The #CriterionBlogathon is Imminent

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It is hard to believe how much time has passed since we announced The Criterion Blogathon. I know that quite a few are typing with fury as they finalize their submissions, and there have been a few early entries (thank you!).

This is going to be a huge event. How huge? Just take a look at the full schedule posted at Speakeasy. She will kick it off on Friday with a summary of the day’s posts, and I’ll follow on Tuesday, and then Ruth, and so on. Please note that we will be reblogging each other’s posts, so subscribers will get an email every day of the week.

There will also be a lot of activity on social media. If you tweet, Facebook, or whatever, please use the hashtag #CriterionBlogathon. Maybe we can even get it trending.

Whether you are participating or just reading, please do us a favor and click on the links, read the articles and comment. Please be supportive of those who are putting so much energy and enthusiasm into this event. We know it is a lot. Scratch that, it is a boatload. Hopefully you can do what you can.

Below are some of the early links. They will be incorporated into the summary posts, but with so much tremendous content coming, it doesn’t hurt to start early.

Cinematic Scribblings – The Adventures of Antoine Doinel – The 400 Blows, Antoine and Colette, Stolen Kisses.

Movie Movie Blog Blog – All That Jazz (1979)

The Last Drive-In – Carnival of Souls (1962)

Pioneer Pride – Elevator to the Gallows (1957)

Journeys in Darkness and Light – Fish Tank (2009)

Destroy All Fanboys! – High and Low (1963)

Pioneer Pride – I Will Buy You (1956)

The Cinematic Frontier – The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Our Planet Burke – Scanners (1981)

Posted on November 13, 2015, in Blogathon. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Yeah this is a spectacular event for all film lovers. Aaron and his crew have worked miracles to get this kind of an unbelievable response. Kudos to all!! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Pioneer Pride and commented:
    Very glad to be part of this week long celebration! Real exciting times for criterion and film fans in general to enjoy reading these articles and discover or re-discover these gems.

  3. Not sure how to go about sharing it now that I’m done, so I’ll start here. I finished my entry for Paris, Texas a tad early. (It’s on the schedule for 20 November.) It is available here:

    I love this movie and hope I at least half-way did it justice.

    • Thanks for the early post, Randall. You are on the list. I’m a big fan of this film and Wenders in general.

      • Thanks. I did some additional editing to it just now. I was a bit embarrassed when I realized just how much of a rough draft state it was still in at the time I posted it, but I’m much happier with it now and am excited to be included!

      • I’ve been there. Rest assured, I hadn’t read it yet. I’m busy writing my own and hoping to finish tonight. Will be doing a LOT of reading the remainder of the week.

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