Bed of Roses (1933)

Time once again for the monthly Pre-Code Crazy pick, where Karen of Shadows & Satin and I each choose a movie from this era that’s showing on TCM.  Continue reading “Bed of Roses (1933)”

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First Look: The Dark Pages’ Annual Giant Issue

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Hot off the presses is the new issue of the original publication for noir movie fans, and as a regular contributor I love to tell you what’s in it:  Continue reading “First Look: The Dark Pages’ Annual Giant Issue”

Announcing the O Canada Blogathon 2018!

Time once again for the wonderful annual event that celebrates Canada’s contributions to film history and pop culture! The O Canada blogathon 2017, to occur FEB 9-11, 2018, will look at the many ways Canadian people, subjects and settings have shaped cinema and TV.

Your co-hosts are: Ruth of Silver Screenings  and Kristina of Speakeasy

 

The blogathon is now over and this is the event hub. Please browse the daily roundups to read all the fine writing via these links: 

#OCanada Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

#OCanada Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

#OCanada Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

#OCanada Blogathon – Wrap-up

Do you need ideas? Read on…

Bios and/or film(s) of anyone from Up North, like:

  • Norma Shearer
  • Mary Pickford
  • Raymond Burr
  • Rod Cameron
  • Jack Carson
  • Hume Cronyn
  • Glenn Ford
  • Yvonne de Carlo
  • Marie Dressler
  • Douglas Dumbrille
  • Deanna Durbin
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Jonathan Frid
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Lorne Greene
  • June Havoc
  • Walter Huston
  • John Ireland
  • Ruby Keeler
  • Margot Kidder
  • Gene Lockhart
  • Raymond Massey
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Leslie Nielsen
  • Walter Pidgeon
  • Christopher Plummer
  • John Qualen
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Ann Rutherford
  • Alexis Smith
  • Jay Silverheels
  • William Shatner
  • Ned Sparks
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Fay Wray
  • more names
  • silent stars, male and female

Talent behind the camera:

Canadian films/TV series/productions, subjects relating to Canada, anything prominently set or shot here, or adapted from a Canadian writer:

  • I Confess
  • River of No Return
  • Niagara
  • Hudson’s Bay
  • The Devil’s Brigade
  • The Immortal Battalion
  • Corvette K225 (and many other war movies involving Canadian military)
  • Island in the Sky
  • Rose Marie
  • Face Off
  • A Bullet for Joey
  • The Brood
  • The Fly
  • The Changeling
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
  • Room
  • Life of Pi
  • The English Patient
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Atlantic City
  • Scanners
  • Northwest Trail
  • Owning Mahoney
  • Zero Hour
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Mounted Police (plus MANY more Mountie movies)
  • more films set in Canada

…or anything special and unique to the Canadian movie/TV experience.

Remember:

  • No exact duplicate topics please, but if, for example, a person is being profiled with a bio, you can still cover a specific movie by/with them
  • post any day during the blogathon
  • help promote the event via #OCanadaBlogathon

Please check the roster below to see which topics are already taken, and use this signup form: (or click here to open form in new window)

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…then help yourself to any of the lovely banners seen on this page. Thanks for joining us eh, and see you FEB 9-11, 2018!

relive the great 2014, 2016 and 2017 events.

 

#FoodinFilm Blogathon – Apéritif

Thanks everybody, for making this such a grand feast!

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Image: Popkey

Thanks to everyone who joined the Food in Film Blogathon. It was a terrific feast filled with wonderful treats (as we knew it would be).

Thanks to bloggers who showed us new ways to look at food – and films we thought we knew.

Thanks to readers for stopping by and spending time with us.

And a special thanks to Kristina of Speakeasy for being a wonderful co-host and maître d extraordinaire.

Click HERE for the full archive of posts and related links. Any bloggers posting after this will be added to this archive.

In the meantime, we have a few final entrées you’re sure to enjoy.

Champagne for Lunch
Ponyo (2009) from Studio Ghibli

Random Pictures
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)

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