Time for a new blogathon! I am inviting you to write about the workplace in film and television.
Films and TV shows featuring workers in offices, factories, restaurants, institutions, you name it, I will accept it!
You can be creative about the meaning of “workplace.” For instance, if you want to write about Star Trek or Galaxy Quest as a workplace, have at it.
Any film or TV show, from any area of the world, any era is eligible.
My only rule is no duplicates. As usual, if two people want to write about two different versions of the same story (i.e. The Front Page/His Girl Friday or British version of The Office/American version of The Office) that is fine.
The blogathon will run Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20. You may post any day (or earlier, if you wish).
To claim your topic, please request your choice in the comments section below, or contact me on Twitter (@DebbieVee). Include the name and URL of your blog. Then grab one of the banners below, display it on your blog and link it back to this post.
Thanks so much for joining in!
THE ROSTER SO FAR:
Moon in Gemini: Call the Midwife (2012-)
The Stop Button: FM (1978)
MovieMovieBlogBlog: Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Cinematic Scribblings: The Organizer (1963)
Once Upon a Screen: The Apartment (1960)/Meryl Streep workplace triple feature
Silver Screenings: My Dear Secretary (1948)
CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch: The Best of Everything (1959)
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Modern Times (1936)
Movies Silently: A Girl’s Folly (1917)
Caftan Woman: Car 54, Where Are You? (1961 – 1963)
A Shroud of Thoughts: WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 – 1982)
Realweegiemidget: Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Serendipitous Anachronisms: Working Girl (1988)
The Midnite Drive-In: Teachers (1984)
Anybody Got a Match?: Libeled Lady (1936)
Critica Retro: The Power and the Glory (1933)
Cinematic Catharsis: Arachnophobia (1990)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: The Impatient Maiden (1932)
The Blonde Screwball: Hands Across the Table (1935)
Outspoken and Freckled: 9 to 5 (1980)
dbmoviesblog: Fawlty Towers (1975 & 1979)
Movierob: Compliance (2012) & Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Sat in Your Lap: Alias the Doctor (1932)
Thoughts All Sorts: Secretary (2002)
72 thoughts on “Announcing the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon!”
How about… FM for The Stop Button?
Great! Thanks for joining!
Terrific blogathon idea! I just have to do my all-time-fave workplace movie, Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).
Knew someone would snap that up fast! Thanks for joining!
Great topic! Could I write about The Organizer (1963)? My blog is Cinematic Scribblings: https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/ Thank you!
Absolutely! Thanks for participating.
could i review modern times for this event. my blog is wolffian classic movies digest(https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/) thanks for invite
Yes! Thanks for joining in.
I’m going to the world of Classic TV to examine the screwiest workplace ever, the 53rd precinct, home of Car 54, Where Are You?
YAY! First TV pick, and it’s one of my favorites! Thanks for participating.
I’d like to do “The Best of Everything.” My blog: CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch at: https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com
“CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU?” Oh man, Paddy…one of my favorite t.v. shows: Toody, Muldoon, Lucille? Oooh! Oooh!!
Think we’d fit in? I think we’d fit in.
Great topic Debbie, so many to choose from! So going to go for the Netflix TV series Glow (2017-) if thats ok? Thanks, Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews
Of course! Heard lots of great things about it. Look forward to reading your take. Thanks for joining!
Thanks Debbie xx Looking forward to this one x Were you inspired at work one day ??
I wanted to do this in honor of Labor day, but the end of August was crowded, blogathon-wise. Then I thought, what the heck, still a great topic. 😊
It is there is so much tv and films to choose from was hard to narrow it down,
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Check out this new Blogathon by Debra of Moon in Gemini. Hope you also plan to join in!
Love this idea for a blogathon! I’d like to write about Broadcast News (1987) for the occasion. My blog is Cinema Cities: https://cinemacities.wordpress.com/
Fantastic! Thanks for participating!
Hi Debbie! I apologize for missing your blogathon, time escaped me! But I’m glad it was a success, will be checking out the posts. 🙂
That’s O.K., I’ve been there. 🙂 Hope you can contribute to a future blogathon!
Can I cover the work place films or films with great work scenes in the Katharine Hepburn movies? It would be a post that talks about all the Katharine movies that revolve around the workplace. Let me know if that would be okay?
Sounds great! Thanks for joining!
Ooh i am in! Please put me down for “Working Girl,” to paraphrase the film, “after all I have cleared the month of August and I am me.”
Sounds like fun, I sure hope someone picks 9 to 5!
Terrific! Thanks for joining!
A forgotten movie (or so it seems to me) is Teachers, a 1984 film that had me inspired to be a teacher for a while.
Sounds great! Thanks for participating!
This blogathon sounds very entertaining! Is it okay if I write about Libeled Lady? It’s all about the newspaper business, sprinkled with a bit of some good ole’ slapstick of course! If not, I’ll choose something else.
you can find my musings at Anbody Got a Match? (anybodygotamatch.wordpress.com)
That’s a great choice! Thanks for joining in!
Hi, Debbie! I finally made up my mind: I want to write abou The Power and the Glory (1933).
Le from Critica Retro
Fantastic! Thanks for joining!
I can’t believe no one has claimed “Office Space” yet. If that’s still available, I’d like to do it. My blog is http://www.seanmunger.com. Thanks!
You got it! Thanks for joining!
Hi there! I’d like to write about Arachnophobia, featuring a family doctor (Jeff Daniels) trying to gain a foothold with his practice in a small town. Oh yeah, and there’s lots and lots of spiders.
My blog is Cinematic Catharsis: https://cinematiccatharsis.blogspot.com/
Great to have you aboard!
I am Tiffany Brannan from the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society, https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com. I would like to write about “Impatient Maiden” from 1932, focusing on Dr. Myron Brown in his workplace, which includes the hospital, the ambulance, and houses which he visits during his ambulance duty. I look forward to your response.
Sounds great! Thanks for participating!
Thank you. I look forward to it.
Hi Debbie. I hope you don’t mind me commenting under here when it really doesn’t have to do with blogathon announcement post. I just wanted to drop by to invite you to participate in my next two blogathons. The links are below with more details. Would love to have you join.
Hi, can I be a pain and change my post to Adventures in Babysitting (1987)?Think it was called a Night on the Town in the US and starred Elisabeth Shue and George Newbern. Sorry to be a pain, but its a great movie!
Hello, could I participate with ‘Hands Across the Table’ (1935) with Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray?
Ida, The Blonde Screwball
Absolutely! Thanks for joining!
May I write about 9 To 5 (1980)? …. Kellee aka @IrishJayhawk66 aka Outspoken & Freckled/ http://kelleepratt.com
Of course! Thanks for participating!
I hope it is not too late to join? If I may, I would like to write about the British TV series from the 1970s “Fawlty Towers”.
dbmoviesblog – https://dbmoviesblog.wordpress.com
One of my all-time favorites! Thanks for joining!
can i do compliance (2012)?
if I have time, maybe i’ll do one or two more
also doing Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Both sound great!
Sorry for the last minute entry but I will be able to finish them in time.
Alias, The Doctor (1932)
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
No problem! Thanks for joining!
School is in session. “Teachers” review is up.
Here is my article: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/the-impatient-maiden-the-moral-intern/. Good luck on your blogathon!
So…because I just can’t resist and because I’m settling in my new home…would it be too late to add to the workplace if I have time from today to tomorrow? But only if it isn’t going to mess up your schedule.
Not a problem! If you’re a little late, I’ll add you to the last recap.
Here you go: https://thoughtsallsorts.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/secretary-hmmmm/
Thanks for hosting and for letting me join in so last minute.