Monday, July 15, 2019

Coming August 25 & 26: The Vive la France! Blogathon


On July 14, France's Bastille Day, the Vive la France! blogathon was officially announced. Hosted by this blog and Silver Screen Modes, the event was originally set for one day, Sunday, August 25. We are excited to announce that we've had to add a day, Monday, August 26, in order to accommodate all the bloggers who are participating.  Our subject is broad and includes just about "everything" France/French-related. For example, French films, movies set in France, etc. etc. There are so many possibilities. See Silver Screen Modes' announcement post for more background on French cinema.

To join in or if you have questions or suggestions, contact ladyevesidwich@gmail.com or c1esquevin@gmail.com; you can also comment below.

Though we hosts of Vive la France! are members of the Classic Movie Blog Association and all members are welcome to participate, this blogathon is also open to non-member classic film bloggers. As is often standard, we're restricting submissions to one entry per topic (a particular film or subject).

These are the participating blogs and their subjects:
  • 4 Star Films: Leon Morin, Priest (1961)
  • Caftan Woman: Paris Blues (1961)
  • Classic Film & TV Café: The Bride Wore Black (1968)
  • Critica Retro: Faces of Children/Visages d'enfants (1925)
  • Lady Eve's Reel Life: The French Roots of Noir: Two Films by Marcel Carné with Jean Gabin 
  • Lady Eve’s Reel Life: Hitchcockian: Francois Truffaut's The Soft Skin (1964)
  • Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Five French Classics You Should See
  • Make Mine Film Noir: Merci pour le chocolat (2000)
  • Midnite Drive-In La Planete Sauvage (1973)
  • Mike's Take on the Movies: Farewell, Friend (1968)
  • Motion Picture Gems: Small Change (1976)
  • Movies Silently: A Tale of Two Cities (1911)
  • Old Hollywood Films: All This and Heaven, Too (1940) 
  • The Old Hollywood Garden: Les Diaboliques (1955)
  • Once Upon a Screen: The Aristocats (1970)
  • A Person in the Dark: Liliom (1934)
  • Realweegiemidget Reviews: Leon (1994)
  • Retro Movie Buff: The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
  • A Shroud of Thoughts: The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  • Silver Screenings: The Baker's Wife (1938)
  • Silver Screen Modes: Z: The 50th Anniversary (1969)
  • The Stop Button: Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
  • Strictly Vintage Hollywood: Gay Purr-ee (1962)
  • Twenty Four Frames: Repulsion (1965) 
 Click here to go to the final blogathon page for links to all Vive la France! blogathon entries.



This event was voted The Best Classic Movie Blog Event of 2019 by the members of the Classic Movie Blog Association



24 comments:

  1. Hello!

    I'll take Disney's THE ARISTOCATS (1970) if it's available.

    Aurora
    BLOG: Once Upon a Screen
    @CitizenScreen

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    1. Ha! And "Meow" - which means of course it's yours. Glad you'll be part of the blogathon, Aurora!

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  2. I'd love to do The Baker's Wife (1938), if not already snatched up.

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    1. Not snatched, it's yours, Ruth! Happy you'll be part of this.

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  3. Hello! Is it okay if I nab Funny Face from 1957? Bonjour Paris!

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    1. Yes! And we made a banner especially for you! Thanks, Alex, it should be fun.

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  4. I'd love to do Leon Morin, Priest 1961 if that works!

    fourstarfilmfan.com

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    1. Wonderful, Tynan. Very happy to see Melville will be part of our blogathon (though I haven't seen this film).

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  5. How about The Phantom of the Opera (1925) for A Shroud of Thoughts https://mercurie.blogspot.com

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    1. Good choice, Terence, and it's all yours. Very happy your joining the blogathon.

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  6. I've had a change of heart and would like to run something up on Paris Blues in place of Cornered. Hoping this is OK.

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    1. It's fine to make a change, Paddy. And you'll have a banner to go with your subject, on top of it!

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    2. The banner! It must have been working on me subliminally.

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  7. Hello, if possible I'd like to contribute an Alain Delon/Charles Bronson effort titled Farewell Friend from 1968.

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  8. Hello, I'd like to write about 'The Young Girls of Rochefort', please for Retro Movie Buff (www.retromoviebuff.com). Thanks, Edirin.

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    1. Hello, Edrin, and thanks for your entry. Happy to see there will be two films starring Francoise Dorleac being covered in our blogathon.

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  9. Hi there, would I be able to change my post to Leon (1994), with Jean Reno and directed by Luc Besson. Not sure if it counts.

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    1. Not a problem, I'll make the change. Please send a link to your post to either my email address or Christian's on the 25th. Thanks!

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  10. Here is my entry for this blogathon. Maddy

    https://maddylovesherclassicfilms.wordpress.com/2019/08/23/vive-la-france-blogathon-five-french-classics-you-should-see/

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  11. This is extremely last-minute, I realize, but could I possibly change my topic to Le Grand Amour (1969)? My blog is Cinematic Scribblings. Thank you.

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