The Decades Blogathon Is Back!

Decades 17

With our big screens about to be overcome (even more) with a cavalcade of cinematic cash cows, it’s reassuring that in the world of film blogging there is an alternative.

And that alternative is the Decades Blogathon – the third annual extravaganza hosted by yours truly and Tom from the inimitable Thomas J wherein we invite bloggers to review films from different decades.

The previous two blogathons have been a whole heap of fun and the contributions we’ve received have been never less than insightful and fascinating. Well, the time is upon us for another celebration of all things film and we are once again inviting you guys to join us!

As a reminder, the blogathon works like this:

  • Pick a film from any decade with the year ending in ‘7’. And by any film we mean any film – you decide. There’s a lot of movies to choose from so it’s time to put your thinking caps on.
  • Postings will go up on a first-come, first-serve basis (no time wasters please!). We’ll put up the entries that come in first and there will be one posted every day on this site and Thomas J, with each entry having a corresponding re-blog on the other site.
  • Like last year, we’ll be capping the number of posts to 20. This means the blogathon will run for 10 days or so to keep things manageable. Please only send in one piece so we can maximise the number of contributors (Tom and I will also be included in that count, with our reviews coming at the end*).
  • If you want to become involved, send an email to either myself (threerowsback@gmail.comor Tom ( with your suggestion. If no one else has already claimed your selection then you’re on board! We’ll then ask you to send us your post (with accompanying images) to the same email addresses as soon as possible. We ask that you send us an original piece (i.e. not one you’ve already run on your site) and you don’t run it on your site until after we’ve posted.
  • We’re aiming to start the blogathon in the next few weeks. Please let us know by Monday 8 May if you’d like to be involved and then provide us your article by the following week.

* Fear not, neither of us will be taking Star Wars so that one is free, while the birth of the New Hollywood – 1967 – is there for the taking! Personally, I’ll be covering Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 masterpiece There Will Be Blood, while Tom will be taking on Sidney Lumet’s classic 1957 jury room drama 12 Angry Men. All other films released in a year ending ‘7’ are free to choose from, so please get involved – we’re looking forward to receiving your entry!


  1. ckckred · May 4, 2017

    Great to see the blogathon up again. Could I take Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis for 1927?

    • Tom · May 4, 2017

      This is not my site of course, so I won’t speak for Mark but I have no problem with that choice Charles. Happy to have you!

    • Three Rows Back · May 7, 2017

      If Tom is happy so am I!

  2. Drew · May 4, 2017

    Count me in!

    • Three Rows Back · May 7, 2017

      Thanks for being involved Drew 🙂

      • Drew · May 7, 2017

        My pleasure. 🙂 I have to keep my perfect participation after all. 😛

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  4. charsmoviereviews · May 4, 2017

    I am definitely in! I have a movie in mind that I think will be fun and challenging to write about 🙂

    • Tom · May 5, 2017

      We’re excited to have you! If you wouldn’t mind having your title to us by Monday, May 8 that’d be great.

    • Three Rows Back · May 7, 2017

      Thanks for getting involved my friend 🙂

  5. MovieManJackson · May 5, 2017

    Ooh ohh count me in! Sending you both my claim shortly.

  6. Realweegiemidget · May 6, 2017

    Sent you both an email – hope to join you both for this blogathon xx

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