Thursday, July 31, 2008

12 Movies Meme

Tag! I'm it!

Ibetolis over at Film for the Soul tagged me to participate in the 12 Movies Meme started by Lazy Eye Theatre. I don't really get the rules so I kind of just went with a similar form based off of Ibetolis' entry. Basically I'm creating line-ups for 6 double-feature nights (Monday through Saturday), each with it's own theme. I've also provided a reason for why I chose that line-up. I have to tag 5 people and with an interesting twist, I'm tagging 3 guest bloggers (their responses I'll post here) and 3 bloggers. I know that's 6, but since I'm already breaking rules... My double-features and tags are listed below. Enjoy!

Theme: Right in the Belly - Poisonous Stories
Films: D.O.A. (1950) & Notorious (1946)
Reason: My favorite film noir matched with an astounding Hitchcock classic, both feature protagonists who have been poisoned.

Theme: Blonde Bette Davis Does Not Want to Kiss You
Films: Cabin in the Cotton (1932) & Of Human Bondage (1934)
Reason: Two great Bette Davis films, with her as a blonde, both include famous lines about kissing. Cabin in the Cotton - "I'd like to kiss ye, but I jus' washed ma hair". Of Human Bondage - "And after ya kissed me, I always used to wipe my mouth! WIPE MY MOUTH!"

Theme: Robert Mitchum Just Wants to Love on You
Films: Holiday Affair (1949) & Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Reason: Robert Mitchum's softer side shines through with these two romances. A delight for anyone who crushes on him.

Theme: The Morning After ~ Ultra Sexy Pre-Codes
Films: Female (1933) & The Divorcee (1930)
Reason: One thing leads to another and well, you know... Women in charge of their sexuality. And a little Norma Shearer never hurt anyone.

Theme: Triumphant Triumvirates ~ Everything's Better in Threes
Films: Three on a Match (1932) & A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Reason: It's a shame I couldn't make this one into a triple-feature! Based on threes, great films about three very different women coming together in unusual circumstances.

Theme: Multiple Families, Multiple Problems
Films: Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) & With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
Reason: Two films that gave birth to The Brady Bunch. What happens when two families come together as one? Laughter is sure to follow.

Frank ~ Guest Blogger
Bob ~ Guest Blogger
Kevin ~ Guest Blogger
Carrie ~ Classic Montgomery
Ginger ~ Asleep in New York
Steve ~ Film Noir of the Week


Ibetolis said...

Great choices and there are a few I haven't seen but their reputation goes before them.

I think Monday night would be brilliant; I love a good dark noir (I nearly went with Double Indemnity on my list but alas it had to make way for other choices) and Notorious is just a great classic.

My wife loves your Wednesday night double feature; a bit too much for my comfort. I think it's a Robert Mitchum thing.

Nice list.

Joseph said...

Monday is awesome. I haven't seen D.O.A. yet, but Notorious is an excellent film. Love the ending shots.

Raquelle said...

Ibetolis - Thanks again for the tag. I like your wife already. Tell her I said she has good taste!

Joseph- Well my Monday night is the most popular it seems. That's the first one I thought of. I love the line "right in the belly" which I think is from DOA but I probably just made that up.

Ginger Ingenue said...

Wonderful! :)

I'd especially want to be present on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday...

I guess Robert Mitchum just doesn't do it for me. ;)

Thanks so much for the tag.

Raquelle said...

Ginger, just wait. Bob Mitchum will win you over yet.


Steve-O said...

Ok... here's mine. Obviously noir heavy...

Carrie said...

Mine's posted too up on the CM blog!


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