Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The 2019 Spring Blogathon is Coming!!!



It's officially still winter, but spring in on the way and with it comes the CMBA Spring Blogathon! This year we take a look at the world of Femme/Homme Fatales of Film Noir. Attractive, seductive and dangerous women and men bringing deadly consequences to those they come in contact with Think Jane Greer in Out of the Past or Alain Delon in Purple Noon.

Two or more  members can write about the same actress/actor but not about the same film. For example, Gloria Grahame in The Big Heat,  Gloria Grahame in Human Desire and Gloria Grahame in In A Lonely Place is acceptable for three bloggers to select.

There are additional banners for you to use on your blogs as you wish.

The dates are April 16th through April 19th.

Provide me with your selection and the date that you would like. Date may be subject to change if we need to balance out the activity.

So far here is what has been taken. 

April 16th (Tuesday)
Caftan Woman: Stanton Carlisle in Nightmare Alley 
The Movie Night Group: Claude Rains in The Unsuspected
Make Mine Film Noir: Marilyn Monroe in Don't Bother to Knock
Silver Screen Modes: Ava Gardner in The Killers

 April 17th (Wednesday)
Hometowns to Hollywood: Gene Tierney in Leave Her to Heaven
Silver Screenings: John Bromfield in The Big Bluff
Critica Retro: Jean Harlow in The Beast of the City
Second Sight Cinema: Dennis O'Keefe in Raw Deal
Anybody Got a Match?: Rita Haywoth in Glida

April 18th (Thursday)
A Person in the Dark: Lily Tomlin in The Late Show
Classic Film and TV Cafe: Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy 
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Rita Hayworth in The Lady From Shanghai
Cinematic Scribbings: Jean Seberg in Breathless
Old Hollywood Films: Jack Palace and Gloria Grahame in Sudden Fear

April 19th (Friday)
Lady Eve's Reel Life: The Postman Always Rings Twice, it's Femmes & Hommes Fatale
Twenty Four Frames: Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity
Once Upon A Screen: Gloria Grahame in The Big Heat.
Shadows and Satin: Lawrence Tierney in Born to Kill
Palewriter: Dirk Bogarde in Cast a Dark Shadow
Whimsically Classic: Ann Blyth in Mildred Pierce














Monday, February 4, 2019

CMBA Profile: Danilo Castro




CMBA profiles one member every month. This month's interview is with Danilo Castro who runs Film Noir Archuve.

Danilo blogs and writes regularly and I do mean regularly! Not only does he run Film Noir Archive where you can travel the dark mean streets of noir, he also runs Danilo Writes and is a contributor to The Classic Movie Hub, Pop Matters, Screen Rant and more.