Monday, February 29, 2016

CMBA Blogger Profile: Tales of the Easily Distracted

The CMBA profiles two classic movie blogs per month, on the 1st and the 15th. Today we're featuring Dorian from Tales of the Easily Distracted.

If you like witty commentary with insightful reviews of classic film, Dorian from Tales of the Easily Distracted has created the perfect website. Dorian's playful enthusiasm is infectious; she has a way of "selling" a movie, whether it's a Marx Brothers comedy or an Alfred Hitchcock film.

"For me," writes Dorian, "my fascination with Alfred Hitchcock first started with my sister having the flu. My big brother let me stay up with him to watch Strangers on a Trainhalf of it anyway, once Mom put me back to bed. But it was like a 'gateway drug' for movie fans, and the biggest score of all was North by Northwest!"

You can read Dorian's post HERE.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Coming Soon - The CMBA Spring 2016 Blogathon!

Good news, everyone! The subject has been selected for the 2015 CMBA Spring Blogathon, open to all members: Words! Words Words!. This blogathon covers movies about writers, books, librarians, publishers, and even screenwriters. Expect a lot of writing about writing!

The blogathon will run from April 11th through the 15th.

(If you're a member of CMBA and wish to participate, please email with your subject by March 31st. Any eBook entries should be turned in by that date as well.)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

CMBA Blogger Profile: Twenty Four Frames

The CMBA profiles two classic movie blogs per month, on the 1st and the 15th. Today we're toasting John from Twenty Four Frames.

Twenty Four Frames is the hipster of the classic movie blog crowd.

Because he's a photographer and a classic film blogger, John of Twenty Four Frames brings a unique perspective to his blog. He covers a wide variety of films, including foreign classics, short films, and a few current releases.

In his reviews, he often discusses what was significant about the film to audiences of the day, but in doing so, he shows us why they're pertinent today.

"I like to find films that may be 30 or 40 or more years old and yet they say something about our lives today," he explains. "An example, which I will use, is Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives. As most know, it's about returning soldiers trying to readjust to civilian life after the horrors of war. The film addresses the situation after World War II, but with war sadly an ongoing part of our lives today, it's just as relevant today. I like to tie that kind of thread into what I write when I can. Does not happen always, but its a great discovery when it does happen."

You can find John's review HERE.