First, I want to extend my warmest thanks to all who participated in the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon. SO many great posts, and quite a few about films I’ve never seen–some I’ve never heard of! WOW! My viewing list has expanded a lot the last few days. Go HERE for a complete list of posts with links. Please check out these posts that did … Continue reading The “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!
Day 3 of our blogathon brings even more theft and mayhem! Critica Retro writes about William Powell’s perfect counterpart to his Nick Charles persona in The Thin Man–The Robber in the pre-code film Jewel Robbery. 4 Star Films enjoys the unexpected levity in The Big Steal, the film that paired Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer again after their success with Out of the Past. Pure Entertainment Preservation … Continue reading “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon – Day 3 Recap
This post is part of the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon, hosted by ME. Read the rest of the criminally good posts in this event HERE! Crooks in classic films generally split into a couple of categories: either professional criminals, or people driven by desperate circumstances to commit crimes. There’s another subset where characters steal to get revenge. Fun with Dick and Jane is a … Continue reading “It Takes a Thief Bogathon”: Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
Day 2 of the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon has yielded even more heinous activity by various thieves and other miscreants: Film Noir Archive finds director Michael Mann established his archetypal lead character in his debut film Thief. A Shroud of Thoughts gives a detailed overview of one of the most popular British TV series of the 1960s, The Saint. Destroy All Fanboys enjoys the light tone … Continue reading The “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
Day 1 of the It Takes a Thief Blogathon and we already have a wealth of great posts! MovieMovieBlogBlog declares that Woody Allen steals the show in his first feature film Take the Money and Run. Silver Screenings takes a vacation with Cary Grant in her review of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief. The Story Enthusiast credits Ernst Lubitsch with introducing the suave international thief in … Continue reading The “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
The “It Takes a Thief” 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 post as they come in. You may link your post to this one … Continue reading The “It Take a Thief” Blogathon is Here!
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon! It begins Friday, November 17 and runs through Sunday, November 19. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee). Looking forward to reading your posts on thievery in film! Continue reading Reminder: the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon Starts Soon!
Time for a new blogathon! I am inviting you to write about thievery in films. The caper, the heist, kidnappings, great escapes, con artists, high-class jewel thieves, art forgers, hungry peasants stealing bread, in any genre–all will be accepted! You many write about films from any era from any area of the world. You may also write about television shows, either those featuring a thief … Continue reading Announcing the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon!