CLASSIC FILM FANS: INTERNATIONAL STYLE

Do you see this map? Everyone that we’ve ever known or will ever know lives somewhere here on this map. And some of those folks are classic film fans. I know we look through the lens of classic films as movies made in Hollywood during its “Golden Age.” Last year I did a blog post where I asked Classic Film fans from Texas to tell me about their journey and love for classic films. Being an American one might think classic film fans are only American. Au contraire mon frère. Au contraire. With the help of The Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival and my own movie~going experience at NYC’s popular retro movie houses back in the 70’s. I’ve learned that classic film fans come from all over the world.

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APEX ( 1962 )

Terence is at it again. He of “A Shroud of Thought” is hosting his fourth annual “FAVOURITE TV SHOW EPISODE BLOGATHON.” This “is a blogathon in which bloggers write entries about their favourite episodes of their favourite classic television shows.” If you’re interested in seeing everyone’s favorites ( don’t use a “u” ~ I’m an American ) please click on “The Saint.” I participated in this popular blogathon once before with the iconic and poignant “Twilight Zone” episode “Walking Distance” starring Gig Young. But now for something different.

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THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (1941)

Heck yeah I’m jumping out before the rest of the gang. When you see the entries for my blogathon this upcoming Saturday, you won’t want to read what little ol’ me has to say about “THE SHANGHAI GESTURE.” But you’re here with me now. I’ve got you! And I have a lot to say. It’s von Sternberg…so sit back, relax and pay attention, kids! I’m going to take you on a wild ride. I promise NOT to give away plot spoilers. Read on MacDuff –

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WHO WEARS THE PANTS…


I’m going to steal, plagarize, imitate ( yeh, that’s the ticket… ) ~ …no, better yet: PAY HOMAGE to a feature from one of my favorite bloggers’ set-pieces: FRIDAY FOTO FOLLIES. And since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I hope my friend approves.

 

 

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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.

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BLOGATHON DIRECTORY ~ 2017

One way to publicize your blog…one way to publicize others’ is by holding a blogathon. Here is a directory of many of the blogathons that took place this year.  Some perennial favorites return, and some new ones appear on the horizon. Click here to see how 2017 shaped up in the world of classic film blogging. If I’m missing any, please comment below with your link. I’ll gladly you include you. Hope 2017 was a good one for you. If not, you’ll have a fresh start this Monday. Thanks! ~ CineMaven

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TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (1954)

I will trade Delon, Belmondo, Trintignant, Aumont, Jourdan, Montand, Chevalier, Boyer…and maybe even Jeanne Moreau for one night with JEAN GABIN. I’ve never heard of this film. And I came away from it saying “Viva La France!!” “Viva GABIN!!” You think I’m crazy? You haven’t seen this movie…

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