Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes the Beach Party Blogathon.
The event is now over, and this page is the archive of the blogathon posts. Here are the fully illustrated daily roundups, or scroll down the page to see all the links:
here’s the original announcement:
Save the dates June 8-12, 2015, because that’s the time to blog about any movie involving the beach or seaside. If it parties on the shore, sets foot on the sand, munches on swimmers, wades into or comes out of the ocean, or makes you love or hate the deep, you can write about it. Endless summer surfing and wild bikinis, sharks and sea monsters, leis and lagoons, juvenile delinquents, musclebound hunks, music stars, tropical climes and treasure hunters, all are welcome. We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
In keeping with the spirit of a beach party, there aren’t too many rules. You can post any day during the blogathon, you can pick a movie from any era – and don’t worry if someone picked your choice already, because more than one blogger covering the same movie is just fine.
All you need to do is sign up right here with your choice(s) and blog info, grab one of the fabulous banners seen in this post, put it on your blog, get in shape and show up to our clambake June 8-12.
(the form is closed)
Bring us the pendulum, kiddies, we feel like swinging!
here were all the 2015 Beach Party Posts:
Movie Movie Blog Blog looks at a “money-sucking machine” in the shark-infested Open Water(2004).
Caftan Woman investigates a stylish 1920s Hawaiian mystery in The Black Camel (1931).
Sister Celluloid grooves to the horror monster musical, The Horror of Party Beach (1964).
Now Voyaging sails to the south Pacific with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Singapore(1940).
Moon Over Gemini discovers life really is a beach in Local Hero (1984).
British Film Classics goes on a seaside vacation with Holiday Camp (1947).
Girls Do Film looks at the scandal and the story of And God Created Woman (1956).
Pop Culture Reverie remembers Dorothy McGuire and Richard Egan in A Summer Place(1957).
Victim to Charm finds a hidden gem in Disney’s Teen Beach Movie (2013).
No Nonsense with Nuwan Sen dreams about Manderley in Hitchcocks’s Rebecca (1940).
Destroy All Fanboys! explores the Bad/Good Humanoids from the Deep (1980).
Sixties Cinema rolls with The Beach Boys and The Girls on the Beach (1965).
Speakeasy does a little summer reading with Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies by Thomas Lisanti.
Old Hollywood Films shows us how To Catch a Thief (1955).
Thrift Shop Commando plays a little Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).
Sepia Stories joins Hercule Poirot in Evil Under the Sun (1982).
Outspoken and Freckled lays it on us with Beach Party Films: The Fashion, Music & Pop Culture.
B Noir Detour weathers the storm in the film noir Key Largo (1948).
Barry Bradford follows The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to the beach
Once Upon a Screen tells why CLAMBAKE (1967) is the CITIZEN KANE of Beach Party Movies
Movies, Silently has Clara Bow going Hawaiian in Hula (1927) A Silent Film Review
The Last Drive In has a double feature: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) & Night Tide (1961) in Gills-A LOVE STORY
Century Film Project looks at La Mer (1895) and the overall appeal of the beach and sea in film
Everything Noir revisits some fascinating dudes in Point Break (1991)
Movie Fanfare says Life’s a Beach, and So Is Joan, in Female on the Beach (1955)
Vivien Leigh finds Evil Under The Sun (1982)
The Stop Button joins Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
The Stalking Moon goes Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
Shadows & Satin has the noir Drive a Crooked Road (1954)
Mike’s Take on the Movies hunts the Jaws-alike Great White (1981)
Wolffian Classic movies goes on Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942)
It Came from the Man Cave recalls discovering the 3D Creature in Summer of ’82
Wide Screen World searches for the perfect wave with the documentary, Endless Summer (1966).
Le Mot de Cinephiliaque reminisces about a New York summer blockbuster, Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995).
The Doglady’s Den tangles with Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr. No (1962).
Retro Critica ventures into laughter and adventure in The Palm Beach Story (1942).
Classic Film and TV Café cringes at The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini(1966).
Silver Screenings invites you to a Beach Party (1963)
Forgotten Films remembers The Fat Spy (1966)
Cinematic Catharsis goes for seconds with Jaws 2
The Movie Rat follows FLIPPER from silver to small screen
No Nonsense with Nuwan Sen has the Italian Film Il Compleanno; English: David’s Birthday (2009)
Reel Distracted spends time on Creepshow 2’s The Raft
Love Letters to Old Hollywood writes about Esther Williams in Dangerous When Wet (1953)
Silver Scenes go Back to the Beach (1987)
Make Mine Criterion has Such a Pretty Little Beach (1949)
The Hannibal 8 visits Bikini Beach (1964)
Totally Filmi has Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal; English: Swordfishes of Big Tides (2014)
U.P. Schlock fishes out the Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
Confessions of a Broccoli Addict searches for depth in The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Tales of the Easily Distracted has a double bill of Jaws (1975) and the appeal of Eric Von Zipper
Bubblegum Aesthetics compares the 1991 and 2015 versions of Point Blank.
Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings watches 1963’s Beach Party for the first time.
Cinematic Frontier wades into the deep with the original blockbuster Jaws (1975)
Dell on Movies relishes in the unintentionally hilarious Creature from the Haunted Sea(1961).
The Wonderful World of Cinema explores Italian Neorealism with Stromboli (1950).
Film Grimoire tells us not to expect too much from Orca (1977).
Cinema Monolith waxes nostalgic about the California vibe with Malibu Beach (1978).
Speakeasy dreams of a tropical vacation in Elvis’ Blue Hawaii (1961).
A Shroud of Thoughts can’t help but like Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).
The Filmatelist runs wild with Billy Wilder and Some Like it Hot (1959).
A Classic Movie Blog shares the odd but musical The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965).
Portraits by Jenni examines the haunting and beautifully filmed Whale Rider (2002).
Old Movies Nostalgia watches her first Elvis movie, Girl Happy (1965)
Skeleton Pete loves The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies brings us back to where it started with Gidget (1959)