This announcement is courtesy of our friend – and fellow Canuck – at Speakeasy.
Sorry to break it to you, but the Hollywood movies you love owe a lot to Canada. And so, with glowing hearts as warm as a bowl of piping hot poutine, we announce the O Canada Blogathon, to occur over the week of OCTOBER 4 – 9, 2014. This is your chance to celebrate (or even educate yourself and others) on just how much Canadians have shaped the cinema. Your co-hosts in this tour of cinematic Canada are:
Ruth of Silver Screenings 925screenings [at] gmail.com
Kristina of Speakeasy HQ.Kristina [at] gmail.com
You obviously don’t need to be Canadian to participate – just be a movie lover – because no matter where you come from, you know these people and films, even if you weren’t aware of their heritage. Let’s help you with some suggestions.
A lot of your favourite stars came from the Land of the Loonie, people like…
…and many more you can click here to discover, or see a list of silent stars here: male, female. You could write a bio or choose a movie (or more than one) that features their talent. Note: if someone is doing a bio, you are still welcome to focus on a specific movie by that same person.
How about the many moviemakers and behind the scenes high achievers like…
…and more like the ones listed here.
Canadian films/productions, any movie with a story/topic relating to Canada, movies prominently set or even shot here are all fair game for this blogathon, including…
…and that’s just for starters.
You may want to write about some aspect of Canada’s impact on the movies, or something unique to the Canadian movie fan’s experience (Elwy Yost, anyone?). If it has to do with Canada & movies, we’d love to have you join in.
Have a browse through these helpful pages to see more..
We ask that you remember these few rules:
Now put on your thinking toques and let us know what you wish to write about so we can add you to the list.
Once again, this event will unfold over the week of OCTOBER 4 – 9, 2014.
That’s right Edna, here are your banners. Now take off, eh! 😉
|Silver Screenings||Buster Keaton in The Rail Rodders||http://silverscreenings.org|
|Speakeasy||Yvonne De Carlo’s best||http://hqofk.wordpress.com/|
|A Small Press Life||Fay Wray||http://onetrackmuse.com|
|Shadows & Satin||Norma Shearer in Riptide & Strangers May Kiss||shadowsandsatin.wordpress.com|
|Laura’s Misc Musings||Pony Soldier||http://laurasmiscmusings.blogspot.ca/|
|Mike’s Take on the Movies||Captains of the Clouds||http://mikestakeonthemovies.com/|
|Phantom Empires||Dick Powell’s Mrs. Mike & Fort Vengeance||http://phantomempires.weebly.com|
|Hitchcock’s World||Cronenberg: Naked Lunch, eXistenZ, Videodrome /poss Wilby Wonderful||http://hitchcocksworld.blogspot.ca/|
|Stardust||Norma Shearer: bio & significance||http://bwallover.blogspot.ca/|
|Rosebud Cinema||Dead Ringers||http://therosebudcinema.wordpress.com/|
|Thrilling Days of Yesteryear||Niagara||http://thrillingdaysofyesteryear.blogspot.ca/|
|Midnight Palace||Michael Sarrazin, Margot Kidder in The Reincarnation of Peter Proud||http://www.midnightpalace.com/|
|Movies Silently||Mary Pickford in The Dream||http://moviessilently.com/|
|A Shroud of Thoughts||Rock & Rule||http://mercurie.blogspot.ca/|
|The Stop Button||I Confess /2nd poss Scanners or Black Christmas||http://thestopbutton.com/|
|Portraits by Jenni||The 49th Parallel||http://portraitsbyjenni.wordpress.com|
|Wide Screen World||William Shatner||http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com|
|Forgotten Films||The Changeling||http://forgottenfilmcast.wordpress.com/|
|Tales of the Easily Distracted||Two O’Clock Courage + Strange Brew||http://doriantb.blogspot.ca/|
|Mildred’s fatburgers||Ned Sparks in 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933, and Lady for a Day||http://www.mildredsfatburgers.com/|
|Caftan Woman||Alexander Knox / also poss: Elwy Yost||http://www.caftanwoman.com/|
|Vienna’s Classic Hollywood||actor John Qualen||http://dancinglady39.wordpress.com|
|Movie Rob||HBO movie on Terry Fox’s life (1983)||http://movierob.wordpress.com|
|Riding the High Country||Northern Pursuit||http://livius1.wordpress.com/|
|A Person in the Dark||Dudley Do Right OR Norma Shearer in “The Women”||http://www.flickchick1953.blogspot.ca/|
|Cinematic Catharsis||Terror Train||http://cinematiccatharsis.blogspot.ca/|
|Loud Green Bird||Atom Egoyan: Exotica||http://williammeeker.com/|
|Girls do Film||Florence Lawrence||http://girlsdofilm.wordpress.com/|
|Moon in Gemini||The Grey Fox||http://debravega.wordpress.com/|
|Barry Bradford||John Candy||http://barrybradford.com/|
|The Joy & Agony of Movies||Donald Sutherland||http://lipranzer.wordpress.com/|
|Pamela, Guest Blogger||New Brunswick’s connection to Hollywood||http://silverscreenings.org|
|Old Movies Nostalgia||Jack Carson in Romance on the High Seas||http://oldmoviesnostalgia.com|
|Critica Retro||Marie Dressler||http://criticaretro.blogspot.ca/|
|Once Upon a Screen||Glenn Ford in 3:10 to Yuma||http://aurorasginjoint.com|
|Canadian Cinephile||Leslie Nielsen||http://canadiancinephile.com/|
|We Always Have Classic Movies||Mary Pickford Bio||http://wealwayshaveclassicmovies.blogspot.com/|
|le Mot du Cinephiliaque||films of Claude Jutra: The Devil’s Toy, Mon Oncle Antoine, more||http://www.lmdc.co.nr/|
|Dell on Movies||American Mary, directed by the very Canadian Soska sisters||http://dellonmovies.blogspot.ca/|
|History on Film||Passchendaele||http://historyonfilm.com/|
|Margaret Perry||Louis B. Mayer||http://margaretperry.org/|
|The Movie Rat||Leolo||http://themovierat.com/|
|Voiceover||Mack Sennett and “Tillie’s Punctured Romance”||http://voiceovermovies.wordpress.com|
|Cinepanopticon||The Peanut Butter Solution||http://cinepanopticon.wordpress.com/|
|Classic Movie Man||Deanna Durbin||http://classicmovieman.blogspot.ca/|
|Cary Grant Won’t Eat You||Michael J. Fox||http://carygrantwonteatyou.com/|
|Outspoken & Freckled||something of Mack Sennett||http://kelleepratt.blogspot.com/|