Following yesterday’s reminder about the ‘Debuts’ blogathon, hosted by myself and Chris at Terry Malloy’s Pigeon Coop, we’ve taken the difficult decision to stop accepting any further submissions in light of the overwhelming response we’ve had. I can speak for both of us when I say how taken aback we’ve been by the enthusiasm for the blogathon and the fascinating range of directors and films that have been submitted. It’s proven so popular in fact, we’ve regrettably had to turn some people away. Can I thank everyone for their interest in the blogathon.
We’ve had a whopping 22 submissions and 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)
The Silver Screener – Christopher Nolan’s Following (1998)
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 Breathless (1960)
The Running Reel – Sam Mendes’ American Beauty (1999)
Marked Movies – Joel Coen’s Blood Simple (1984)
Big Screen Small Words – 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)
From the Depths… – Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case (1982)
Blank Page Beatdown – Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave (1994)
In addition, I’ll be covering Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), while Chris will be casting his critical gaze over Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire (1953). This means there are a total of 24 films on the list – not bad for a first blogathon!
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 Terry Malloy’s Pigeon Coop). 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.