Friday, July 31, 2015

The Second Annual British Invaders Blogathon

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


Robin Franson Pruter said...

I commented on the other post, but, just in case, I'm commenting here too. My post is up.

CineMaven said...

Heeere we go...across the pond to talk about the British's contribution to classic film. My post on "Night and the City" will be linked up on Sunday and I'm looking forward to reading about everyone's films. - CineMaven.

Terence Towles Canote said...

Robin, I got it added!

Gina said...

I planned to post mine today but I've been sick all day. Feeling a little better tonight, so I think I'll probably be able to manage it tomorrow. Sorry about that!!

Terence Towles Canote said...

That's okay, Gina! I hope you feel much better! Anyway, you have tomorrow and Sunday.

Virginie Pronovost said...

Here is my entry for The Importance of Being Earnest! :)

Cory Gross said...

And my post at Voyages Extraordinaires is also up!

Nick Cardillo said...

My post about "Murder on the Orient Express" has gone live. The link is:

Thanks again for hosting the Blogathon. It was fun.

Unknown said...

There it is-my post on The Wicked Lady, 1945 version.

Red Team said...

Hi Terry!! Below is the post on The Holly and the Ivy! Thank you for including me, and Merry Christmas!! Hope this makes everybody feel a bit cooler... :)

Take care,

Janet, Sister Celluloid

Gina said...

Mine's finally up!

CineMaven said...

Hi Terry...I've covered "Night and The City" and folks can read about it here: Thanx for including me in this blogathon.

Debbie Vega said...

My post is now live!

Cátia said...

My entry is finally up: