So all of these blog-a-thons that I've taken part in have inspired me to finally start one of my own. I've gone through several different ideas to get to this one, and I think it's one you'll like too. It's real simple: write about a movie, old or new, that takes place in your hometown, whether it's the place you were born in or the place you live in now. If there is no movie about your hometown, you can pick a movie about your home state, province, or even country. If you live near a big city that has been in the movies, you can claim that big city as your hometown for the sake of this blog-a-thon provided you've actually been there at least once.
As you write about the movie, I'd like you to also write about where you were born. Let us see it through your eyes: special places from your childhood, important landmarks, the history of the place, friends and neighbors, whatever you want. How do you feel about the place? Maybe it evokes sentimental feelings for you. Maybe you miss it and want to return someday. Maybe you hate it and can't wait to leave - or you never wanna go back! Also, how much does the movie get right and wrong about your hometown? Is it set on a cheap Hollywood backlot or is it on location? Or do they substitute a different city and pass it off as yours?
The week of the My Hometown Blogathon will be July 18-23. You can write your post(s) anytime from now through the week of the event itself. When you finish, send me a link to it (ratzo318 "at" yahoo "dot" com), and on July 23, I'll post the master list of posts. Any questions, feel free to ask. In the meantime, here are your banners: