THE FREE FOR ALL BLOGATHON

In the world of classic film blogathons, there are sooooo many themes and topics covered.

              

It’s pretty tough to come up with something unique that bloggers might WANT to join. They’re a pretty busy lot maintaining their own blogs. So I came up with this idea that I think would appeal to many. It did.

Bloggers were invited to write about ANYthing their little hearts desired for this one day event. I am happy and grateful for their contributions. I’ve even made some fancy schmancy banners to highlight their work. It’s still pretty nippy in certain parts of the country. So if you’re staying inside to be warm and cozy…cuddle up to these blogs below.

THANKS SO MUCH, BLOGGERS!!

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BLOG ENTRANTS

( Well yeah, I’m gonna start off with my own entry. )

 

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SILVER SCREENINGS has written about THE HITCH~HIKER which might serve well as a companion piece in her guest essay over at CineSuffragettes.

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Again, I want to thank all the bloggers who participated in my blogathon. I hope you have time to read all the entries submitted, make comments on their blogs…and share this directory with your own readers. I’ll be traveling to California for TCM’s annual film festival in April. I’ll be carrying all your posts with me and reading them as I cross the country. This will make the hours fly by like minutes. Thank you for that, too!

 

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178 thoughts on “THE FREE FOR ALL BLOGATHON

  1. I’m in! I’d like to write about David Lean’s This Happy Breed. Maddy at Maddylovesherclassicfilms.

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  2. Cool idea, count me in. I want to do Seven Decades, Seven Great Science Fiction Films, looking at one film from each decade from the 1950s to the 2010s. Don’t hold me to this list, but I think it’s going to be Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Planet of the Apes (1968), Rollerball (1975), They Live (1988), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Moon (2009), and The Shape of Water (2017).

    Chris
    Blog of the Darned

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    • Chris…what a capital idea this is. Thanks for wanting to share this here. I won’t hold you to the list. You’re taking a big chunk outta films. Thanks again.

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  3. The basic title will be “Movies You Never Knew Existed (and which you may wish you STILL never knew existed)”. It will contain at least two (and maybe three) movies culled from my collection of cheapjack drive-in fare. I can absolutely guarantee that no one else will pick them, although I can’t actually guarantee that no one will have ever heard of them prior to my writing. I’m still in debate on which ones, as yet. How’s that for an idea?

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    • If that’s your idea, Quigs…it’s a swell one. I’ll put you down for that. Submit your link here in my comments Section whenever you’re ready. When you decide on your films, if you want…you can let me know privately at my e-mail ( cinemavenessays@gmail.com ). Thanks so much for participating.

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      • I’ll send you an email when I get the choices nailed down. I’d personally prefer this one to be a surprise that no one knows before hand. They will definitely be odd, I already have one definite entry that I’m sure no one except oddballs like me has ever heard of much less seen.

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      • I kind of figured you wanted it to be a surprise. I’m creating banners…and if you send me a private e-mail, I can create a banner for you for my directory, and won’t reveal it until the day of the event. Would that work for you? If not, if you want it to be a surprise to me too..that’ll be fine. Let me know how we should play it.

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  4. This is a really unique, fascinating idea for a blogathon! In a way, it’s so broad that it’s hard to think of a topic! Once you begin to think, though, you can’t stop.

    I am Tiffany Brannan, the authoress of the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society (https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com). My sister, Rebekah, and I are going to collaborate on an article about “Casablanca” from 1942. She is going to focus on the story and character analysis, while I am going to focus on the difference between the original story and the movie, specifically the self-regulation. We are planning on calling the article “‘Casablanca’ from 1942: From ‘Rick’s Place’ to a Classic.”

    By the way, we would like very much for you to participate in our upcoming blogathon, The Singing Sweethearts Blogathon, which will be Rebekah’s first real participation in PEPS. This blogathon, which will be hosted around Valentine’s Day, is celebrating the famous singing team Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. You can read the rules of the blogathon at https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/ring-the-assembly-bell-here-comes-the-singing-sweethearts-blogathon/. If you are available, I hope you’ll join us in honoring this brilliant team and the holiday of love!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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    • Holy Cow!! What a great idea. I’m putting you down for it. Do you know what scores or composers you want to tackle? ( If you do… would you please, send me an e~mail on your choices? Send it to cinemavenessays@gmail.com ). Thanks Debbie for joining in. Hmmm…Hermann, Webb, Bernstein, Korngold men who can break your heart or make you climb the heights…

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    • Hi Linda…Thanks so much for joining in the fun. Ooooooh, you’re bringing Toshiro. No one today can wear a man~bun like Toshiro Mifune. Fine, fine. Let him sit right next to me, thankyouverymuch. 😉

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    • Hi Kayla…this is intriguing. I only know of one big movie that features birds. Hell…what have I missed. I’ll be interested to read your post. Thank you for joining!!!

