You know that person that shows up to everyone’s parties, monopolizes the conversations, hogs the karaoke mic, drinks all the liquor, eats all the food, but never reciprocates? Well, I’m not that person (okay, I might hog the karaoke mic)! But, I have so much fun participating in everyone’s else blogging events, I began feeling like that person.
So, I will host my very first blogathon!
It is my pleasure to invite you to take part in the France on Film Blogathon
January 8-9, 2016
Call for Posts, while this is a movie themed Blogathon, the event is open to all bloggers!
France has an indelible mark on 20th-century cinema, from the pioneering Lumière Brothers to contemporary filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s graphic aesthetic, and everything in-between, I cannot imagine cinema without France’s contribution.
Please join me for a two-day blogging event, and help pay tribute to France on Film!
Day One: French Cinema, French films for French audiences, the films do not have to take place in France.
- A Trip to the Moon
- Breathless (À bout de souffle)
- La Belle et la Bête
- La Cage aux Folles
- La Jetée
- Le Samouraï
- M. Hulot’s Holiday
Day Two: France as Subject, Films from any country, may take place in France or have French characters or French actors, French source material, or France is significant.
- An American in Paris
- DuBarry Was a Lady
- Funny Face
- Love Me Tonight
- My Dinner with Andre
- Pink Panther Film Series
- The Life of Emile Zola
- The Phantom of the Opera
- Wild and Wonderful
- The event is strictly for new material only, please do not send links to previously published posts.
- 1999 is our cut-off year** If you have something you want to add past this year, let me know.
- Make sure no one has your topic, check the roster as this is a no duplicates event.
- Watch your deadline.
Can I submit more than one entry? Sure thing, but don’t commit to more work than you can accomplish. Since there are no duplicates, don’t request the complete works of Jean Cocteau if you can only cover one film.
Do I have to post on both days? No, of course not, but you are more than welcome to participate on both days.
Questions or want some film suggestions? Tweet me @kitschmeonce
Here are some suggested questions to get your mental juices flowing, not required in your post:
- If you didn’t see the opening credits, and you could not hear the dialogue, would you know this film is French?
- Does the film communicate “Frenchness” by other means?
- How necessary is France to the plot?
- Does this film work if the French signifier were from any other culture?
To submit your proposal, please respond in the comment section below with the following:
- Subject or Proposed Topic
- Blog Name
- Blogger Name
- Your Blog URL
To submit your post, as soon as you publish your post, send me the URL.
Other details, a recap of each day’s submissions will be blogged during the event, please get your posts to me by 10 pm Pacific Standard Time to make sure your post is listed in the recap.
- Check the Roster (below)
- Sign-Up (in comments, below)
- Grab a Banner (below) add it to your blog and tell your friends!
And finally, a bit of music to get you in the mood:
Au revoir, mes amies!
Summer Reeves | Twitter: @kitschmeonce
Day One French Cinema:
- Une Femme Est Une Femme- A Woman is A Woman (1961) – Serendipitous Anachronisms
- Touchez Pas Au Grisbi- Hands Off the Loot (1954) – BNoirDetour
- Elevator to The Gallows (1958) – Moon in Gemini
- Tatie Danielle (1991) – TJ Paris
- Un Monstre à Paris (2011) – Voyages Extraordinaires
- The Earrings of Madame de (1953) – Cinemaven’s Essays From The Couch
- Sous la griffe- Under the Claw (1912) – Movies Silently
- Jeux Interdits- Forbidden Games (1952) – Cinematic Scribblings
- The Intouchables (2011) – Spontaneous Whimsy
- District b13 (2004) – Spontaneous Whimsy
- Belle de Jour (1967) – Girls Do Film
- Code Inconnu (2000) – Le Mot du Cinephiliaque
- Fantômas (1913) – Film Dirt
- La Grande Illusion (1937) – The Wonderful World of Cinema
- La Boum (1980) – Pop Culture Reverie
- The Fire Within (1963) – Defiant Success
- Le Quatre cents coups– The 400 Blows (1959) – Film Vulture
- Jules et Jim (1962) – Cinema Cities
- Un Couer en Hiver (1992) – Weekly Cinerama
- La Cage aux Folles (1978) – Midnite Drive-In
- L’Atlante (1934) – Old Hollywood Films
- “Mistinguett” on Film– Silents, Please!
- The Untamable Whiskers (1904) – Movie Movie Blog Blog
- Last Year at Marienbad (1961) – Cinema Versus
- La Belle et La Bête (1946) – Pop Culture Pundit
- À bout de souffle (1960) – Crimson Kimono
- Ménilmontant (1926) – Silent-ology
- The Rules of the Game (1939) – The Stop Button
- Le Pacte de Loups (2001) – The Love Pirate
- Le Samouraï (1967) – Speakeasy
- 8 Femmes (2002) – Smitten Kitten Vintage
Day Two France as Subject:
- Simone in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) – Serendipitous Anachronisms
- Madame Curie (1943) – In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood
- The Beloved Rogue (1927) – In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood
- Charade (1963) – Once Upon A Screen
- Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) – Silver Screenings
- Marie Antoinette (1938) – Back to Golden Days
- Midnight in Paris (2011) – Voyages Extraordinaires
- Paths of Glory (1957) – Aperture Reviews
- Funny Face (1957) – Love Letters to Old Hollywood
- Silk Stockings (1957) – Love Letters to Old Hollywood
- Before Sunset (2004) – Criterion Blues
- Daddy Long Legs (1955) – Phyllis Loves Classic Movies
- An American in Paris (1951) – The Vintage Cameo
- Gigi (1958) – A Person in the Dark
- The Merry Widow (1934) – Critica Retro
- Marat/Sade (1967) – Weekly Cinerama
- The French Connection (1971) – Midnite Drive-In
- The Pink Panther (1963) – Silver Scenes
- How to Steal a Million (1966) – Silver Scenes
- Casablanca (1942) – Let’s Go to the Movies
- Ratatouille (2007) – The Love Pirate
- Scaramouche (1924) – Welcome to My Magick Theatre
- Forget Paris (1995) – Movie Rob
- French Kiss (1995) – Movie Rob
- Le Grande Bleu (1998) – Thoughts All Sorts