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Monday, June 26, 2017

Announcing the Summer Movie Blogathon, June 24-25

Put on your baggies and wax up your rear-projection surfboard, it's almost time for the Summer Movie Blogathon, June 24 and 25 (first weekend of Summer). 


Okay, we're being a little generous with our definition of Summer as indicated below. The only rule is no repeats on movies titles, first come first served. If interested, post a comment saying what movie you want to do below. Examples of qualifying films include the following.


Movies with Summer in the title:


Examples:
  • 500 Hundred Days of Summer  [Taken]
  • The Endless Summer
  • Suddenly Last Summer
  • Long Hot Summer
  • In the Good Old Summertime [Taken]
  • Indian Summer [Taken]
  • Summer of '42 [Taken]
  • Summer of Sam
  • Corvette Summer, they can't all be Casablanca, folks

Movies about the beach, surfing, or summer sports:

Examples:
  • Beach Party, Muscle Beach Party, [Muscle Beach Party is Taken] ...
  • Gidget
  • Ride the Wild Surf
  • Dog Town and Z Boys [Taken, unless someone else wants it real bad]
  • Deliverance
  • Without a Paddle
  • Major League
  • Bull Durham

Movies about summer or hot weather:



Examples:
  • Stand by Me
  • Grease
  • Dazed and Confused
  • American Graffiti [Taken]
  • Seven Year Itch
  • Weekend at Bernie's

Movies about vacation/camping or set in amusement park/resort area:


Examples:
  • Coney Island
  • Roman Holiday [Taken]
  • National Lampoon's Vacation
  • Meatballs
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
  • Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
  • Euro-Trip
  • Woman on the Run

Summer blockbusters (to qualify, must have been released between April and September):


Examples:
  • Jaws
  • Men in Black
  • Independence Day  [Taken]
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark  [Taken]
  • Ghostbusters [Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II are Taken]
Want to be involved? Post a comment, saying what film you want to cover.

Here's what we have so far:

I've made the above graphics to promote the blogathon. Please feel free to Save as and use as needed.

53 comments:

  1. I know "Beach Party", "Muscle Beach Party" and "Gidget" backwards, forwards, sideways, standing on one foot, speaking in Spanish and I would love to "do" one of them. I'm just not sure what I'd have to do. Could you break it down for me?

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  2. Any would be fine, take your pick. Me, I was thinking about doing Pajama Party.

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    1. Alright then. I'll take "Muscle Beach Party". Haven't written under a deadline for awhile! Pressure.

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    2. That sounds good. By the way, I noticed that there is a book coming out from Micheal Dormer, the artist who did the illustrations in the credits of Muscle Beach Party. It's out August 29. Details are up on Amazon:

      https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Dormer-Legend-Hot-Curl/dp/1683960173/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495725882&sr=8-1&keywords=Michael+Dormer

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  3. Could I write about The End of Summer (1961)? My blog is Cinematic Scribblings: https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/ Thank you!

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  4. Sure, I hadn't even heard of it, until I googled it just now. It sounds really good. I look forward to it. I'm psyched. Thank you.

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  5. Using the summer blockbuster allowance, I'd like to take advantage of the availability of Ghostbusters and GhostbustersII, if that's OK. (I'll leave out that crappy remake... unless I make a reference to it as a crappy remake, that is.)

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  6. That sounds good. I look forward to it and will add you to the list.

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    1. Just wondering. Is this an acceptance to my submission? Because I'm still not on the list above...

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    2. Hi, sorry for the oversight. Yes, that is accept. I added it today.

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    4. Okay, I actually added part of it yesterday, but somehow managed to not get it right. I fixed it today. All is good. Thanks for your patience.

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  7. Oooh...can I join please? I'd like to do The Way Way Back (2013) if that's ok?
    http://thoughtsallsorts.wordpress.com/

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  8. Hi, That sounds really good. I love it. I don't think I've seen it, and I love Steve Carell. I'll have to look for it. Welcome aboard.

