The 1961 BLOGATHON – Da Big Finish

We’ve had a fun three-day run of movies from ’61! So let’s cap it off with

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Click on the appropriate day if you missed our entries from Day 1 or Day 2. For our final entries listed below, please click on the names of the individual URLs to read the entries.

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Bette Davis’ apple a day keeps bad luck away from likable rogue Glenn Ford in Frank Capra’s Pocketful of Miracles, the sentimental choice of Moon in Gemini.

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Jacques Demy’s characters search endlessly for happiness in his poignant debut film Lola, as critiqued by Cinematic Scribblings.

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And dbmoviesblog observed a marriage in disarray, as chronicled by Michelangelo Antonioni in La Notte.

My sincere thanks to all of this blogathon’s participants and readers. You made my 57th birthday a joyous one, and you didn’t even have to use wrapping paper!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE 1961 BLOGATHON – Day 2 Recap

As always, our blogathon entrants are keeping us on our toes with their terrific blog entries about movies from the year 1961. So sit back and enjoy

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Click here for our Day 1 recap. For Day 2’s entrants, click on the name of each individual blog to read their entries.

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The Midnite Drive-In brings us an out-of-this-world double feature of The Phantom Planet and Assignment: Outer Space.

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BNoirDetour brings us an unhappy hit man on assignment at Christmastime in Blast of Silence.

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And portraitsbyjenni brings us the real-life story of The Hoodlum Priest who worked to steer ex-cons back into society.

Keep us bookmarked for the final day of our salute to ’61 cinema!

 

 

 

THE 1961 BLOGATHON – Day 1 Recap

We received some snappy entries about movies from the year 1961, so sit back and enjoy

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Click on the individual name of each blog to link to their entry.

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Rock Hudson deals with some unruly teenagers who have taken over his Italian villa in Come September, as reviewed by Love Letters to Old Hollywood.

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Thoughtsallsorts brings us Audrey Hepburn at her most charming in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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For a movie about a governess trying to protect her young charges, Realweegiemidget Reviews finds The Innocents very, er, haunting.

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God is silent, but writer-director Ingmar Bergman isn’t in Through a Glass Darkly, whose lack of resolution The Stop Button found frustrating.

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Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe come to grips with their inner conflicts in their final film, The Misfits, critiqued by Silver Screenings.

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James Cagney deals with Coca-Cola and the Cold War in Billy Wilder’s comedy One, Two, Three, whose virtues are enumerated by Caftan Woman.

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Whimsically Classic is charmed by two versions of Hayley Mills in the Disney comedy The Parent Trap.

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Movierob is less than impressed by Kirk Douglas and Co. in the courtroom drama Town Without Pity.

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And finally, your faithful correspondent discusses Stan Laurel’s 1961 Honorary Oscar, as well as the Bugs Bunny-Wile E. Coyote cartoon Compressed Hare.

And there are still two days to go in our salute to ’61, so keep us bookmarked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE 1961 BLOGATHON is here!

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Greetings, fellow blogsters! By way of celebrating my 57th birthday on Fri., Apr. 27, 2018, I am devoting this blogathon to movies and movie-related events that occurred in 1961, the year of my birth. Stay tuned for the next three days as a variety of bloggers offer their takes on favorite moments from the Cinematic Class of ’61!

If you are a participating blogger, please go to the “Comments” section below and post the name of your blog and the URL of your blogathon entry, and I will link it as soon as possible. If you are a visiting reader, keep checking back for links. I will also be posting daily blogathon summaries at the end of each day. So enjoy!

Here are the entries:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Compressed Hare (Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote cartoon) and Stan Laurel receiving an Honorary Oscar

BNoirDetour – Blast of Silence

Thoughtsallsorts – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Reelweegiemidget Reviews – The Innocents

Cinematic Scribblings – Lola

The Stop Button – Through a Glass Darkly

The Midnite Drive-In – The Phantom Planet and Assignment: Outer Space

Silver Screenings – The Misfits

portraitsbyjenni – The Hoodlum Priest

Caftan Woman – One, Two, Three

Whimsically Classic – The Parent Trap

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Come September

Movierob – Town Without Pity

dbsmovieblog – La Notte

Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover – The Guns of Navarone and Judgment at Nuremberg

Moon in Gemini – Pocketful of Miracles

Announcing THE 1961 BLOGATHON!

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Happy birthday to me!

On Friday, April 27, I will turn a ripe old 57 years of age. Usually, I do some kind of gag post at my blog on that date to commemorate the occasion. But this year, I thought I’d up the ante with

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Rules

Here is the subject matter I am looking for in this blogathon:

  1. The obvious choice — movies that were theatrically released in the U.S. or elsewhere in 1961. This can include live and animated short subjects as well as feature films. (I’m doing a Bugs Bunny cartoon myself!)
  2. Movie-related news from that year. Did a significant event take place in Hollywood in 1961 that you’d like to write about? Was one of your favorite actors born in 1961 or died in that year?
  3. If you have any other idea related to movies of 1961, let me know. If it’s not too outrageous, I’ll probably allow it.
  4. Sorry, no duplicate posts. Please check the list below (which will be updated regularly) to ensure that your idea is not already taken.

How Do I Join the Blogathon?

In the “Comments” section at the bottom of this blog, please leave your name, the URL of your blog, and the movie you are choosing to blog about. At the end of this blog entry are banners for the ‘thon. Grab a banner, display it on your blog, and link it back to this blog.

The blogathon will take place from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29, 2018. When the opening date of the blogathon arrives, leave a comment here with a link to your post, and I will display it in the list of entries (which I will continually update up to the beginning of the ‘thon, so keep checking back!).

I will not be assigning particular dates to any blog posts. As long as you get your entry in by the end of the day on April 29, I will be satisfied. (That said, the earlier the better!)

Again, be sure to leave a comment below and grab a banner, and have fun with your blog entry! Here’s the line-up so far:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Compressed Hare (Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote cartoon) and Stan Laurel receiving an Honorary Oscar

BNoirDetour – Blast of Silence

Thoughtsallsorts – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Reelweegiemidget Reviews – The Innocents

Cinematic Scribblings – Lola

The Stop Button – Through a Glass Darkly

The Midnite Drive-In – The Phantom Planet and Assignment: Outer Space

Silver Screenings – The Misfits

portraitsbyjenni – The Hoodlum Priest

Caftan Woman – One, Two, Three

Whimsically Classic – The Parent Trap

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Come September

Movierob – Town Without Pity

dbsmovieblog – La Notte

Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover – The Guns of Navarone and Judgment at Nuremberg

Moon in Gemini – Pocketful of Miracles

 

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