Before anything else, here are the ground rules.
1. Posts can be about any British film or any topic related to British films. For the sake of simplicity, I am using "British" here to refer to any film made by a company based in the United Kingdom. If you want to write about a film made in Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man, then, you can do so. Also for the sake of simplicity, people can write about co-productions made with companies from outside the United Kingdom. For example, since 2001: A Space Odyssey is a British-American co-production, someone could write about it if they chose.
2. There is no limit on subject matter. You can write about any film in any genre you want. Posts can be on everything from the British New Wave to the Gainsborough bodice rippers to the Hammer Horrors. I am also making no limit on the format posts can make. You could review classic British film, make an in-depth analysis of a series of British films, or even simply do a pictorial tribute to a film. That having been said, since this is a classic film blogathon, I only ask that you write about films made before 1984. I don't know about others, but I generally think of a film as a classic only once it has been around thirty years.
3. I am asking that there please be no duplicates. That having been said, if someone has already chosen to cover From Russia with Love (1963), someone else could write about the James Bond series as a whole.
4. I am not going to schedule days for individual posts. All I ask is that the posts be made on or between 1 August, 2 August, or 3 August 2014.
If you want to participate in the British Invaders Blogathon, you can get a hold of me either on Twitter at mercurie80 or at my email: mercurie80 at gmail.comt, or you can simply comment below.
Below I is a roster of participants and the topics they are covering. Come 1 August I will make a post that will include all of the posts in the blogathon.
Movies Silently: A Cottage On Dartmoor (1929)
Sister Celluloid: The Astonished Heart (1950)
The Kitty Packard Pictorial: The Beatles films
The Vintage Cameo: Summer Holiday (1963)
Girls Do Film: Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Once Upon a Screen: Frenzy (1972)
Classic Movie Hub: To Sir With Love (1967)
Prowler Needs a Jump: Victim (1961)
Random Pictures: Peeping Tom (1960)
The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: The Four Feathers (1939)
Critica Retro: The Magic Box (1951)
Margaret Perry: Ealing Studios
The Rosebud Cinema: The Gold Diggers (1983)
Speakeasy: Hell Drivers (1957)
Paula's Cinema Club: The Secret History of MI6
portraitsbyjenni: Kes (1969)
Cary Grant Won't Eat You: The Red Shoes (1948)
Hitchcock's World: Zulu (1964)
Amy's Rib: A Life in Film: The Horse's Mouth (1958)
Hitchcock's World: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Barry Bradford Blog: Local Hero (1983)
Thrilling Years of Yesteryear: Went the Day Well? (1932)
Not Always Movie Reviews from James Anymore : A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Moon in Gemini: The royal costume dramas of the Sixties
The Girl with the White Parasol: The Queen of Spades (1949)
Le Mot du Cinephiliaque: if.... (1968)
Silver Scenes: The Chalk Garden (1964) and The Admirable Crichton (1957)
The Movie Rat: Time Bandits (1981)
filmscreed: Catch Us If You Can (1965)
Cinema Sentries: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
Below are several banners for participants in the blogathon to use: