Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The Fall 2023 CMBA Blogathon: Blogathon & the Beast

It’s almost here! Time for the CMBA Fall Blogathon! This year’s theme is “Blogathon & The Beast:’’ 

King Kong, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Cody Jarrett, Night of the Hunter’s Harry Powell, Shelley Winters as Bloody Mama, or Bonnie & Clyde. All iconic characters who are caught in a struggle with their primal inclinations.

The blogathon ‘beast' does not have to be a literal “beast,” or a menacing, or criminal character, although it can be! It also could be a complex protagonist who challenges social norms, such as the quintessential film noir anti-hero, the pre-Code heroine, Dietrich's enigmatic Shanghai Lily, Pacino's determined Serpico, the indomitable characters from Seven Samurai, or the outrageously zany Tasmanian devil from Warner Brothers' roster. 

If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still time! Please use this form to submit your topic choice, blog name, and preferred date for posting, if any. 

Because there is such a variety of topics to choose from, we won't be accepting duplicates. Topic selections will be accepted in order of receipt.

To promote the blogathon on your blog, take your pick from any of the banners at the bottom of this post. 

We’re really looking forward to another great blogathon! 

Monday, November 6, 2023 

A Person in the Dark — Leave Her to Heaven: The Beast Inside the Beauty

Cary Grant Won't Eat You — Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo

Real Weegie Midget Reviews — Purple Noon (Plein Soleil) (1960)

Silver Screenings — The Bad Seed (1956)

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 

Poppity Talks Classic Film — Character analysis: Wally Fay in Mildred Pierce

Film Fanatic — Scarface (1983)

Cinematic Scribblings — The Bad Sleep Well

The Silver Screen Affair — Stanwyck as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity 

Filmland Follies — Airborne Adventuress: Katharine Hepburn in Christopher Strong

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Second Sight Cinema — Joan Crawford in Humoresque (1946)

Silent Cinema School — London After Midnight (1927)

Whimsically Classic — Queen Christina (1933)

Box Office Poisons - Queen Yllana of Queen of Outer Space

Outspoken & Freckled - Angel Face (1952)

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Another Old Movie Blog — Criss Cross (1949)

Crítica Retrô — The Divorcee (1930)

The Last Drive In — Dietrich and Anna May Wong in Shanghai Express (1932)

Classic Film And TV Corner - Elsa Bannister In The Lady From Shanghai (1948)

Friday, November 10, 2023

Spellbound With Beth Ann — Valkoinen PeuraThe White Reindeer (1952)

Once Upon a Screen — Robert Walker as Bruno Antony in Strangers on a Train

Silver Screen Classics — La Belle Et La Bete (1946)

A Vintage Nerd  — Kansas City Bomber (1972)

Speakeasy — Creature Feature "Beast" movies, Ranked

Shadows and Satin — The Beasts of Joan Crawford Noirs 

Watching Forever - Kay Francis in In Name Only (1939)



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