Thursday, July 26, 2012

One Letter Movies

“A, B, C, D, E, F, G/ H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P/ Q, R, S/ T, U, V/ W, X/ Y and Z/ Now I know my ABCs/ Now what do you think of me?” – Traditional Children’s Song

Doing “V” movies last time got me thinking about all the movies whose titles are a single letter.  When I did a little research I found that pretty much every letter had been used for a title at least once, and some of them had been used several times.

I will be recommending five of these films. I’ve seen two others – 1982’s Q (aka The Winged Serpent) and 1998’s S. – but they were not good enough for me to recommend.  The first is an attempt to do a 1950s style monster movie in the 1980s and the second is sort of a cross between The Doom Generation and the Aileen Wuornos story that is just trying too obviously to be controversial.

As I post the reviews, I will come back and post the links to them here:

6 comments:

  1. I can guess at least two films showing up here, and I like both of them a lot. Looking forward to seeing what you'll say about them.

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    1. And do those guesses begin with an "M" and a "Z"?

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  2. There's a book store in Sweden (i think) that has an entire shelf dedicated to novels with one letter titles (including those special swedish characters) so the edge has been taken off the surprise of movies being the same but does W. count?

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    1. Yes, it does. I am considering titles that are abbreviated to a single letter to be a single letter (like the "S." movie I mentioned).

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  3. Brilliant idea... just brilliant!

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