The ABC

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Cinemaniac

Here is my variation on a blogathon that was begun by a little blog called Mettel Ray

(hit the jump below)

# is for…

8Β½

Federico Fellini’s “sort-of” autobiography. Later a musical–“Nine”.

RUNNER-UP: 12 Angry Men, The 400 Blows

A is for…

Alfred Hitchcock

THE Master of Suspense who crafted classics such as “Psycho”, “Vertigo”, “North by Northwest”, “The 39 Steps”, “Rope”, “Dial M for Murder”, “Notorious”, and many, many more.

RUNNER-UP: Adam Sandler, Airplane!, Alma Reville (Hitch’s wife), Anna Faris, Anthony Hopkins, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop)

B is for…

“Bond. James Bond.”

Daniel Craig is the current Bond and my personal favorite. I know, I know, there’s Sean Connery, but I’ve found him manically overrated.

RUNNER-UP: Ben Stiller, The Big Lebowski, Bill Murray, The Blues Brothers, Bruce Willis

C is for…

Christopher Nolan

In 1999, he was the average joe behind “Following”. Now he’s made “The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Memento”, “Inception”, et al.

RUNNER-UP: Casablanca, Charlize Theron, Chevy Chase, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs), Coen brothers

D is for…

Die Hard

My yippee-ki-yay motherfavorite Christmas movie. Ever.

RUNNER-UP: Daniel Day-Lewis, Disney, Donnie Darko, Drew Barrymore, The Dude (Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski)

E is for…

The Elephant Man

Look up “sad” in Webster’s Dictionary and you’ll find this picture.

RUNNER-UP: Ennio Morricone, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

F is for…

Fargo

Even people who HAVE seen Fargo look it me like I’m crazy when I quote it!

RUNNER-UP: “Fava beans and a nice Chianti.” (–Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs), A Fistful of Dollars, Francis Ford Coppola, FranΓ§ois Truffaut, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” (–Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind), Friday the 13th

G is for…

The Godfather – Parts I & II

Quite simply an offer you can’t refuse.

RUNNER-UP: The Gods Must Be Crazy, GoodFellas, Griswolds (family in National Lampoon’s Vacation)

H is for…

Harrison Ford

I wish this is what the textbooks meant by “President Ford”.

RUNNER-UP: Halloween, Harry Potter, Humphrey Bogart

I is for…

Ingrid Bergman

“Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.”

RUNNER-UP: “I am not an elephant!” (–John Hurt in The Elephant Man), “I’ll be back.” (–Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator)

J is for…

Jack Nicholson

“My mother never saw the irony in calling me a ‘son of a bitch.'”

RUNNER-UP: Jason Bourne (Matt Damon in the Bourne trilogy), Jaws

K is for…

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

I think he’s just claiming to be Roger Murdock because of that annoying kid.

RUNNER-UP: The Karate Kid, Kate Winslet

L is for…

Leonardo DiCaprio

Howard Hughes is easily one of his best roles.

RUNNER-UP: Leelo (Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element)

M is for…

Martin Scorsese

That good fella, he directed “GoodFellas”. After “The Departed”, I hope he doesn’t depart anytime soon. Enough of the awful punning.

RUNNER-UP: Michael Corleone (Al Pacino in The Godfather trilogy), Monty Python and the Holy Grail

N is for…

Network

If this movie doesn’t make you as mad as hell, I’m not quite sure what will.

RUNNER-UP: National Lampoon’s Vacation tetralogy

O is for…

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

“Somebody get me a f—ing wiener before I die.”

RUNNER-UP: Octopussy (a Bond girl), Orson Welles

P is for…

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

“Those aren’t pillows!”

RUNNER-UP: Plan 9 from Outer Space, Pussy Galore (a Bond girl, obviously)

Q is for…

Q&A by Vikas Swarup

The book that gave us Slumdog Millionaire.

R is for…

RenΓ©e Zellweger

“Shut up, just shut up. You had me at ‘hello.'”

RUNNER-UP: Ralph Fiennes, Rick Moranis

S is for…

Steven Spielberg

He brought me into the world of film…and never let me out.

RUNNER-UP: Shakespeare in Love, Spaceballs, Star Wars, Steve Martin, Strangers on a Train

T is for…

Tom Cruise

THAT SAYS IT!!!

RUNNER-UP: The Third Man, Tilda Swinton, Tim Burton

U is for…

Ursula Andress

She appeared in Dr. No, and she’s STILL the best Bond girl.

V is for…

Viola Davis

Guess the movie.

RUNNER-UP: “Vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred.” (–Sean Connery in Goldfinger)

W is for…

Woody Allen

“I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or Catholics.”

RUNNER-UP: Wall-E, Willy Wonka (to parents: Gene Wilder; to kids: Johnny Depp), The Wizard of Oz, Woody Harrelson

X is for…

Nine
Because “x” is also a mathematical variable.

About as underrated as Cabaret is overrated.

RUNNER-UP: Xenia Onatopp (a Bond girl, obviously), X-Men

Y is for…

Young Frankenstein

“IT’S ALIIIIVE!”

RUNNER-UP: “Yippee-ki-yay, motherf—er.” (–Bruce Willis in Die Hard), Yul Brynner

Z is for…

Zuul

Zuul the Gatekeeper roars.

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