Having seized control of the levers of Blogathon power, Fritzi at Movies Silently is determined not to surrender without a major skirmish. (By my count, this is Movies Silently’s third blogathon this year—we may have to stage an intervention.) This time ‘round, it’s Accidentally Hilarious—which will concentrate on those classic movies that, in Fritzi’s words, “are amusing for all the wrong reasons. The ones that ended up as gems of unintentional comedy.” I’m going to have sit this one out—mostly because I’ve got some prior commitments, both blog-related and un-blog-related—but I wish her all the best. The festivities will get underway from July 13-15.
A Shroud of Thoughts, my man TTC is gearing up for The British Invaders Blogathon, scheduled from August 1 -3 and spotlighting “the best in British classic films. While many people think of Hollywood when they think of movies, the fact is that the United Kingdom has made many many significant contributions to film. From Alfred Hitchcock to Hammer Films to Tony Richardson, the cinema would be a poorer place without the British.” Certainly can’t argue with that.
I was thinking I’d have to take a pass on this one, too—but then I remembered that among the movies I’m hoping to clear from the U-Verse Total DVR-For-Life© is Went the Day Well? (1942), and I thought that would be a great fit for the ‘thon so I told Terry I’m in. He’s got a few ground rules for this one so if you’re interested in participating, click here for the details.