    Chris

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    1. It is a wonderful movie. Sam Rockwell rocks in it ;-)
      PS: Not sure how well comments go back and forth between BlogSpot and Wordpress but to let you know that I'm excited that you joined my Colours Blogathon and have you down - and you're more than welcome to add some of those choices you had to throw out in the narrowing down process - the more the merrier ;-)

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    2. Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.

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  9. Can I take "Roman Holiday" please?

    My blog: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

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  10. That would be awesome. I'll put you down for that. Thanks,

    Chris

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  11. Hi there, could I cover "Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition" from 1915? It was shot at the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, which included numerous amusements, including electric wicker couches on wheels. Fatty and Mabel play a vacationing couple who get into all sorts of mischief related to these amusements, including a "shocking" hula performance. Will this work? My blog is moviessilently.com

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  12. Hi Fritzi, That would be awesome. They just celebrated the centennial of the Expo, and you can now rent a reproduction of those to drive through Balboa Park. Basically a wicker golf cart, but still pretty cool.

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  13. I just did that in January. :-D As you say, modern but still fun to play Mabel Normand.

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    1. Just visiting. I like to take in the silent film locations wherever I go.

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  15. Hello! Could I take The Parent Trap 1961?

    Thanks! My blog is Anybody Got a Match? (anybodygotamatch.wordpress.com)

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    1. Sounds good, I'll add you. Welcome aboard.

      Chris

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    2. You're welcome. Thanks for jumping in.

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  16. Hi Chris,

    Could I take In the Good Old Summertime please?

    My blog is: https://citylightsarts.wordpress.com

    Thanks,

    Ellie

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    1. Hi Ellie, that would be great. I look forward to it. Welcome aboard.

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  17. In The Heat of the Night would be my choice.

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    1. That sounds good. I put in a link to Iron Clad Words (top page). Let me know if you want something else. Welcome.

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  18. What a great blogathon idea. Can I please take A Brighter Summer Day (1991)?

    My blog is Charlene's (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews. Thanks!

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    1. Almost forgot! The url to my blog is https://charsmoviereviews.wordpress.com

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    2. Got it. I look forward to it. Thanks for jumping in.

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  19. Can I write about La Piscine (1969)? My blog is silentsandtalkies.com. Thanks!!

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  20. That would be great. This is turning into quite an eclectic mix. I love it. Welcome aboard.

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  21. Hi, can I do 500 days of Summer, I'm Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews
    https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi Gill, that sounds great. I was hoping someone would take 500 Days of Summer. Love that movie.

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  22. I'll take Independence Day!

    ListeningToFilm.net

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    1. Perfect. I've got you covered. I had never seen your blog. Such a cool idea. I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

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  23. Great idea Chris!

    can I do summer of 42, the sandlot and Little Darlings?

    tnx

    Rob (movierob.wordpress.com)

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    1. Sure, that's great. I take it you're doing three separate posts or are you going to do one post on all three films? Please let me know. Thanks, Chris

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    2. Well, I could see doing Summer of '42 and Little Darlings together. But no idea how you ever work in The Sandlot.

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  24. Can I do E.T.The Extra Terrestrial & American Graffiti ? I am Anand from Demanded Critical Reviews and the url to my blog is https://demandedcriticalreviews.wordpress.com/

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    1. Cool, that's awesome. Thanks for jumping in.

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  25. I have a list a mile wide I'm surprised have been taken yet (none of which I'm applying for, BTW. I'm sticking with the two Ghostbusters flicks; already have most of it written...) Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Batman, Jurassic Park, Men in Black (I considered the MiB trilogy before I Settled on the Ghostbusters choice). I hope a few of these get chosen... Obviously I have an affinity for the summer blockbuster aspect of the blogathon...

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    1. I often use blogathons as an excuse to write about movies I've been wanting to cover. Last year, I did a post on Ghostbusters for a Movie Scientist Blogathon, mostly because I knew I probably never get to it otherwise:

      http://chrissturhann.blogspot.com/2016/02/movie-scientist-blogathon-ghostbusters.html

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  26. I would love to write on Preston Sturges' Christmas in July (1940). My blog is double--exposures.blogspot.com, although I haven't posted anything on it yet.

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    1. Noah, I love Preston Sturges. I'm looking forward to your post.

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