UPDATE 3.11.15: Due to the number of additional bloggers within the last couple of weeks, we are adding an EXTRA DAY to the blogathon - MONDAY, MARCH 16 - so that all the bloggers will have more time to finish their posts! Check the revised schedule over at Becky's blog!
The battle between film and television goes all the way back to the early days of TV, and the movie industry, then as now, did whatever it could to win the battle against the young upstart medium. One of the most memorable enhancements to the movie-going experience is the one my pal Becky and I are gonna explore in March with the CinemaScope Blogathon!
Before IMAX, there was CinemaScope - basically, movies filmed in a much wider image than had been the norm up to that point in film history. The curved-screen image of Cinerama was the predecessor, but CinemaScope was what 20th Century Fox and other major Hollywood studios used for many of their movies throughout the 50s and 60s, and some of the greatest films of all time, in a wide variety of genres, were filmed in CinemaScope.
The choice is yours: to get in on the action, pick a movie shot in CinemaScope to write about, or maybe an actor or director or studio associated with CinemaScope movies, or the filming process itself, or foreign movies shot in CinemaScope, or maybe the connection to Cinerama. It's up to you! Becky and I will round up all your posts on the weekend of March 13-15.
Here's the master list of eligible movies, at a very good site called the American Widescreen Museum, which you should totally check out while you're there. They've got a ton of information about CinemaScope, Cinerama, plus a poster gallery, and a lot more.
Banners? We got banners. The Rebel Without a Cause banner up top is one, here are the rest...
May I claim HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953)?ReplyDelete
You got it.Delete
BTW, I just posted your blogathon on the CMH: http://www.classicmoviehub.com/event/the-cinemascope-blogathon/ReplyDelete
Thanks. We could use the publicity!Delete
Ooh, I love this theme! How about... THE LONG HOT SUMMER? Thanks!ReplyDelete
Emily // TheVintageCameo.com
Good choice. I saw that one.Delete
Hi. Could I do Blood Alley with Lauren Bacall?ReplyDelete
My blog is "In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood.
Another Lauren Bacall movie? Why not.Delete
I would love review The Innocents and Lady and the Tramp. those two fine to review?ReplyDelete
https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/ is my blog and my name is joey. could i review I would love review The Innocents and Lady and the Tramp. those two fine to review?Delete
I was hoping someone would do a Disney movie!Delete
Thanks cannot wait review them both.Delete
So many movies! Okay. Just pick one. Geesh, how hard can it be?ReplyDelete
I'd like to work up something on "Gunman's Walk" for what promises to be a terrific blogathon.
All yours. Never heard of it but I'm sure it's a good one.Delete
Hey! This sounds like fun -- I want to join! Oh, wait a minute .... I'm hosting it with you ...... never mind...................ReplyDelete
I knew your name was on the banners for a reason. :-pDelete
This sounds like a lot of fun! Please could I take 'There's No Business Like Show Business'?ReplyDelete
Go for it.Delete
OK! NOT an easy choice. Had to keep narrowing and narrowing the list. If available I'll take LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME with a GIGI chaser if I can!!ReplyDelete
Once Upon a Screen
It is a huge list, isn't it? Whichever one you pick is fine by me.ReplyDelete
Hi there, I'd love to do Brigadoon if no one's claimed itReplyDelete
You've claimed it now!ReplyDelete
Since Aurora stole my first choice, can I have 1963's "Move Over Darling"?ReplyDelete
Sounds good to me.ReplyDelete
What a GREAT IDEA for a blogathon! May I do "The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit" if not already taken?ReplyDelete
And thanks to everyone who signed up. We appreciate it.
Rich, I had a hard time picking my topic, but then I had a brilliant idea: I want ot review Silk Stockings, a movie in Cinemascope that has a song mentioning Cinemascope! Aha!ReplyDelete
Sounds perfect to me.ReplyDelete
Hi, there! Great topic! I would love to write about Peyton Place.ReplyDelete
My blog is Moon in Gemini. https://debravega.wordpress.com/
You got it. Thanks for joining.ReplyDelete
What a great theme! Can I do Three Coins in the Fountain? The Sinatra song has got me intrigued by the movie.ReplyDelete
My blog is Movie Classics - the url is movieclassics.wordpress.com
You certainly can.ReplyDelete
I'd love to participate and write about The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. I blog at wordpress; portraitsbyjenni.wordpress.comReplyDelete
It's all yours.ReplyDelete
How about The Girl Can't Help It ??ReplyDelete
Actually... I'm definitely in but have several possibilities. Can you slot me and I'll get back to you real soon (to avoid snoozing and losing) with a definite choice?ReplyDelete
Take your time. No rush. You're in as far as I'm concerned.ReplyDelete
I would love to participate in this through Scenes from the Morgue. Not just one film specifically, but a retrospective of the ballyhoo during the roll-out of the process like with these ads for "How to Marry a Millionaire". And I got a lot more Cinemascope ads where those came from, just needed a proper venue and this sounds perfect if you'll have me.ReplyDelete
Also, if I get my act together, I might get something written up for "Beneath the 12 Mile Reef" at Micro-Brewed Reviews.
