Announcing the “1967 in Film” Blogathon

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Far out! We are excited to team up with The Rosebud Cinema in hosting a blogathon that looks at the year 1967 in film.

1967 was a watershed year in Hollywood. Some regard it as the start of unprecedented creativity in American cinema; others regard it as the era of self-indulgent filmmaking. Regardless, it is a year worth examining. Hollywood would not be the same after 1967.

The 1967 IN FILM blogathon runs June 20-22, and topics can be as varied as the films released that year. You may review a movie, discuss an influential director or explore new expressions in cinematography. We’re not placing restrictions on topics, and are accepting duplicates. (For example, if three people choose to review The Graduate, that would be groovy.)

Let us know which date works best for you. And please help yourself to the banners at the bottom of this post, created by the lovely & talented Rosebud Cinema.

For a list of films released in 1967, click HERE.

Participants who are tuning in:

BLOG NAME MOVIE/THEME DATE
The Rosebud Cinema Belle de Jour 6/20/2014
Speakeasy Point Blank 6/20/2014
Twenty Four Frames Martin Scorsese’s Debut: Who’s that Knocking at my Door 6/20/2014
Outspoken & Freckled Casino Royale 6/20/2014
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear Bedazzled 6/20/2014
Critica Retro Doctor Dolittle 6/20/2014
Shadows & Satin Wait Until Dark 6/20/2014
Destroy All Fanboys The War Wagon 6/20/2014
Portraits by Jenni In Like Flint 6/20/2014
Krell Laboratories Branded to Kill 6/20/2014
Journeys in Classic Film Valley of the Dolls 6/20/2014
Once Upon a Screen Barefoot in the Park 6/20/2014
Girls Do Film Bonnie & Clyde 6/20/2014
Frisco Kid at the Movies In the Heat of the Night 6/20/2014
Movie Fanfare The President’s Analyst 6/20/2014
All Things Kevyn Favourite Films from 1967 6/20/2014
NuRay Pictures Don’t Look Back 6/20/2014
Silver Screenings The Anderson Platoon 6/21/2014
Part Time Monster The Gnome-Mobile 6/21/2014
Barry Bradford In Cold Blood 6/21/2014
We Have the Stars Thoroughly Modern Millie 6/21/2014
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You Cool Hand Luke 6/21/2014
Krell Laboratories Dragon Inn 6/21/2014
Mike’s Take on the Movies The Dirty Dozen 6/21/2014
Vintage Cameo Tony Rome 6/21/2014
Phantom Empires Kitosch, the Man Who Came from the North 6/21/2014
Stardust: My Classic Film Fantasies Bonnie & Clyde 6/21/2014
Micro Brewed Reviews The College Girl Murders 6/21/2014
Ramblings of a Cinephile Le Samourai (The Samurai) 6/21/2014
Silver Scenes The Happiest Millionaire 6/21/2014
The Motion Pictures David Holzman’s Diary 6/21/2014
Stacks and Ranges Far from the Madding Crowd 6/21/2014
Mentor’s Camper Samurai Rebellion 6/21/2014
 Hitchcock’s World  The Producers 6/22/2014
Caftan Woman Who’s Minding the Mint? 6/22/2014
I See a Dark Theatre Divorce, American Style 6/22/2014
Margaret Perry The Taming of the Shrew 6/22/2014
Pam (Guest Blogger) To Sir With Love 6/22/2014
The Counterfeit Writer Fitzwilly 6/22/2014
Silver Screen Modes Le Grand Meulnes (a.k.a. The Wanderer) – France 6/22/2014
Moon in Gemini Valley of the Dolls 6/22/2014
I Love Terrible Movies A Taste of Blood 6/22/2014
Destroy All Fanboys The Graduate 6/22/2014
Film Grimoire I Am Curious (Yellow) – Sweden 6/22/2014
1001 A Film Odyssey  Bonnie & Clyde  6/22/2014
Bemused and Nonplussed Quatermass and the Pit (Hammer Studios) 6/22/2014
Scopophilia The White Bus 6/22/2014
Random Pictures Playtime 6/22/2014
Bananas About Movies Fathom 6/22/2014
24 Frames Per Second Viy 6/22/2014

We hope you can join us! You can let us know your interest by leaving a comment below or by emailing 925screenings [at] gmail [dot] com or therosebudcinema [at] gmail [dot] com.

