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 … Continue reading Announcing the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon!
This week is my fifth blogversary! Yay! I thought it would be fun to dig into the archives for one of my most popular posts and see how time has treated it. In November 2012, I posted about what I … Continue reading Revisting My Thoughts on Disney Buying Lucasfilm
This post is part of the Medicine in the Movies Blogathon, hosted by Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! There are many, many film and television adaptations of Gustave Flaubert’s seminal … Continue reading Medicine in the Movies Blogathon: Madame Bovary (1949)
More great posts for Day 3 of our tear-filled blogathon! F for Films reviews the Japanese animated film Grave of the Fireflies, a tragic story of children orphaned by World War II. Love Letters to Old Hollywood finds classic films often … Continue reading The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
Day 2 of the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon is a bit slower than Day 1, but we still have some awesome and emotional posts: Silver Screenings takes on the mother of all mother melodramas, Stella Dallas. Scribblings sniffles for Cyrano … Continue reading The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
It’s a storm, it’s a tsunami, it’s a torrent of tears! Lots of great posts for Day 1 of the “No, YOU’RE Crying!’ Blogathon! Once Upon a Screen reviews one of my mom’s favorite tearjerkers, Penny Serenade. Destroy All Fanboys! … Continue reading The “No, YOU’RE Crying” Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
We’re almost ready to start the “No, YOU’RE CRYING” Blogathon! For those who have already signed up: When your post goes live, leave the URL for your post in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also … Continue reading The “No, YOU’RE Crying” Blogathon Begins Tomorrow!
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.
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon! It begins Friday, May 12 and runs through Sunday, May 13. Please read the original post and rules of the blogathon HERE. If you wish to join … Continue reading REMINDER: The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon Starts Soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time for a new blogathon! I invite you to contemplate the films that make you cry. That turn you to mush. That basically make you a total mess. Films of any genre (except documentaries), from any country, made at any … Continue reading Announcing the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon: Our Favorite Tearjerker Films
The 1967 film To Sir, with Love was a popular British film of the 1960s, and it’s not hard to see why. It hit the screen at a moment of social upheaval, featured rebellious Baby Boomer teens, and had a strong British rock soundtrack (and top-40 theme song).