Saturday, June 22, 2024

Announcing the 11th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon

I am proud to announce the 11th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon, which will take place on September 20, 21, and 23 2024.

While many people think of Hollywood when they think of classic movies, the fact is that the United Kingdom made many significant contributions to film over the years. From the Gainsborough melodramas to Hammer Films to the British New Wave, cinema would be much poorer without the British.

Here are the ground rules for this year's blogathon:

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 or British Crown dependencies. 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 take. You could review a 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 2014. I generally don't think of a film as a classic until it has been around for thirty years, but to give bloggers more options I am setting the cut off point at ten years ago.

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 September 20, 21, and 22 2024.

If you want to participate in the Rule, Britannia Blogathon, you can simply comment below or get a hold of me on Twitter at mercurie80 or at my email:  mercurie80 at

Below is a roster of the participants:

A Shroud of Thoughts: The Italian Job (1969)

Realweegiemidget Reviews: Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Miranda (1948) and Mad About Men (1954)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: The Wrong Box (1966)

John V's Eclectic Avenue: The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

Taking Up Room: The Way to the Stars (1945)

The Stop Button : Local Hero (1983)

Smoke in the Library: Get Carter (1971)

Moon in Gemini: Shallow Grave (1994)

Liberal England: Last Resort (2000)

Paula's Cinema Club: Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Nitrateglow: Corridor of Mirrors (1948)

Below are graphics you can use for the blogathon or you can always make your own!


Realweegiemidget Reviews said...

Can yo add me with Seance on A Wet Afternoon from 1964 please. From Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

Phyl said...

Hi Terence, put me down for a Glynis Johns Double Feature: "Miranda" (1948) & "Mad About Men" (1954). I would also like to review "The Wrong Box" (1966). Thanks!

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

John V said...

Hi Terence, it's John from John V's Eclectic Avenue. Hope all's well!

I'd like to cover the 1970 thriller The Man Who Haunted Himself, starring Roger Moore.

Thanks! John

Rebecca Deniston said...

Hi, Terence! Glad you brought this back. I'd like to review "The Way To the Stars," if that's OK.

Andrew Wickliffe said...


How about LOCAL HERO for The Stop Button?

(Grabbing it while I can, lol)

Jonathan Calder said...

Hello Terence

I'd like to write about Pawel Pawlikowski's Last Resort from 2000.

Jonathan Calder

Paula said...

Hi Terry, I'd like to review PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005) if that works.

nitrateglow said...

Can I do Corridor of Mirrors (1948)?

Terence Towles Canote said...

nitrateglow, what is the url of your blog?

nitrateglow said...

My URL is