House of Horrors: The Bramford in Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

This post is part of the Favorite Movie and TV Homes Blogathon, hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Read more posts from this event HERE!

Setting is of primary importance in a horror film. Usually, we imagine a creepy mansion, or a graveyard, or the basement lair of a serial killer.

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The Great Villain Blogathon: Lady Susan Vernon in Love & Friendship (2016)

This post is part of the Great Villain Blogathon 2017 hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy. See the list of participants for this event HERE!

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The Jack Nicholson 80th Birthday Blogathon: Easy Rider (1969)

This post is part of the Here’s Jack!: The Jack Nicholson 80th Birthday Blogathon, hosted by Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE!

“This is the longest music video ever,” commented my niece as we watched Easy Rider for this blogathon.

Well, yes. It’s impossible to escape the dated feeling of the film Easy Rider, with classic rock music commenting on the sound track as the two protagonists Billy (Peter Fonda) and Wyatt (Denise Hopper) ride their motorcycles through breathtaking American vistas. Hippies, people who hate hippies, drugs, communes, talk about being free of the “establishment,” of getting back to the land, of free love, etc., etc., etc.

The music remains to this day glorious. But I think it would be a mistake to dismiss Easy Rider as a relic belonging to a short moment in time.

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The April Showers Blogathon: The Rainmaker (1956)

This post is part of The April Showers Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the posts in this even HERE!

I hadn’t seen the 1956 film The Rainmaker, starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn, in quite a long time. In fact, I can tell you EXACTLY when I saw it last: the morning of 9/11. I worked from home at the time. That meant instead of sitting in traffic on a commute, I could watch movies on TCM before heading to my home office to start work.

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The Jack Lemmon Blogathon: Some Like It Hot (1959)

This post is part of the Jack Lemmon Blogathon, hosted by Le of Critica Retro and Rich of Wide Screen World. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE!

Today, Some Like It Hot is considered one of the great classic comedies of all time. Based on an obscure French film about musicians out of work, Billy Wilder and his partner I.A.L. Diamond extracted one section of the story where they are forced to dress as women in order to get work.

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The Early Women Filmmakers Blogathon: Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

This post is part of the Early Women Filmmakers Blogathon, hosted by Fritzi at Movies Silently. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE!

I was so excited when Fritzi announced this blogathon. You see, I have a degree in film studies, which I earned back in the early 1980s. I studied at Queens College, which had a marvelous interdisciplinary program, with film classes available across many departments, not just the film department.

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Favourite TV Episode Blogathon: Blackadder – “Head”

This post is part of the 3rd Annual Favourite TV Episode Blogathon, hosted by Terry of A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE!

The British comedy series Blackadder (originally called “The Black Adder” during Season 1) is unique in many ways. While all center on a character named Edmund Blackadder (played by Rowan Atkinson), each season takes place during a different period of British history.

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