Sunday, October 28, 2018

Outlaws - The 2018 Fall CMBA Blogathon


The Classic Movie Blog Association presents its 2018 Fall BlogathonOutlaws, running from November 15th to November 19th. Outlaws of all types: gangsters, cowboys, bikers, rural outlaws and more are acceptable. CMBA member submissions will be accepted on first come basis. No duplicate films


Send  your submission, your name, blog's name and web address along with one of the four dates above. A link to your blog, along with all participants, will  published on this blog.

Send an e-mail to: classic.movie.blog.assoc@gmail.com

In subject line be sure to say Outlaws Blogathon.

Any questions please feel free to ask. 

Contributors will be listed below. We look forward to your participation.

Thurs. Nov. 15th
Caftan Woman: Yellow Sky (1948)
Louise Brooks Society: The City Gone Wild (1927)  
The Movie Night Group: Jewel Robbery (1932)
Silent-ology: The Miracle Man (1919)
Movies Silently: Children in the House (1916)
Backstory: A Guide to Classic Films: Seven Samurai (1954), The Magnificent Seven (!960 and 2016) 
Another Old Movie Blog: The Desperate Hours (1955)

Fri. Nov. 16th 
Old Hollywood Films: Edward G. Robinson in Key Largo (1948)
A Person in the Dark: The Producers (1967)
Make Mine Film Noir: The Prowler (1951)
Anybody Got a Match: The Petrified Forest (1936)


Sat. Nov. 17th
Classic Film Obsession: Warpath (1951) 
Film Fanatic: China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
Speakeasy: Four Guns to the Border (1954)
Cary Grant Won't Eat You: My Little Chickadee (1940)

Sun. Nov. 18th
Twenty Four Frames: Point Blank (1967)
Four Star Films: Pretty Poison (1968) 
The Lady Eve's Reel Life: Underworld (1927)
Hometowns to Hollywood: Talk of the Town (1942)

Mon. Nov. 19th
Once Upon A Screen: The Career of Yosemite Sam
Stardust and Shadows: Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Outspokened and Freckled: Three Godfathers (1948)
Le Critica Retro: I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)  
Stars and Letters: The Gunfighter (1950)

Below are banners that can be freely used to advertise the blogathon.










Monday, October 22, 2018

Coming Soon! CMBA's 2018 Fall Blogathon

The Classic Movie Blog Association is proud to present its 2018 Fall Blogathon. The Subject is  Outlaws. Outlaws of all types are acceptable: gangsters, rural outlaws, thieves, cowboys, anyone who lives outside the law. Keep in mind that the same film cannot be submitted by more than one blogger. So, plan to have a backup. Its first come, first served. Get your thinking caps on! The blogathon will run from November 15 - 19.


An official invite via email will be sent out later this month asking for submissions.


Below are some banners you can now post on your blogs for the event.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 CMBA AWARDS WINNERS


Introducing the winners of the Classic Movie Blog Association's 2018 CMBA Awards. Links to the winning entries are included. Thank you to all members who participated in the awards competition, every entry was exceptional! And thanks, too, to all members who voted.

Best Film Review/Drama: The Beautiful Refugees of Casablanca by Silver Screenings

Best Film Review/Musical or Comedy: "On the Town," in Celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s Centenary by Lady Eve’s Reel Life

Best Profile of a Performer: A Mesmerizing Talent: The Life and Career of Conrad Veidt by Silent-ology

Best Classic Movie Article: Fascism, Nationalism and the Banned Films of Marlene Dietrich by Lady Eve’s Reel Life

Best Classic Movie Blog Event: The Food in Film Blogathon co-hosted by Silver Screenings and Speakeasy


Best Classic Movie Series: Olivia de Havilland vs. FX: Backlots at the Courthouse by Backlots 
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

THE 2018 CMBA AWARDS NOMINEES


The final ballot for the 2018 Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA) Awards has gone out to all members, and the nominees for this year's awards are listed below. Congratulations and best wishes to everyone nominated!

Monday, October 1, 2018

CMBA Profile: 4 Star Films




CMBA profiles one or two members every month. This edition features Tynan Yanaga who blogs at 4 Star Films.

Tynan Yanaga’s blog 4 Star Films is not just a celebration of classic films, he dives in deep as the blogs sub-title states (Looking Deeper at the Best Classic Films). Like many of us, the more he looks the more films he find. But it’s more than that, and I am going to let Tynan speak for himself. The following is from his introduction page.

“True, I want to preserve a love of film as an art form, understand their historical context, and acknowledge their value as pure entertainment. But most importantly, there’s the human component to movies that is so important. I’m constantly drawn back to them, like so many others, because they bring us together and act as an imperfect reflection of our imperfect lives.”