“An old movie? You like old movies?”
Alas, classic film does not command the same respect as classic cars, rock n’ roll or fine paintings. Of course we know that films made decades ago are just the bee’s knees but how do we spread the word? Hold a blogathon, of course!
Janet of Sister Celluloid and I are holding a fabulous event dedicated to sharing our favorite gateway drugs. These films can be in any genre and cover any topic, they just have to fulfill two requirements:
- Made in or before 1965
- Works as an addictive introduction to newcomers
So when this happens:
You now have a film list to help you out!
The Ground Rules:
When: December 5, 6 and 7, 2015.
Time period covered: 1965 and before.
No reruns or duplicates. No previously published posts (even if you tweak them). And because there are so many great “gateway films” out there, no duplicate posts on the same movie. So if you have a film in mind, claim it fast!
How to participate: Just tell us your movie of choice! Once it’s accepted, grab a banner, create a link to this post out of it, and display it proudly on your site! We will not be assigning dates, so feel free to post your article on any of the three days. But we will be splitting up the entries between Sister Celluloid and Movies Silently. The list of “who has who” will be updated in this post, and in the post on Movies Silently announcing the blogathon!
On December 5, the day the blogathon begins, Janet and I will create new posts on our sites, which will be updated as entries pour in. When you write your piece, please include one of the banners at the top or the bottom, with a link to the December 5 post on either Janet’s or my page, depending on which one of us has your article.
And please add this description or something similar to your post: This post is part of the “Try It, You’ll Like It!” Blogathon, hosted by Sister Celluloid and Movies Silently, where we write about “gateway films” that might bring non-classic-film lovers into the fold! For all the entries, click here!
After you’ve published, copy the URL into the comments section of the post that either Janet or I publish on December 5, depending on which of us your article is assigned to, and we’ll put your link into our post.
Final Rule: Have fun with this! We can’t wait to see your choices!
Several bloggers have already heard us (okay, me) babbling on about this, so, as Gilbert & Sullivan would say, we’ve already “got a little list…” Add your name today!
The Roster So Far:
Movies Silently Judex
Sister Celluloid The More the Merrier
A Shroud of Thoughts Bringing Up Baby
Silver Screenings The Big Country
Caftan Woman 12 Angry Men
Now Voyaging The Palm Beach Story
Cinema Gadfly Pandora’s Box
Book ’em, Danno! The Crowd
Drew’s Movie Reviews Some Like it Hot
An Ode to Dust Why Be Good?
Cinematic Scribblings Elevator to the Gallows
Special Purpose Movie Blog Casablanca
Moon in Gemini The Razor’s Edge
Queerly Different All About Eve
Big V Riot Squad The Great K&A Train Robbery
Aperture Reviews The Americanization of Emily
Criterion Blues Wild Strawberries
Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Wings of Eagles
365 Days 365 Classics The Virgin Spring
Critica Retro Roman Holiday
Defiant Success Singin’ in the Rain
The Movie Rat Psycho
Bookshelves and Daydreams East of Eden
Old Shelter Underworld
Jesgear’s Blog The Hidden Fortress
Girls Do Film It Happened One Night
Cinema Cities Rear Window
Gravatar Stalag 17
I Love Terrible Movies Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman
Old Hollywood Films His Girl Friday
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Silent-ology The Scarecrow
Speakeasy Gun Crazy
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies My Favorite Brunette
Shadows and Satin Too Late for Tears
Mildred’s Fatburgers M
The Love Pirate High Noon
wolffianclassicmoviedigest The Wizard of Oz
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You Ace in the Hole
LA Explorer The Lady Eve
Welcome to My Magck Theatre Safety Last
Totally Filmi Jungli
The Flapper Dame The Thin Man
The Wonderful World of Cinema Modern Times
Play Off the Page Here Comes the Groom
1001 Films 1001 Days Silver Lode
Christina Wehner The Horror of Dracula
The Basement Tan The Best Years of Our Lives