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144 comments

  1. Can I do Casino Royale on June 20th? I’m hosting a Blogathon on the 22nd so better for me to put a couple days in between. Thanks!

    Kellee
    aka Outspoken & Freckled

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    1. Oh no! You’re hosing a blogathon that same weekend? Sorry about that! I thought we were safe in choosing that weekend.

      You’re on for Casino Royale on the 20th. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on this film. :)

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    1. That sounds great, Diana. I’ve never heard of this movie – it looks like a lot of fun.

      So glad you can join us! I’ve put you down for June 21st, and I’ll be updating the list of participants this evening.

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      1. Oh cool–it’s a lesser known film, but it’s a Disney live-action with the two children who were in Mary Poppins, and it’s based on an early Upton Sinclair book—one of his books for children. Very surreal. I remember being entranced by it as a kid, not knowing whether I loved or hated it. Excited to see the other entries!

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    1. Kim, we’re glad to have you on Board. “Divorce, American Style” is yours, and I will put you down for June 22. (This post will be updated tonight with your info.) Looking forward to it!

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  2. Hi! I’d love to participate. I actually have three I’d like to do! (The Born Losers, In The Heat Of The Night, In Cold Blood.) Choose one! And you can pick the date; any of the three are easy for me.

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    1. Hey Barry! So glad you’re able to join us! I really want someone to do “In Cold Blood”, so that’s the one I’m choosing for you. I’m also going to put you down for June 21 – does that sound OK?

      Yay! I’m really looking forward to your analysis of this film.

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  3. Wow, what a year! it’s like 1939, but with more color and broken taboos. Okay, The Graduate it is. I have Deadlier Than The Male queued up for another blogathon already, but I may add another film if I’ve time (looking at The War Wagon or Wait Until Dark)…

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    1. Ha ha! It IS like 1939 but with more colour – hilarious! So glad you chose “The Graduate”. Which date works best for you?

      If you’re able to add another film, we’d love to see it. :)

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      1. Let’s shoot for the 22nd. I just realized that I also have a Point Blank review (from last year), so I guess that can be an alternate take on that classic (as it’s a film open to ALL sorts of interpretations). This is SUCH a good year that I know every post will be worth a read…

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  4. My first choice is Bedazzled. Second is Five Million Years to Earth. Third: How I Won the War. (I put down three just in case.) Oh, and the 20th will work out best for me.

    Ivan
    Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

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  5. Since we’re dealing in French currency I’d like to cover “Le Grand Meulnes” sometimes called The Wanderer from its original translated novel form. One of the more mysterious but influential films for anyone who has ever seen it. On Sunday June 22

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  6. After some hesitation…because it’s one of my great guilty pleasures…um….yeah, I’m gonna do it.

    Put me down for Valley of the Dolls on June 22.

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  7. Count on me, Ruth!
    I want to write about my guiltiest pleasure of all: Doctor Dolittle. And I the only one who thinks this movie is genius?
    Kisses!
    Le

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    1. Le! So glad you’re joining us! It’s not a party until you arrive.

      Rex Harrison is so endearing in “Doctor Dolittle”, and I’m so pleased you chose this movie.

      Is there a particular day that you’d like?

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      1. Wow… “It’s not a party until you arrive”. This is the most beautiful thing I’ve heard!
        Book June 20th, please!

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  8. Updaaaate: I couldn’t sleep (hey, it happens when you turn 50 and realize you’re 50!), so I ended up watching The War Wagon and writing it up about a half hour ago. Such a fun flick all around! Add it to the 20th, as I see that day needs more movies. I’ll be watching The Graduate a few times over the next few weeks because I know a few people who’ve yet to see it and I want to introduce them all to it as I write.

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  9. :Please put me down for In Like Flint, which is airing this week on TCM. Have it set for the tivo machine. My blog for movies for our local newspaper is on Fridays, so put me down for Friday, June 20th. Thanks!!