CinemaScope ads? Sounds like a great idea.ReplyDelete
Rich and Becky, count me for a post on Cinerama on the 15th. Sounds like fun!ReplyDelete
Hey! Can I join in on all the fun? I would like to do a top 10. My 10 Favourite CinemaScope films.ReplyDelete
My blog is All Things Kevyn.
A top 10? This I gotta see.ReplyDelete
Me again. I'd like to sub-out Beneath the 12 Mile Reef and sub-in Bad Day at Black Rock, which I will post at Micro-Brewed Reviews.ReplyDelete
No problem. You got plenty of time.ReplyDelete
I notice that someone asked for "The Girl Can't Help It" but then backed out on committing to it. If this movie is still open, I'd like to blog about it at moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com. Please e-mail me at email@example.com if this choice is okay. Thanks!ReplyDelete
P.S.: Although apparently Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds..." number was the only Cinemascope-shot part of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," would this movie count as a choice for your blogathon? If so, I'd like to blog this one instead.ReplyDelete
Sure, why not.Delete
Okay, I'm back. Musical triple feature: Girl Can't Help It, Jailhouse Rock, and Les Girls. hokay?ReplyDelete
Steve, looks like you'll have to pick something else, but there are many, many more to choose from.
How about Ride the High Country? It's on the master list...ReplyDelete
I'll be posting at www.thestopbutton.com (on March 13).
Definitely okay. Great movie.Delete
Andrew, this is ClassicBecky ... I put your link in as www.thestopbutton.com, but I get an error page every time. This is the first day of the blogathon -- I'm going to post this on my blog as well, but I hope you see this and can let me know where the error in the link lies....Delete
http://thestopbutton.com/2015/03/13/ride-high-country-1962/ isn't working?Delete
The link is working just fine for Ride the High Country! The error was mine and it's fixed. I'm sure sorry for the mix-up, Andrew! I'll post this in the CMBA FB page as well.Delete
Could you please schedule me for March 14?ReplyDelete
Thanks, getting excited about this...
The 14th is fine. Looking forward to it.ReplyDelete
Late addition from Twitter: "Snow White and the Three Stooges" from Forgotten Films.ReplyDelete
If it's not too late to join in, I'd like to take Daddy Long Legs(1955), to be posted on the 15th. Thank you!!ReplyDelete
Not too late at all. Thanks for joining.ReplyDelete
I'm in with The Alligator People.ReplyDelete
You got it. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I would like to do "Tammy and the Bachelor" if it's not too late. Any day is fine.ReplyDelete
Not too late at all. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Hi Rich, could you put me down for The Great Locomotive Chase if no one else has claimed it? ( if someone has, then change that title to The Egyptian ) Thanks! - ConstanceReplyDelete
It's yours. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Hey, just found this via Classic Movie Hub. Sounds like fun. Sign me up for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers if possible.ReplyDelete
- Jess (over at https://jessycap.wordpress.com/)
If it's not too late, I'd love to do "Black Widow" (1954). I can post whenever :)ReplyDelete
You're both in!ReplyDelete
Hello - I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner! I'd love to do "House of Bamboo" and "Lola Montes" if it's not too late.ReplyDelete
P.S. I'm at http://randompicturesblog.net.ReplyDelete
Not too late at all. You're in.ReplyDelete
Beg pardon if this comment appears twice; I thought I left one an hour ago but don't see it now... Anyway, I'm scheduled for today but am not going to be live for another half hour. Are you guys posting live links? Or just links to our website home pages? pls let me know... thx!
Sorry I didn't see this sooner. I see you posted the link on Becky's sight, which is what I would've suggested in any event. I also tweeted your link.ReplyDelete
I'm scheduled for today, but won't be having my post live for another hour or so. I just wanted to let you know so you didn't think I forgot.
Hi. Here's my entry for the blogathon. Hope this is alright??ReplyDelete