Friday, August 1, 2014

The British Invaders Blogathon

The 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 (1 August 2014) to Sunday (3 August 2014).

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:

Barry Bradford Blog: Local Hero (1983)

Hitchcock's World: The Lion in Winter (1968)

Classic Movie Hub: To Sir, With Love (1967)
filmscreed:  Catch Us If You Can (1965)

Silver Scenes: The Admirable Crichton ( 1957 )

portraitsbyjenni: Kes (1969)

LMdC: if.... (1968)

Hitchcock's World: Zulu (1964)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: The Four Feathers (1939)

Paula's Cinema Club: The Secret History of MI6 is a movie waiting to happen…

The Vintage Cameo: Summer Holiday (1963)

A Shroud of Thoughts: Billy Liar (1963)

Crítica Retrô: The Magic Box (1951)

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: Went the Day Well? (1942)

Speakeasy: Hell Drivers (1957)

Movies Silently: A Cottage on Dartmoor (1929)

Girls Do Film: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Cary Grant Won't Eat You: The Red Shoes (1948)

Sister Celluloid: The Astonished Heart (1950)

Prowler Needs A Jump: Victim (1961)

Citizen Screen: Frenzy (1972)

The Movie Rat: Time Bandits (1981)

Not Always Movie Reviews from James Anymore: A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

 Moon in Gemini: The 1960s Royal Costume Dramas

Random Pictures: Peeping Tom (1960)

Silver Scenes: The Chalk Garden (1964)

Margaret Perry: The Era of the Ealing Comedy

The Girl with the White Parasol: The Queen of Spades (1949)

The Rosebud Cinema: The Gold Diggers (1983)


Unknown said...

My blog is up at wordpress for the British Invaders blogathon, Kes.

The Metzinger Sisters said...

Got our first post up!

Thanks for hosting this blogathon!

Terence Towles Canote said...

Jennifer and the Metzinger Sisters, I have gotten your posts added to the list! Thank you so much for participating!

MP said...

Hi Terence, here's my take on if....:

Terence Towles Canote said...

Thanks, Michael! I got it added to list. Great post!

John Hitchcock said...

Great, I was able to catch the first post in time. I've got a terrible connection right now and it probably won't get much better until Monday.

I'll have to check out all these articles. So many good ones. Thanks for hosting the blogathon. It was a lot of fun.

If it is of any interest I do have one last blogathon of my own going on through August. Perhaps you'd like to check it out:

Terence Towles Canote said...

Thanks, John! I would have to think of a post to write for the blogathon! Right now I am drawing a bit of a blank!

John Hitchcock said...

That's great. If you want perhaps you could drop me an e-mail and we could discuss it at greater length. I'm sure we'll find something eventually.

Spiritually Cramped said...

My post is here:

Thank you for hosting this blogathon, I can't wait to read all the other entries!

Vicki, GirlsDoFilm said...

Hi. My post is up:

Thank you for hosting this!

Terence Towles Canote said...

Thanks Vicki and Leah! I have them added to the list!John, I was thinking maybe Outland or, if it qualifies, Forbidden Planet.

John Hitchcock said...

Those two would certainly qualify. I'd be happy to put you down for them.

Citizen Screen said...

Hi - not able to DM you on Twitter for some reaon today. My post on FRENZY is up.

Thanks for hosting!! Fantastic idea. :)


Terence Towles Canote said...

I think Twitter's DMs are acting up. :-( Anyhow, I've gotten added!

John, I think I'd probably just want to do one of them. I think I'll do Forbidden Planet, given how many times I've seen that movie (one of all time favs)!

James said...

I have completed my review of A Matter of Life and Death for the British Invaders Blogathan and I want to thank you for hosting this blogathan. Also, the link will be at the next paragraph.

John Hitchcock said...

Alright, Terrence, I've put you down for Forbidden Planet.

Terence Towles Canote said...

Thanks, James!

Thanks, John. I think it is a great idea for a blogathon!

The Metzinger Sisters said...

Finally got our post up -

As the saying goes "Better late than never"! ( Although this one bordered near the never. )

Terence Towles Canote said...

Thank you, Metzinger Sisters!

Aubyn said...

My post on The Queen of Spades is up here:

Thanks so much for hosting!