Welcome to the first big day of the #CriterionBlogathon! The turnout, the variety of movies covered and the wealth of reading material being produced in conjunction with this event is already impressive, and to help you follow along and find it all, we present this first daily roundup. From all these truly excellent posts, we recognize a few for their unique approaches.
Bloggers, if you were scheduled for today and you post after this, you will be included in a special section of tomorrow’s roundup. Join us all week long on social media via #CriterionBlogathon, and now please enjoy and share today’s fine writing on Criterion Collection’s English films, released before 1947.
Grand Old Movies – Island of Lost Souls (1932) -our selection for most humorous
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – To Be Or Not To Be (1942) – selection for great research and background
Aurora’s Gin Joint – My Darling Clementine (1946) – selection for its portrait of the director John Ford
Sister Celluloid – Green for Danger (1946) – selection for its original take on a mystery set in WW2
Tomorrow Aaron of Criterion Blues hosts bloggers covering film from Europe (France, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Czech) and Mexico. See the whole roster here and thanks everyone for your contributions today!