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


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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


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

  7. Mine's posted too up on the CM blog!


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