Darling Readers, on the second day of the France On Film Blogathon, the great stuff just kept coming! I cannot say enough how thoroughly impressed I was with everyone’s contributions.
If you would like to link the final event to your site, please link to the main event page located here, this page lists all the participants
On Day Two we saw:
Part One French Cinema
La Nuit Américaine (Day for Night)– The Second Coming: Farabi shares François Truffaut’s film about a filmmaker making a film, in which Truffaut plays the director, and the film also touches on Truffaut’s personal life. Stories of love and filmmaking and intertwine, but always “showing the world of cinema, in the making”.
Ménilmontant– Silentology: Lea offers a touching and tragic drama, celebrated amongst notable film critics including Pauline Kael, and teach us her correct way to enjoy a silent film the “Special Film Experience”.
Jules et Jim– Cinema Cities: Keisha offers a lovely post on François Truffaut’s film, which “celebrates love and all its complexities”.
LATE ADDITION- Elevator to the Gallows– Moon in Gemini: Debbie shares a thoughtful piece on the origins of La Nouvelle Vague and Louis Malle’s atmospheric crime drama, a film with the coolest soundtrack ever, Miles Davis does it get ANY cooler?
Part Two France as Subject
Funny Face– Love Letters to Old Hollywood: In her second installment, Michaela shares her love for France, Audrey Hepburn, and Fred Astaire while covering the decidedly delightful musical in a glorious technicolor and decadent post.
Midnight in Paris– Voyages Extraordinaires: Cory also offers a second installment covering one of my all-time favorite Woody Allen films, a time-traveling delight which celebrates the Paris of the imagination, its many golden ages. He also shares some additional photographs of his own, which are quite lovely.
The French Connection– The Midnite Drive-In: Quiggy offers a second installment covering the classic police drama and shares some behind the scenes insight to the film’s documentary-style.
Ratatouille– The Love Pirate: Josh offers a second installment sharing his adoration for the Pixar film, which celebrates the city of Paris in all her glory. This film is an adorable MUST-SEE, which features that gorgeous Paris we all have in our mind’s eye.
How to Steal a Million– Silver Scenes: Dual Bloggers and Sisters Diana & Connie share the glamorous side of Paris in the charming and delightful art caper starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole!
Paths of Glory– Aperture Reviews: Peter offers a thought-provoking post on Stanley Kubrick’s great war film, a film “about war–about the dirt of it, the fatigue of it, and the inhumane philosophies and ideologies of which war is comprised.”
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis De Sade– Weekly Cinerama offers a second installment, a film which boasts certainly the longest title and most descriptive title I’ve ever seen. Directed by legendary British theater director Peter Brook and featuring members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, this film is a complex, compelling, and amazing cinematic achievement an ideal film for theater lovers.
French Kiss– Movie Rob offers a second installment, Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline are absolutely adorable in this charming romantic comedy, particularly Kline performance, “Kline’s Frenchman imitation will go down in history as one of the funniest”! This is one movie which celebrates the mystique behaving French and will have you laughing from start to finish!
Le Grande Bleu– Thoughts All Sorts, shares a tantalizing and teasing post on this film starring Jean Reno, apparently it will drive one to tears.
Gigi– A Person in the Dark explores the many definitions of love within this charming and delightful film!
Marie Antoinette– Back to Golden Days, Cátia offers a wonderfully thorough production history of this gorgeous classic starring Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power!
Daddy Long Legs– Phyllis Loves Classic Movies shares behind the scene information on this lovely musical.
Charade– Once Upon A Screen: Aurora joins the party and shares a charming film with three great leading stars, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, and The City of Paris!
Again, I want to thank all of my contributors, from your fabulous entries to your assistance cross promoting via your websites, Twitter, and other social media, #FranceOnFilm was a wonderful success because of all you!
Hosting my first blogathon was such an amazing experience, thank you for your kind support and encouragement. Through this, I have developed massive amounts of respect for my co-bloggers who host blogathons on a regular basis! I knew it was a tremendous amount of work, but I had no idea what to expect and had a complete freak out the night before.
Fortunately, things went rather smoothly, I hope your experience with the France On Film Blogathon was also an easy one.
I enjoyed this event, I hope you will take the time and review the entries by all the participants. They are all wonderful and this is not hostess pride, the quality of work is impeccable, you exceeded my expectations! Thank you for a great kick-off to a wonderful 2016! Happy New Year to all my dearies!
Merci beaucoup, mes amis! Au Revoir, Pee Wees!
Ciao for now, Dearies!