The Beetleypete 1000!

During the Merrie Month of May, I discovered (through friend Felicity Harley’s reblogging of it) a series of posts by a new-to-me UK blogger, beetleypete, titled A-Z Film Challenge. I was late coming into the challenge with my own suggestions (I didn’t begin commenting until around the “L” post, I think), but I was pleased to see that Pete’s series had already attracted a great deal of attention and further recommendations from his blog’s readers that it seemed as though a real online “party” was going on! I also discovered in short time that Pete has an extensive knowledge of World Cinema (which I particularly enjoy) and had many of the same experiences of seeing films for the first time when he was growing up in England as I had growing up in Canada. Turns out we’re just about the same age. While Pete and I mainly agreed on his daily alphabetical choices, I found it fun to search my own memory banks and remember those other films that had meant a lot to me over the decades. I also discovered a few new pals in the comments section who brought even more movie titles and experience to the table. When Pete’s series came to an end, I know I wasn’t the only movie-lover sad to lose this daily reminiscence we’d come to anticipate and enjoy. I asked Pete if he had kept track of all the suggestions made – he hadn’t – and offered to go back over the posts and compile as complete a list as I could.

Thanks to Pete Johnson for the original idea of this series, and for his stick-to-it-iveness that kept it going. Also, thanks to Pete’s readers for all their great suggestions!

Here’s a complete update of this entire list of Beetleypete’s blog posting of movies – thanks to one of Beetleypete’s readers, ozflicks, for not only listing the more-than-1000 movies in alphabetical order from this series, but also for annotating the entire list to show not only Pete’s top favourites for each letter but also who exactly added to his list with their own preferences. Ozflicks has included a “legend” of names to which the initials beside each title refer. Much more thorough than the original list I created on this blog post, so I decided that rather than copy his work, I would create a PDF file and link to it here: The Beetleypete 1000

This list gives you the entire alphabet, as well as the Numbers at the end, so it’s much more complete than my proposed two posts would have been. Thanks, Ozflicks!

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7 responses

  1. Impressive work, Susan. Loved the series and it’s great to have a reminder. 🙂

  2. Thanks, Susan
    There are so many – 467 so far!
    Will we make the BeetleyPete 1000?

  3. Reblogged this on beetleypete and commented:
    Susan Toy has compiled a complete list of all my recommendations from the recent A-Z Film Challenge. She has also added every film choice from all those who commented, and made a complete list, in two parts. Here’s part one, with my sincere thanks to Susan for her real labour of love.

  4. Found the reblog button!

  5. Thanks for your magnificent effort in compiling this list from my challenge, Susan. It will give any aspiring film buffs a lot to think about, as well as many hours in front of their DVD player! I will share it on Twitter, Linkedin, and Google +. If you add the ‘reblog’ button to the sharing buttons on the post too, I will reblog this on my own site.
    Best wishes from Norfolk. Pete.

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