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    • I skimmed you comment fast and read Vigo…and thought of Viggo Mortensen. Yikes!! Hi Kevin, and thank you for participating. I look forward to receiving and reading your work. Thanks again.

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  5. Hello Theresa! Thanks for inviting me to participate in this blogathon! Is it alright if I do a piece on Elvis’ love for food? Elvis had an obsession with this thing called the ‘Fool’s Gold Loaf’ and I think it would be interesting to explore that side of him – the less ‘glamorous’ side if you will.

    You can find me at ‘Anybody Got A Match?’

    Cheers!

    Alex

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  6. Hey, Theresa! This is a blogathon I’ve been mulling over ever since it was first announced, but I think I’ve finally nailed down what I want to do. You can put me down for the brilliantly cast wackiness that is What a Way to Go! Looking forward to this!

    LoveLettersToOldHollywood.blogspot.com

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  7. Sounds like a fun thing, Teresa – and also the perfect opportunity to publish a list I have of my favorite outfits from classic movies!
    Count me in!
    Kisses!
    Le from Critica Retro

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  8. Hello again, Theresa! I’ve decided on the name of my piece! Would it be okay if I were to change it to “The King and His Sandwiches”?

    Thanks again!

    Cheers,

    Alex

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    • Hi Phyllis ~ I’m so happy you want to join. It’s so tough finding a unique theme bloggers want to write about. I’m lovin’ Robert Ryan. He could do anything…couldn’t he. Thanks again for joining.

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  9. Why hasn’t anyone done this before? It’s genius!
    I want to write about some under rated gems I’ve found while watching classic films! Thanks!

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  10. I’ve been giving it some thought, and I really don’t want to stay out of this blogathon. It’s such a fun idea. Luckily my schedule permits me to do this as I checked. I would like to write about Karen Carpenter if it’s possible? I know she’s not really cinema related, but I’ve always been fascinated by her.

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    • Hiya Marsha…thanks so much for getting this in to me. I have it up on my blog and I’ve read it too. Clever. Very very clever. I LOVED it. Now…where can I find pre~code Loretta to cry on her shoulder. Thank you again for joining my blogathon!!!

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    • Thank you very much Maddy for your submission. ( Pssst! If you really wanna see the blogathon in all it’s glory…come back on Sunday! ) Thank you again for your post. Can’t wait to read this. 🙂

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    • Hi Gill. Thank you for getting me your post. I haven’t seen “SLEUTH” in years. I look forward to reading about it. Thanks again for participating in the blogathon. Come by on Sunday and you’ll see the directory in all its glory. Thank you!!

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    • Hi Michaela ~ thank you for posting your entry. Loads of pictures…and when will we see the likes of all those co~stars again? Hmmm, I’m trying to think, but I can’t think of anyone in the 60’s better suited for the role than Shirley MacLaine. Thanks again for participating!

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  15. Hi Theresa. I’m not going to have time to write about Karen Carpenter as things are so crazily hectic here. Instead I’m salvaging and finishing off a post on Agnes Moorehead that I started on a few years back but never finished. When I looked at the post to see where I was up to, I knew that I could finish that off in time.

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  16. Hi Theresa: I would like to write a piece about classic movie remakes. The idea came to me when I was watching a remake of a classic film and realized that though I spout off against remakes, I really do like them. Thanks.

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    • Sounds good Toni. You’ll probably give me some tips on how I can learn to embrace re~makes. I’ll add you to my list of distinguished bloggers. I think you’ll be a fun read. Thank you for wanting to participate! I appreciate it.

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    • Hello Rebecca. Thank you for diving into this free for all with a movie that looks quintessential 1940’s. What a Warner Bros. cast. Check back here Sunday for a complete roster. I look forward to reading about “DOUGHGIRLS.” It looks like my type of movie.

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    • Hi there Ruth. I’ve got a soft spot for this wild movie. I know Ed Wood didn’t set out to purposely make a BAD MOVIE. But I guess it’s better to be known as BAD than to be totally ignored. Thanks for showing it some love but at least spotlighting it. Thanks for your support in my writing or when I take up the mantle as host. Always a pleasure to see you here. ( Stop by the blog on Sunday…I’ll have the final directory revealed in all its glory. )

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      • I also have a soft spot for Ed Wood. He was the definition of Determination, wasn’t he? To have the resolution to make movies when everything is against you is inspiring.

        I can’t wait to read all the entries in the Free For All Blogathon. It’s a great idea and it’ll be fun to see the wide variety of films chosen. Thank you for organizing it.

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