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      1. Oh no! I made a mistake. Shadows & Satin had already signed up for “Wait Until Dark”, but I put it on the list as “A Shot in the Dark” for some reason. (??) Anyway, having a duplicate isn’t a problem for us if it isn’t a concern for you? Anything you decide is A-OK by us. :)

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      1. You’re on! I scheduled “Branded to Kill” on June 20 and “Dragon Inn” on June 21. Does that work for you?

        I know nothing about either of these films. I’m looking forward to learning more. :)

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    1. Whee! We’d love to have you join us with “Bonnie & Clyde”.

      Someone else did choose it for June 21, but we could put you down for the 20th? We don’t mind duplicates, if you don’t mind. Just let us know if that works for you. :)

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    1. We’d love to have you join us! I’m not sure if you’d like to put both reviews in one post, or do two separate posts. For now, I’ve scheduled College Girl for June 21 and Born Losers for June 22. Please let me know if you’d prefer other dates, or both in one post.

      Glad you’re coming on board! :)

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      1. I would like to introduce the world to the grooviest movies of them all(if it hasn’t been chosen yet!): James Coburn in “The President’s Analyst” for June 20.

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      2. You’re on, and this sounds like a far-out choice! I’m out of town with limited access this weekend, and will update this post when I return to civilization on Monday.

        Yay! Glad you’re joining us!

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    1. Hooray! Glad you’re going to take a look at this film. SUCH great casting. I’m out of town this weekend w/ dodgy Internet, burg will update list when I’m back in civilization on Monday. Very glad you’re joining us!

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      1. Thanks! I just finished reading and reviewing a book on 5 of the 1967 films, so I’m excited to be able to do a post on the film that won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Picture!

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  10. Hi, I think this is a great idea for a blogathon and I enjoy that visual header for your post. I would like to review ‘The White Bus’, which is Anthony Hopkins first movie if I may. Let me know. Thanks.

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      1. Winnipeg is the best place of all to blog. All you need to do is choose a film from 1967 and a day that you would like to post your review of that film – either June 20, 21 or 22. Then we will link to your post and encourage others to read and comment. Easy peasy!

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      2. Got my film. Is there still room? I will do Far From the Madding Crowd. Is June 21st still available? If not the other two dates are fine two.

        Thank you so much.

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      3. That sounds wonderful! I will schedule you for June 21.

        So glad you could join us! I’ve not seen “Far from the Madding Crowd” and I’m looking forward to your post. :)

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    1. Yay, Lindsey! So glad you’re joining in the fun!

      I’m curious to learn more about “David Holzman’s Diary” – I know NOTHING about this film.

      We’ve scheduled you for June 21. Are you OK with that?

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      1. Yep, that’ll work! I’ve been wanting to watch the film for a while – it’s been sitting in my Netflix queue. Now you’ve given me a good excuse! :) Apparently it’s about a man who is obsessed with making video diaries of his life.

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      2. I’m sure it’ll be very relevant to today’s world, where there are some people who make a six-figure career out of filming their daily lives. Reviews on Netflix are mixed but it’ll definitely be an interesting watch! I look forward to posting about it for this blogathon! :)

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  11. Hey there. Hi, my name is Kevyn Knox, and I would like to enter myself and my blog, All Things Kevyn, in your 1967 in Film Blogathon. Having been born on July 2, 1967, I was going to post a look at my favourite films of ’67 around my birthday. I could easily push that ahead a week or so, and include it in your blogathon. If possible I would like to add my post “1967: A Look at My Favourite Films from the Year I was Born” to your blogathon. I will be posting it at All Things Kevyn on June 20th, and (of course) send a link then.

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  12. Hello, can I join in on the blogathon? I’d like to review Fathom, starring Raquel Welsh. Nothing to do with Raquel spending most of the movie in a bikini, of course. Stick me down for the 22nd June, if that’s okay! :)

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    1. Yay! Sounds great! I’ll update the list right away.

      So glad you can join us! I’m looking forward to your review of this film. I’ve never seen it, but it would be fascinating to see footage of Bob Dylan at that point of his career.

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