Following on from our initial announcement of the ‘Debuts’ blogathon, hosted by myself and Mark at Three Rows Back, we’re putting out a quick update to show who’s on board, what films have been snapped up and a call out for anyone else who would like to get involved.
For the uninitiated, ‘Debuts’ unsurprisingly looks at directors’ debut features (no shorts). Here’s the list of those already signed up to take part…
Head in a Vice – Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The Soul of the Plot – Alfred Hitchcock’s The Pleasure Garden (1925)
Cindy Bruchman – Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty for Me (1971)
FlixChatter – Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Committed to Celluloid – Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores Perros (2000)
Cinematic – Terrence Malick’s Badlands (1973)
Tranquil Dreams – Hayao Miyazaki’s The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Karamel Kinema – Darren Aronofsky’s Pi (1998)
The IPC – Jodie Foster’s Little Man Tate (1991)
And So It Begins… – David Gordon Green’s George Washington (2000)
She Speaks Movies – Joon-ho Bong’s Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
Film Police – David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977)
Ewan at the Cinema – Jean-Luc Godard’s A Bout de Souffle (1960)
The Running Reel – Sam Mendes’ American Beauty (1999)
Marked Movies – The Coen brothers’ Blood Simple (1984)
Big Screen Small Worlds – Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket (1996)
Keith & the Movies – John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Cinematic Katzenjammer – Duncan Jones’ Moon (2009)
Video As Life – John Lasseter’s Toy Story (1995)
The Silver Screener – Christopher Nolan’s Following (1998)
From the Depths of DVD Hell – Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case (1982)
Blank Page Beatdown – Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave (1994)
As well as this diverse list, Mark will be looking at Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989) and I will be writing about Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire (1953).
As well as reviewing the film itself, we’d also love your write-ups to look at how their first feature has impacted on their work. How have their subsequent films fared against their debut? Has the director improved or steadily declined over subsequent features?
Do you have a director whose debut you’d like to cover? If so, then there’s still time to contribute! We’re looking to run the blogathon from Monday, September 2. Before you get cracking, please drop one or both of us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email Mark on email@example.com by Sunday, August 25 letting us know who you’d like to write about (just so we don’t get duplicate posts) or for more info.
Thanks for reading and, most importantly, DON’T MISS OUT!