I saw this over at Cinema Fanatic (you should definitely go check out her awesomely interesting list) and my first thought was OH! I MUST DO THIS! My second thought: Is this wise, Millie? Surely you haven't forgotten the months of poor health that proceeded your list of 20 Favorite Hitchcock films?
(Note: I talk to myself with Charles Boyer's voice. I'm not even lying. Milleh, Milleh? Where is the brooch?)
Anyway. After MUCH mental anguish and careful deliberation, I decided to make a list. I decided to take the hundreds of thousands of utterly brilliant films and limit them to just 26. It has been painful.
The idea with this list of A - Z movies is to define myself through film. These are not necessarily the 26 movies that I consider to be the greatest, or even necessarily my 26 absolute favorites (I have 378, 253 absolute favorites, so...), they are 26 films that give you an idea about who I am. AND, apparentally, I am almost completely defined by films beginning with the letters L, M, H, and T (I'm so sorry The Lost Weekend, The Moon-Spinners, The More The Merrier, Mr. and Mrs. Smith ('41), His Girl Friday, To Be Or Not To Be, That Funny Feeling....).
This hopefully should be interesting.
A - The Awful Truth (1937)
B - Barefoot in the Park (1967)
C - Can't Help Singing (1944)
D - Dial M For Murder (1955)
E - East of Eden (1955)
F - Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
G - Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
H - How To Steal a Million (1966)
I - It Happened One Night (1934)
J - Jamaica Inn (1939)
K - Kiss Me Kate (1953)
L - Laura (1944)
M - Meet John Doe (1941)
N - Notorious (1946)
O - One, Two, Three (1961)
P - Persuasion (2007)
Q - The Quiet American (1958)
R - Road to Morocco (1942)
S - Shadow Of A Doubt (1943)
T - The Third Man (1949)
U - The Uninvited (1944)
V - Les Vacances de M. Hulot (1953)
W - The Women (1939)
X - X: The Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Y - A Yank in the RAF (1941)
Z - The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Well, there it is. IT SERIOUSLY PAINED ME. It pained me even more than the Hitchcock list. I KNOW I FORGOT (and in some cases was FORCIBLY FORCED to leave off) so many absolute favorites. IT'S KILLING ME.
Okay. I'll just leave this be (it's been waiting to be published for over a week now)....and go wander off to get list-maker's regret. ;-D