Hear ye, Hear ye! The Great Imaginary Film Blogathon is coming to Silver Scenes!
As the hosts of Silver Scenes, Diana and I ( Constance ), thought it might be a good idea to start a blogathon. Why? Because we'd like to get to know our readers - stray wanderers included. And what better way then to get acquainted through the sharing of ideas?
This summer the classic movie blogging-sphere has been filled with alot of great blogathons. Movies Silently hosted the Funny Ladies Blogathon in June, The Girl with the White Parasol hosted the fantastic Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon in July; August beckoned in the rollicking good William Castle Blogathon from The Last Drive-In, and currently Sittin' on a Backyard Fence is hosting their second annual TCM Summer Under the Stars event.
But when we thought about coming up with our own blogathon we wanted to be just a little bit different. Instead of having our readers write about movies that have been made, we thought it might be fun to have you write about movies that were never made....but should have been.
Have you ever read a great book and wished it had been turned into a film?
Have you ever seen a new film and wished a version of it had been made in the 1930s, or 1940s, or 1950s?
Have you ever seen an oldie but goodie and wished it had been remade, with just a little more "punch" added to it?
Have you ever seen a film, loved it to death, but wished the main actor/actress had been someone different?
Have you ever wanted to play producer and have selection of the best stories, all the choice actors in Hollywood and William Wyler as director?
Heavens to Betsy! What silly questions...of course you've thought of this before. EVERYONE has exited a movie theatre thinking of all the changes they would have made to the film they just saw. Or read a book and pictured Basil Rathbone in the lead. Or wondered "what was Edward Bernds thinking when he made Queen of Outer Space? I could make a better film than that!" ( and you probably can )
Well, this is what the Great Imaginary Film Blogathon is all about. It's a wishful thinking event. A time to brew creative movie-making ideas and share them with others.
Here's your chance to gush about all those wonderful movies you wish were made but never were.
The possibilities are endless! Anything you can conceive you can share!
It certainly will be Mr. Wonka.
We can't wait to get started and see what scathingly brilliant ideas everyone can think of.
Before we start to concoct movie history though let's talk a bit about some of the rules :
Rule Number One - If you wish to write about a film that was never made, please include the following..
- year of production
- at least four cast members
- the studio that you hoped would have released the film
- whether the film is in color or black/white
- basic plot
Imaginary TV Movies are welcome as well.
Rule Number Two - If you wish to create a photo gallery of film ideas please attach a title and small plot summary with your pics. A tv guide sized nugget review will do nicely.
Rule Number Three - If you wish to create a gif...good luck! We have no idea how you would go about doing that.
Rule Number Four - All films created should be dated pre-1975. Afterall, this is a classic film site.
Rule Number Five - There are no rules. Disregard all of the above if you want to do something differently.
The Great Film Blogathon will run from October 1-3, 2013. Exact dates for posting will not be assigned, just so long as you post within that time frame you're good to go. We will post a master list of participants and their topics on the first day of the blogathon. That means you got a whole month to get your creative juices flowing!
Then let the fun begin!
ALL bloggers are welcome. If you want to join just post your blog name and the url address to your blogsite in the comment box below. If you don't want to join, then please help spread the word about the event by placing a banner on your site.
And for those who'd like a Disney themed one ( because we love Disney stuff ):
If you are still confused on what the heck this is all about, then stayed tuned! Each week prior to the event we will be posting our own deviously clever movie ideas and those should help you catch our drift.
Contact us at silverbankspictures ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com if you have any questions or comments.
We hope you'll join us!