Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!

Once again, I would like to thank all the bloggers who participated in the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon–so many great posts! Go HERE for a complete list of all the posts with links.

Here are two more posts that did not make it into the daily recaps:

Outspoken and Freckled asks if the workplace has really changed since the movie 9 to 5 came out.

Serendipitous Anachronisms advises those who want to get ahead to watch Working Girl.

That’s a wrap!


Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon: Day 3 Recap

It may be a day of rest for some, but we still have bloggers working hard on posts for the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon!

In Once Upon a Screen‘s second entry for the blogathon, she looks at Billy Wilder’s classic office drama, The Apartment.

Thoughts All Sorts peeks in on the BDSM relationship between boss and employee in Secretary.

Cinemaven’s Essays from the Couch tells us The Best of Everything for young women in the 1950s was limited to marriage, with a career meant as a stepping-stone.

Cinematic Catharsis overcomes the creepy crawlies to review Arachnophobia.

MovieRob‘s second contribution to the blogathon is another melding of the horror/workplace genres, Little Shop of Horrors.

Moon in Gemini finds the sisterhood shared by the midwives in Call the Midwife realistic and poignant.

Realweegiemidget assures us the kids are all right in Adventures in Babysitting.

dbmoviesblog reminds us not to mention the war in her review of the Britcom, Fawlty Towers.

Anybody Got a Match? writes about Libeled Lady, a screwball comedy set in the newspaper industry.

If you still have a post to contribute, no worries! I will do another update tomorrow.

I am always amazed at the quality of the contributions to these blogathons, and this one was no exception. Deepest thanks to all the contributors!



Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon: Day 2 Recap

Bloggers are working their buns off, contributing more great posts for the Workplace in Film & TV blogathon!

Movies Silently takes us behind the scenes of early movie-making with A Girl’s Folly.

Sat In Your Lap embraces the lack of plausibility of the pre-code melodrama Alias the Doctor and discovers it’s an obscure gem.

The Blonde Screwball reviews the Carole Lombard/Fred MacMurray screwball comedy about a manicurist, Hands Across the Table.

A Shroud of Thoughts praises WKRP in Cincinnati as both a great workplace and character-driven comedy series.

Critica Retro traces the career path of a railway mogul played by Spencer Tracy in The Power and the Glory.

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest tackles Charlie Chaplin’s hilarious masterpiece about the rise of technology, Modern Times.

Don’t forget to join us for Day 3 tomorrow!



Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon: Day 1 Recap

Everybody ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work?

Here are the first amazing posts for the Workplace in Film & TV blogathon:

Once Upon a Screen takes a look at Meryl Streep in the Workplace: Doubt, The Devil Wears Prada, and Silkwood.

MovieMovieBlogBlog makes you appreciate your own employment situation with his review of Glengarry Glen Ross.

Silver Screenings was made a bit uncomfortable by the boss/secretary dynamic in My Dear Secretary.

Cinematic Scribblings writes about The Organizer, whose idealism may both help and hurt factory workers fighting against exploitation.

Caftan Woman reveals the classic TV show Car 54, Where Are You? is much more than just a goofy comedy.

MovieRob reviews Compliance, a movie based on a true-life incident where a prank call to a fast-food restaurant went too far.

The Midnite Drive-In found real-life inspiration while watching the film Teachers.

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society examines the The Impatient Maiden, a pre-code film about a young medical intern.

The Stop Button was disappointed the film FM squanders its cast and story set at a popular radio station.

That’s it for today! Come back tomorrow for more workplace fun!

Reminder: the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon Starts Soon!

There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon! It begins Friday, August 18 and runs through Sunday, August 20.

If you wish to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee).

Looking forward to a very labor-intensive blogathon!

Announcing the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon!

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!


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)