Comet Over Hollywood and Lindsay’s Movie Musings present the Breaking News: Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon!
When: September 21-22, 2013
What: Classic films are filled with stories featuring journalists and journalism. Being newspaperwomen ourselves, Jessica and I wanted to feature the roving reporters of classic film.
How to participate: Pick a movie that focuses or includes journalists as characters or the journalism profession. We do want to keep this “classic film” period (pre-1960) but if you want to write about a film pre-1980s (All the President’s Men, Network etc.) that’s definitely up for grabs. The type of journalism doesn’t matter either: newspapers, television or radio!
Once you’ve picked your movie, shoot either Jessica or Lindsay a comment on this post with your film or topic and blog. We’ll compile a master list and assign everyone one of the two days. During the blogathon, we’ll publicize your posts on our blogs and on Twitter. We’ll keep a growing master list up on our blogs leading up to the blogathon so you can see what films/topics have been taken, as it’s preferred that there are no repeating topics. Banners for the blogathon will be coming shortly.
We look forward to hosting and seeing what great topics everyone comes up with!
Comet Over Hollywood– Portrayal of Reporters in film
Lindsay’s Movie Musings– “Arise, My Love” (1940)
Jess in a Yellow Dress– “It Happened One Night” (1934)
Another Old Movie Blog– “30″ (1959)
The Great Katharine Hepburn and the Golden Age of Hollywood– “Woman of the Year” (1942)
A Person in the Dark– “Picture Snatcher” (1933)
True Classics– “His Girl Friday” (1940)
The Joy and Agony of Movies– “All the President’s Men”
Stardust– “Philadelphia Story” (1940)
The Man on the Flying Trapeze – “His Girl Friday” vs. “The Front Page” (1931)
Backlots – “Meet John Doe” (1941)
The Kitty Packard Pictorial – “Blessed Event” (1932)
Portraits by Jenni– “Headline Shooter”
Caftan Woman– “Five Star Final”
Critica Retro– “Ace in the Hole”
Famous Dames– “Sweet Smell of Success”
Vienna’s Classic Hollywood – “Teacher’s Pet”
They Don’t Make ‘em Like They Used To – “Lonelyhearts”
Movie Star Makeover– “The Great Race”
Movie Classics– “I Cover the Waterfront”
Tales of the Easily Distracted– “Shattered Glass”
Carole & Co. – “Nothing Sacred”
I Started Late and Forgot the Dog– “Crime of Passion”
Silverscreenings – “The Trial of John Peter Zenger”
Silver Scenes – “Libeled Lady”
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear– “Deadline-USA”
Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence – “30 Day Princess/Wedding Present”
Kevin Carr – Roman Holiday
Family Friendly Reviews – Citizen Kane