blogless, feel free to post your list in comments.)

3. Konstantin didn't actually inform me that I'd been tagged. He just left it for me to notice on his blog. (BTW, Shawn Powers and John the Scientist were also tagged and I doubt they know about it either.) Anyway, I thought that was funny and decided I'd do this one.

Here's da rulz:


1. Pick one film to represent each letter of the alphabet. I shall.

2. The letter "A" and the word "The" do not count as the beginning of a film's title, unless the film is simply titled A or The, and I don't know of any films with those titles. Got it.

3. Return of the Jedi belongs under "R," not "S" as in Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi. This rule applies to all films in the original Star Wars trilogy; all that followed start with "S." Similarly, Raiders of the Lost Ark belongs under "R," not "I" as in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Conversely, all films in the Lord of the Rings series belong under "L" and all films in the Chronicles of Narnia series belong under "C," as that's what those filmmakers called their films from the start. In other words, movies are stuck with the titles their owners gave them at the time of their theatrical release. Use your better judgment to apply the above rule to any series/films not mentioned. There sure are a lot of rulz.

4. Films that start with a number are filed under the first letter of their number's word. 12 Monkeys would be filed under "T." Copy That!

5. Link back to Blog Cabins in your post so that I can eventually type "alphabet meme" into Google and come up #1, then make a post where I declare that I am the King of Google. Done!

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Here we go:

A is for Anaconda
B is for Bridge over the River Kwai
C is for Catch Me if you Can
D is for Dawn of the Dead
E is for Edward Scissorhands
F is for Flight of the Phoenix (the original Jimmy Stewart one)
G is for Get Shorty
H is for High Noon
I is for The Incredibles
J is for Joe versus the Volcano
K is for Kansas City Bomber
L is for The Longest Yard
M is for Marathon Man
N is for North by Northwest
O is for Oliver Twist
P is for Papillon
Q is for The Quiet Man
R is for Rain Man
S is for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
T is for Thunderball
U is for The Unbearable Lightness of Being
V is for V for Vendetta
W is for Wonder Boys
X is for Xanadu
Y is for Yellow Submarine
Z is for Zacharia Farted
(Yes, I cheated to find that one. This was harder than I thought.)

16 comments:

Eric said...

I wasn't tagged, but I set up my list to go up on Friday's blog after I noticed the meme over at Burlaki On The Thames.

Nice list.

Eric said...

Aw, what the hell, I shifted things around so mine will appear on Thursday around midnight.

Jeri said...

That looked like a lot of work!

I found a meme elsewhere that I'm stealing one day this week that won't take much work at all. But I'm not spilling the beans in advance...

Ilya said...

I did mine in 15 minutes, Jeri, but, of course, several selections were "the first thing that popped into my head".

Interesting list, Nathan. I have to admit that only a handful of your selections would merit a consideration for my list, but then I don't count myself as a well-rounded movie buff. What I am most surprised of, is the fact that you have a Bond flick on your list, the one that I rate fairly low among all of Bond movies, and for a letter which is not too hard to pick.

Nathan said...

Every one of my picks is the first thing that popped into my head. No level of favorite should be read into it.

(Also, you should know that I'm a rabid "Jeopardy" watcher and I love beating the contestants, but I never know the answer to any questions in a movie or Oscars category. Go figure.)

Konstantin said...

By the way of being a newbie I apologize for not notifying the taggees (taggers, targets).

There's is a lot I still need to learn about the etiquette (including the spelling of the word). I've tagged the people who I read most (blatant flattery) since I hardly know anybody else, and Ilya was tagged by Jason.

So, apologies all around.

Nathan said...

No apologies necessary. The fact that you forgot to tell me I'd been tagged is really half of what got me to bother with it.

No offense intended, but the whole thing just seemed so retarded that it felt right up my alley. That sort of thing appeals to me.

(I'm bucking for 'Tard of the week on Janiece's blog.)

Random Michelle K said...

so they're movies you've seen?

Definitely could not complete that list.

The only z movie I can think of is zoolander, and I know remember that becuase it has a painful looking poster.

John the Scientist said...

Michelle - did you see Disney's Zorro as a kid?

I did mine mostly as a tribute to the 1950s, 60s, and 70s movies I used to watch on Saturday afternoons as a kid. Kung Fu movies, John Wayne, James Coburn, Bill Cosby Movies, Leon Uris stories, stuff like that. And a few of my favorite Russian movies thrown in. It'll be up in a little while.

Nathan said...

No, I haven't seen all of the movies on my list. Some of them, in fact, wouldn't get onto a list of movies I'd watch if they included having someone wait on me hand and foot while it played. But I am curious about Zacharia Farted.

Steve Buchheit said...

I'm hanging on to the safety tree so I won't get tagged.

Random Michelle K said...

Michelle - did you see Disney's Zorro as a kid?

No. I didn't get to watch shows like that when I was little. (Which may explain why I'm so fond of shows where they blow stuff up real good now.)

But I have The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley, The Complete Classic Adventures of Zorro by Alex Toth, and Zorro by Isabel Allende, all of which I read and enjoyed.

Eric said...

"Z" wasn't nearly as hard as "Q" or "X." Zodiac, Zorro, Zoolander, Zelig, Zapped!, Zulu... and that's without looking. :-)

Random Michelle K said...

Did queensryche make an eponymous movie?

Random Michelle K said...

No. I was wrong.

John the Scientist said...

X was very hard - there are few movies with that as the first letter, the X-Files and X-Men being two.

But neither fit my self-imposed category, so I had to cheat there.