The Alphabet Meme

I have been tagged by Keith over at Sugar and Spice in the following Meme. Here are 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 judgement 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.

6. If you're selected, you have to then select 5 more people.

Without further ado, here's the retrospace list. I tried to make it reflect the calibur of material covered here. So, not surprisingly great movies like Saving Private Ryan and The Godfather aren't anywhere to be found, but you better believe Smokey and the Bandit made the cut.

Asylum (1972)

Better Off Dead

Corvette Summer (1978)

Don't Look Now (1973)

Eegah! (1962)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

The Gong Show Movie

Humanoids from the Deep

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

The Jerk


The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)


The Nude Bomb (1980)

Ordinary People


Q (1982)

Rollerball (1975)

Smokey and the Bandit


Up in Smoke (1978)

Valley Girl

Wonderwall (1968)


Young Frankenstein

and Zapped!

And now those to be tagged:

Becca at No Smoking in the Skull Cave

Shawn at Branded in the 80's

Chick at Trash Aesthetics

Dr. Geektarded at Geektarded

Chris at Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches

(Bill at The Uranium Cafe, has already been tagged by Keith, so I'll leave him alone this time.)


  1. Hey Gilligan. Thanks for doing this. I'm not always sure when I tag someone if they will be willing to do it or not. Great list of movies. I've seen many of them. Cheers!

  2. yes, I Mr. asocial-blogger was tagged. Anyway i am sure I have something to contribute. I saw a few interesting selections here:

    Wonderwall- A film I have never seen but I have the soundtrack to and like ti very much. I think that is the fisrt actual Beatle solo project by George, who also did the first solo after the split as well.

    Q- This is a Larry Cohen film right? with David Carradine about a giaat flying lizard nesting in the Chryslyer Building. I liked this one really.

    Eagh- An Oscar winning performance by Arch Hall Jr. If you have not seen him in The Sadist I suggest you give it a try.

    I will get on my meme. I am behind on things as I am trying to get the new blog off the blog and give it direction. I think I will catch up here soon. I am behind on surfing blogs as well. So many blogs, so little time.

    See ya


  3. Keith- Yeah, I actually enjoy doing these memes and I enjoyed reading your list as well.

    William- Wonderwall was an awful movie actually, but the soundtrack was so incredible it deserves a look. Remove the music, and you've got zilch.

    Q- I remember when HBO first came out (was it the late, late 70's?) and they had this ad for "Q" in their little booklet of this cool dragon/serpent. Subsequently, I was hotly anticipating this movie only to be disappointed by a cheap Larry Cohen B movie.

    Eegah- If you promise he doesn't sing in the Sadist, I'll watch.

    I've enjoyed your blog and hope you get back to it soon.

  4. Lots of favorites here. Really great list and I am thrilled you included the incredible Little Girl who Lived Down the lane.

  5. Jeremy- You might say I was most proud of that selection (I put its poster at the top of my post).

    If only I had put as much thought into the other 25 letters...