Debuts Blogathon – The Final List!

Myself and Mark from Three Rows Back yesterday posted an update and second call for our ‘Debuts’ blogathon. Well the response has been completely overwhelming; so much so, in fact, that we have had to put a stop to entries, simply because otherwise it will just run away from us and we feel we’ll be able to deliver a better blogathon with a finite number of entries.

Both Mark and I have been blown away by the number of people wanting to take part. We’ve got 24 entries, including our own, some from some familiar faces and some from bloggers we’ve never actually conversed with before, which is fantastic. We’ve actually had to turn people away and say we’re all full up (apologies to Stu from Popcorn Nights who missed out by literally a few minutes, but check out his site anyway, ’cause it’s great).

A massive thank you to everyone who has agreed to take part; there’s an unbelievably good mix of stuff, and we’re really excited about it all kicking off. The final list of contributors is as follows:

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).

Now that we have our list, we’ll be aiming to start the blogathon on Monday, September 2 and will post one review each on our sites (12 on this site and 12 on Three Rows Back). We’ll make sure to flag up each other’s daily posts to ensure every review on the list gets plenty of exposure.

Thank you to everyone who’s taking part in what we’re sure will be a great blogathon.


28 thoughts on “Debuts Blogathon – The Final List!

  1. Mark Walker says:

    You turned Stu away? Man, he’s good! Sorry to hear about that bit I’m glad I snuck in at the last minute. Started work on it yesterday and I’m more or less done. I should be ready to go when you guys are.

    • Stu is very good indeed, that was a real bummer. It was just purely because of numbers, though, which is why I wanted to give him a name check.
      Great to hear it’s already underway mate, can’t wait to give it a read. We’ll be sending out an email shortly with banners and stuff if you want to post on your own site.

  2. ruth says:

    Hi Chris, would it be ok if my friend/blog staff Ted S also participate in this? I’ll have him take a look at this list and see if he wants to take part.

    • Hi Ruth, we’ve had to close entries for this now unfortunately as otherwise it’s in danger of becoming too big for our two sites to handle! We’ve already had to turn a couple away, so my apologies to yourself and Ted for that! It’s purely a numbers thing.

      • ruth says:

        Oh that’s totally ok Chris, I understand. Well, I’m glad I got in, now I might have to rewatch that film or see some clips of it to jog my memory 😀

  3. Awesome! I’ll start working on mine 🙂

  4. theipc says:

    I could probably write mine without a re-watch but I don’t think that’s fair – I should get mine in the mail any day now and get you something soon : )

  5. Naomi says:

    Looking forward to this, guys! 😉

  6. Ah, too bad I missed this! Sounds like an awesome blogathon. Looking forward to what you guys come up with.

  7. ckckred says:

    Looks like there’ll be some great stuff. I got Fear and Desire a while back and hope to see it soon, though I heard it’s quite disappointing.

  8. Sounds cool look forward to reading all the reviews.

  9. Nick Powell says:

    Hmm. Now to get creative!

  10. armanddc says:

    I always end up with the weird film. Lol. Excited to do “Eraserhead!”

  11. karamelkinema says:

    Whoaaa! so many participants and what a diverse selections of directors! …and now i’m nervous! XD

  12. I can’t believe I missed out on this. I coincidentally recently wrote a draft of a review for Wes Craven’s first film The Last House On the Left. I’ll try to catch the next blogathon.

  13. table9mutant says:

    Some great stuff here – looking forward to reading the reviews! Will try to keep up… 🙂

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