The blogathon isn't over yet! Here are the final entries: Pure Entertainment Preservation Society views The Heiress for the first time and agrees with fans of the film that it is a masterpiece. Thoughts All Sorts adores highwaymen Plunkett & MacLeane and finds their story a "gem" of a movie. Movies Silently goes Biblical for … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!
More posts dressed up in glorious costumes! Critica Retro finds the silent 1923 version of Scaramouche visually stunning and full of remarkable detail to convey the French Revolutionary era. Love Letters to Old Hollywood reviews The Glass Slipper, MGM's atypical retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale. Silver Scenes enjoys the satirical edge of The Private … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon – Day Three Recap
The post is part of the Costume Drama Blogathon, hosted by ME. See the rest of the antiquated posts HERE! Costume dramas get a bad rap. They’re often called stuffy, overlong, and overproduced. Then there’s all that history! Like, who wants a history lesson when they go to the movies? Well, I do, even though … Continue reading The Favourite: Not Your Mama’s Costume Drama
Welcome to Day Two of our Costume Drama Blogathon! Realweegiemidget Reviews canvasses her favorite Henry VIII biopics, including my personal favorite, Anne of the Thousand Days. Pure Entertainment Preservation Society does a thorough analysis of one of Jeanette MacDonald's Victorian costumes in San Francisco. The Stop Button finds the 1973 version of The Three Musketeers … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon – Day Two Recap
A bit of a slow start to our blogathon, but we still have some wonderful posts to share: Destroy All Fanboys! detects a slightly modern vibe to Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. Pure Entertainment Preservation Society originally reviewed Gone With the Wind for my Greatest Film I've Never Seen Blogathon. Along with her impressions of the overall … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon – Day One Recap
The Costume Drama Blogathon has arrived! Bloggers: 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 send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee. I will do daily recaps, but will also collect all the URLs in this … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon is Here!
This post is part of the “Some Kind of Man”: The Orson Welles Blogathon, hosted by Sean Munger. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! “A policeman’s job is only easy in a police state.” – Miguel “Mike” Vargas, Touch of Evil. There’s something odd about watching Orson Welles’ 1958 film noir … Continue reading “Some Kind of Man”: The Orson Welles Blogathon – Touch of Evil (1958)
We’re only a few days away from the start of the Costume Drama Blogathon! There's still plenty of time to join in. Request your choice in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee. RE: HURRICANE DORIAN: Of course, don't worry one bit … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon is Almost Here!
This post is part of the World War II Blogathon, hosted by Cinema Essentials and Maddy Loves Her Classic Films. See a list of the rest of the posts in this blogathon HERE! We tend to forget now that Hollywood produced very few anti-Nazi films prior to the United States entering the war at the … Continue reading The World War II Blogathon: The Mortal Storm (1940)
Time for a new blogathon! My blogging habits have been spotty lately, I know. A broken ankle and several other personal issues have made it difficult to post regularly. The good news is my ankle is just about completely recovered, and other areas of my life seem to be finally calming down into a new … Continue reading Announcing The Costume Drama Blogathon!
This post is part of The Hotter’nell Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlogII. Read the rest of the hot posts HERE! The British film The Day the Earth Caught Fire came in a tad late in the “anxiety about after-effects of the atom bomb” subset of the apocalyptic genre that was so popular during the … Continue reading The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
This post is part of The Great Villain Blogathon 2019, hosted by Shadows and Satin, Speakeasy, and Silver Screenings. Read the rest of the villainous posts HERE! When I saw Hamilton on Broadway a couple of years ago, I was accompanied by my niece. By then I knew the entire score almost by heart, but … Continue reading Bad Guys Get the Best Songs: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar
When Sister Celluloid announced this blogathon, I did not have a moment's hesitation about choosing the 1959 film The Nun's Story as my topic. We tend to automatically think of Audrey Hepburn as chic, glamorous, and almost always in a romantic story. It could seem at first glance a very odd bit of miscasting but … Continue reading A Woman at War With Herself: The Nun’s Story (1959)
This post is part of The Fifth Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Many years ago I took a seminar on story structure. The teacher briefly discussed sitcom story structure, summing it up this way: "Act I: … Continue reading “A Little Song, a Little Dance, a Little Seltzer Down Your Pants”
We have one more link to share from The Richard Matheson Blogathon: It Came From The Man Cave! found Burn, Witch, Burn, just an O.K. entry in the genre, though he did appreciate the performance of lead man Peter Wyngarde. Rich at Wide Screen World and I would like to thank all the bloggers who … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon–Final Wrap-Up!