UPDATE: The roster is full! Thank you so much for participating and we look forward to your posts in January!
I firmly believe that there is a little bit of the historian in every classic movie fan. After all, we love films that were made before we were even a gleam in our father’s eye. Well, here’s our chance to collaborate on a project celebrating the history of motion pictures
Most movie blogathons center around actors, topics, genres or eras of film. This event is going to focus on individual years. Our range is 1915 to 1950. Participants will each focus on one individual year in the history of film. In order to focus on as many years as possible, we are asking for no duplicates, please. The event will be held January 12-14, 2014.
I have been joined by two amazing co-hostesses this time around: Ruth of Silver Screenings and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, two of the best classic film bloggers on the beat. I will be hosting the silent era portion of the event while Ruth and Aurora will split the sound era between them.
How do I join?
Pick the year you would like to focus on (or ask us to assign one to you). Be sure to wait for confirmation before going to work as the “big” years are likely to be snapped up quickly. If your chosen year is taken, we will suggest alternate years that still open.
You can contact me in the comments section, via email or on Twitter.
Is this your first blogathon? I just happen to have written a handy how-to article on blogathon participation.
What can I submit?
It’s your year and you can handle it any way you like. Here are some ideas:
A pictorial focusing on the best film posters of your chosen year.
A review of a film from your chosen year.
An examination of the year through the films of a particular actor or director. For example, you could cover 1931 by examining the five films Joan Crawford made that year.
A historical approach discussing events that changed the course of film history. For example, 1927 and the talkie revolution.
A timeline showing the important events of your year. For example, a timeline of major releases for 1922.
An examination of the year through popular genres. For example, you could cover 1916 by discussing the role of westerns and realism vs. escapism in these films.
If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.
Remember, no duplicates!
|1916||Big V Riot Squad|
|1918||One Track Muse|
|1920||Durnmoose Movie Musings|
|1922||Family Friendly Reviews|
|1926||Classic Film Buffa|
|1930||The Artistic Packrat|
|1932||Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel|
|1933||Outspoken & Freckled|
|1936||Lasso the Movies|
|1937||The Motion Pictures|
|1939||Once Upon a Screen|
|1940||Lady Eve’s Reel Life|
|1941||The Joy and Agony of Movies|
|1942||Wide Screen World|
|1943||The Last Drive In|
|1944||The Movie Rat|
|1949||Portraits by Jenni|
|1950||Vienna’s Classic Hollywood|
Be sure to snag one of our banners for the event!
This is going to be fun!