Nov 24, 2012

My Movie Alphabet

My Movie Alphabet is a blogathon started by Mettel Ray, but I learned about if from Cinematic Paradox. Anyway thatks to both of them.

The idea behind the blogathon is to list all movie related stuff (films, directors, actors and so on) according to alphabet, one per letter. Believe me, it is a lot fun to make the list and better to read it. So, here is mine:
I had a lot options, at first wanted to mention 21 Grams and 50/50, but then I remembered that I've seen this film plenty of times, that this movie made me interested in card counting and that I've spent a lot nights in trying to do what Ben, Jill and others were doing.
Definitely, one of the best movies and best performance by Russel Crow. I remember my first class in math, before university when a teacher asked: "Has anyone ever heard anything about John Nash?" And I raised my hand and told him: "You mean the guy played by Russel Crow in A Beautiful Mind".  Since that my professor did not hope much for me.
This movie is my personal favorite black comedy of all time. Seriously, I could write here more successful and iconic movies (like Braveheart or Brokeback Mountain) but no, this is what I really like. I think this is Cohens' one of the bests.
I also wanted to mention Catch Me If You Can - a great duo of Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, but I love Crash more and I believe that it is one of the most undervalued and highly hated movie of all time. Though I think this can be one of the best dramas of the decade with a powerful story and good cast.
This is an extraordinary crime movie of Martin Scorsese, that I hated once. But later realized that I could not watch any better movie in the genre made it one of the my top choices. I had some more options to name here, like Dances With Wolves, Doubt or Denzel Washington. But I guess I made a better choice.
I've got a lot reasons to love this movie. Julia Roberts is the biggest one. I've been her huge fan for years and I still love all her movies. But this film is a brilliant work of Steven Soderberg and Albert Finney. I've watched Erin Brockovich more than 10 times and still keep doing it. The moment I decided to make this list, I knew that film would be on it.
It is easy for Forrest to run the "F" letter of my movie alphabet. Hanks outstanding performance, beautiful music and amazing story made this movie unbeatable in this category.
Gladiator is my all time favorite and most watchable movie for me. This is definitely the best historic drama ever. Just can not make any movie list without including it.
"H" was probably the hardest decision. I wanted to list here Hunger, Hans Zimmer, Hugo, Hotel Rwanda, Harry Potters, Hollywood. But then I went through my childhood and I remembered that How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the two films I love from my early ages. The same time, the funniest performance by Jim Carey is really worth of noting.
Do I need to explain?!
She was the first actress ever I fell in love with and the only whose every films I've watched. I still love her acting, voice, charm and each character Roberts played and still expect for her huge comeback to movie industry.
One of the most inspiring drama I've ever seen. I've not thought much about "K" letter choice. Obviously, this movie made me remember itself pretty successfully. Just MUST see film for everyone.
The reason I listed Little Miss Sunshine in my alphabet are two my all time fav. characters: Olive and Grandpa. This film makes me laugh every time I watch. Also I would love to mention: Life is Beautiful, L.A. Confidential and Little Children.
Sorry to all celebs and movies that start with "N" this is because of my great love to adventure movies.
Obviously, my greatest link to movies.
I wanted to mention here Paul Newman, Public Enemies, The Prestige but Pan's Labyrinth is such a great fantasy that I could not resist temptations. 
Quentin, hope for your Django! That's all!
Absolutely, I think about my blog all the time and the first thing I remember is my blog Running Reel, the. I love it most. More than any other fictional idea around me.
Hey, Steven! You've made most of my favorite movies, including Schindler's List, Catch Me if You Can, A.I, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park(s) and you deserve to be here man. 
James Cameron, I could not list you, unfortunately for you, your name starts with "J" and I already have my own all time favorite with same initial. But still I love your film TITANIC, maybe the first my film I remember so far. As a perfection of directing, technical, creative and acting works, I find this movie to be most deserved one on my list.
A film with great screenplay, greater actors and the greatest Kevin Spacey.
The only reason I should like this movie is it's amazing cast. However, I find something more attractive that makes me watch it over and over again.
Tilda was perfect in We Need To Talk About Kevin, have not seen such powerful performance for years. 
It's a little bit hart to call him director, but he already has 3 films and he's just 23. I watched his I Killed My Mother and that was pretty good movie. I wanted to mention here The X Files in the name of my favorite TV Show, but I hope Xavier will become a great movie-maker and that's why he made my list.
You've Got A Friend In Me is the most friendly song I've ever listened to. This song unites all three parts of my favorite animation Toy Story. That is why I decided to mention in my Movie Alphabet. Just love it!
Zachary's Sylar was the most interesting character in Heroes, he gives a good performance in Margin Call and normal one in Star Treck. And also, none of "Z" letter movies make me feel like I want them in this list, so I made a decision in favor of Zachary Quinto.

Huh, that was hard to make this list. But now I like my job. I think, I did pretty good. 

What about you?



At Nov 24, 2012, 2:17:00 AM , Blogger Shane Slater said...

Nice list bud. I like the inclusion of iMDB. It's hard to imagine what we used to do without it!

At Nov 24, 2012, 2:28:00 AM , Blogger Nika said...

Hah, thank you, I liked your's too. Yes, IMDB is the most important thing for movie fans, I guess. :))

Without it probably we'd use RT more often, haha :D

At Dec 6, 2012, 6:00:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant list, this. Some really great movies. I particularly like the inclusions of A Beautiful Mind, Burn After Reading and Pan's Labyrinth. Oh and also The Usual Suspects, as we match! :)

At Dec 6, 2012, 6:03:00 PM , Blogger Nika said...

Hah, thanks a lot. You know it feels great to find someone who likes Burn After Reading, because there are not too many people out there :)))

At Jan 3, 2013, 2:11:00 PM , Blogger Getter said...

Why do I get a feeling this isn't in my Blogathon list though it should be.. It's awesome! I'm putting it there even though it didn't make it to the - still deserves to be mentioned!

At Jan 3, 2013, 2:13:00 PM , Blogger Getter said...

Oh, you are, my mistake, I had "the" in front of the blog name - silly me, I have to drink more coffee! :D

At Jan 3, 2013, 2:52:00 PM , Blogger Nika said...

Haha, it's OK. Your final list for this blogathon is brilliant.:)

At Jan 3, 2013, 3:13:00 PM , Blogger Getter said...

Well, couldn't be without the participants! ;)


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