Criterion Blogathon, Day 1

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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. 


An Ode to Dust – Safety Last! (1923) 

Hometowns to Hollywood – The Freshman (1925)  

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Grand Old Movies – Island of Lost Souls (1932) -our selection for most humorous 

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog – The Most Dangerous Game (1932)  

Cinema Gadfly – Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – Rebecca (1940) 

Classic Movie Man – The Lady Eve (1941)  

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In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – To Be Or Not To Be (1942) – selection for great research and background 

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Cinema Monolith – Ministry of Fear (1944)  

The Mookes and Gripes – Brief Encounter (1945)

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Aurora’s Gin Joint – My Darling Clementine (1946) – selection for its portrait of the director John Ford 

F for Films – Notorious (1946)  

Now Voyaging – Ride the Pink Horse (1946) 

Silverbluesnow – The Killers (1946)   


Wolffian Classics Movies Digest – The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Cinematic Frontier – The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)  

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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!


27 thoughts on “Criterion Blogathon, Day 1”

  1. Thank you so much, Ruth, Aaron and Kristina, for the Award!! That’s really kind of you! Especially going that extra mile and coming up with awards when you already have such a mammoth job this week!! I really look forward to reading and sharing these posts.

    Thanks again and take care,


    1. It was our pleasure and we appreciate all the hard work everyone put into their posts to make this event so great so far! Thank you!

    1. Thanks for being a part of this great first day, we are so grateful for all the enthusiasm and hard work everyone is doing to make this a fun event!

  2. Congrats to the award winners, and I’ve enjoyed reading all the posts so far. Looking forward to the rest of the discussion!

  3. Thank you so much for the mention and the lovely banner. Congratulations to you, Kristina, Ruth and Aaron for the enthusiasm and participation you’ve generated for this great event. Fantastic idea and you’re all going above and beyond.


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