Argh! The Pressure!

Saturday, November 15, 2008
The Peer Pressure! I can't stand it!

All the cool kids are doing this meme, and since I have a penchant for jumping off bridges if little Janey down the street is doing it, too, I'm on the bandwagon.

Plus, the paper I'm writing this morning for my "Cultures, Nations and Peoples" class is starting to piss me the hell off, so I need a distraction.

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The Rules

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

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.

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 "LOTR" 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.

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."

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.

Akeelah and the Bee
A Beautiful Mind
Calendar Girls
Dreamgirls
The Exorcist
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Galaxy Quest
Hotel Rwanda
I, Robot
Juno
Kill Bill
L.A. Confidential
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Notes on a Scandal
An Officer and a Gentlemen
Pan's Labyrinth
Quigley Down Under
Reign Over Me
Smart People
Traffic
An Unfinished Life
Victor, Victoria
Whale Rider
The X-Files
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Zorro

5 comments:

kimby said...

Yeah for distractions and procrastination! I too am working on a paper right now...I am too..I am not surfing aimlessly around teh internets...I am..um...researching..yes, that's the ticket!

Janiece Murphy said...

Kimby, I'm right there with you.

Thankfully, this is my last effort before the winter break...

Wendy said...

Found the meme somewhere last night, so went to work. Well, it was my birthday, had to celebrate somehow! So stayed up past my bedtime. WAY past. Tried not to duplicate lead actors, but the ghost of Paul Newman insisted on two movies...

So, since I don't have my own blog (yet) I'll amuse you with my list. Many of your choices came in a close second to the ones I chose.

Animal House
Blade Runner
Contact
Dead Poet’s Society
Elizabethtown
Fifth Element
Gross Point Blank
The Highlander
Independence Day
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
King Arthur
Lord of the Rings
Master and Commander
National Treasure
Overboard
Pulp Fiction
Quintet
Road House
Star Wars (Original)
Trading Places
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Verdict
When Harry Met Sally
X Files: The movie
Young Guns
Zorro

I'll leave y'all to figure out which two are Ol' Blue Eyes!!
WendyB_09

Random Michelle K said...

A 'V' movie I saw! Woot! Woot! Stolen!

Ilya said...

Not a bad job under pressure, Janiece.

And a great list, Wendy, not least because it has 4 of my own choices. :)