The Second Annual British Invaders Blogathon has arrived! For those who did not see the initial announcement regarding the blogathon, the British Invaders Blogathon is meant to celebrate the best in British classic films. While many think of Hollywood when they think of movies, the fact is that many classic films originated in the United Kingdom. From the Gainsborough melodramas to the Ealing comedies to Alfred Hitchcock to Tony Richardson, the United Kingdom has made many contributions to classic film. The British Invaders Blogathon will last from today (July 31 2015) to Sunday (August 2 201t).
I am glad to say we have a wide range of posts lined up that span the history of British film from the Silent Era to the Eighties. For those participating in the blogathon, simply let me know in a comment here, a message on Twitter, or an email and I will add it to the list. And please remember to link to this page using one of the images from the introductory post! I want to thank everyone who is participating!
Anyhow, without further ado, here are the posts:
Defiant Success: Victim, Sunday Bloody Sunday, My Beautiful Laundrette, and Maurice
MovieMovieBlogBlog: "A Hard Day's Night (1964) – A beautiful cinematic scrapbook of The Beatles" and "The Beatles in Help! (1965) – No Hard Day's Night but a nice ticket to ride"
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Powell and Pressburger entrance with... The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Pop Culture Reverie: The Lion in Winter (1968); Review by Robin Franson Pruter
Noirish: Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Speakeasy: The Damned (1963)
The Stop Button: Hope and Glory (1987, John Boorman)
Crítica Retrô: Zulu (1964)
The Wonderful World of Cinema: The Importance of Being Earnest
Voyages Extraordinaires: "The Edwardian Scientific Romances of Amicus Productions"
Sacred Celluloid: Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: Where Eagles Dare
A Shroud of Thoughts: The Ladykillers (1955)
portraitsbyjenni: The Wicked Lady (1945)
Sister Celluloid: "The Holly and the Ivy Make for a Prickly Christmas"
Movies Silently: "The Lad from Old Ireland (1910) A Silent Film Review"
CineMaven's: ESSAYS from the COUCH: Night and the City
litlover12: The Scapegoat (1959)
Moon in Gemini: "A Fish Called Wanda: an English/American Love/Hate Story"
Back to Golden Days: The End of the Affair (1955)
In the Good Old Days of Hollywood: I Could Go On Singing (1963)
The Joy and Agony of Movies: Get Carter, The Long Good Friday, The Hit, and Mona Lisa