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.