Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Great Imaginary Film Blogathon is on its Way!

Get your thinking caps on....The Great Imaginary Film Blogathon is on its way!!  In less than two weeks it will be time to brainstorm, experiment, create, and share your ideas for all the wonderfully stupendous films that you wish were made - but never were.  

Merlin Jones knows the importance of preparation and he's reading up so he can store extra knowledge in his super-duper high-powered thinking cap. 

Well, you don't need that folks. All you need is what you got - a lot of creativity. So get those juices flowing! 

If you already have an idea for what you would like to contribute shoot us an email or leave a comment in the box below between now and October 1 and we'll add your topic to the Master List. Remember, you are not limited to one film idea. If you would like to create a musical, a drama, a mystery, a horror film AND an ultra cheesy B film, go right ahead! 

Can you change your mind? Certainly. Write about whatever you want, we're not fussy people.

Interested in joining? 

All are welcome right up until the day the blogathon starts... if you want to join after it begins, you can do so too. If you want to join us after it ends - sorry, tough luck there. Unlike other blogathons you don't have to be concerned about the film of your choice being "taken" because there are no films to be took! 

Still puzzled on what this is all about? Check out our sample posts : 

The Original Harry Potter ( 1938 ) 

The Missing Miss Marple Film 

You can read more about what the blogathon is about from our original post.  

"Just a little more Bogart and this will be the perfect noir formula!"



They Don't Make 'Em Like They Use To - "A Place in the Sun" ( with a revised ending ) 

Hamlette's Soliloquy  - "Murder Most Foul" ( 1943 ) a film noir version of Hamlet 

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog - The 1966 Hammer/Toho Production "Godzilla Vs. England".

Movies Silently - A 1926 all-star silent extravaganza entitled "The Golden Challenge"

Embarrassing Treasures  - Georgette Heyer's "The Corinthian" ( 1943 )

A Mythical Monkey - "Model Railroader Magazine : The Movie" 


The Motion Pictures  - Classic re-castings of six favorite post-1970 films - Part I 

The Great Katharine Hepburn - The best Hepburn films that were never made

Caftan Woman  - "Charlie Chan in Hollywood" 

Films From Beyond the Time Barrier  - Universal's "Chamber of Horrors" ( 1943 ) 

Critica Retro - A 1934 gangster/musical

Silver Scenes  - The Top Ten Literary Film Adaptions Never Made


Karavansara - John Huston's "The Man Who Would Be King" ( possibly )

The Lady Eve's Reel Life - "Just my Imagination ( Running Away with Me )" a look at Willa Cather's novella "My Mortal Enemy".

Scribblings - a silent film adaption of Josephine Preston Peabody's play "Marlowe". 

Classic Forever - to be announced. 

Wide Screen World - A 1971 film about the Brooklyn Dodgers

Furious Cinema - The Wizard ( 1974 ) starring Peter Boyle

Classic Film and TV Cafe - "Goldfinger" ( 1964 ) starring Cary Grant as James Bond

The Motion Pictures  -  Classic re-castings of six favorite post-1970 films - Part II

Nitrate Diva - A look at Louise Brooks in a 1940s film noir

Hamlette's Soliloquy - The Avengers re-cast for a super 1956 film.

We just jumbled everyone up into these days, but if you have a preference on when you would like to post, let us know. 

We are so pleased with the turnout so far and can't wait to read about all the fantastic film ideas everyone can conceive!

On the day of the blogathon keep a lookout for the "People's Choice Poll" on our sidebar. Here is where you can vote for your favorite Imaginary Film idea based on the entries we have received. 

Okay, that's all for now....bring out your movie-making machine, turn a knob here and there, add that extra special ingredient if need be, throw in some lightning, and a dash of discovery - play the mad scientist and create your dream film. But please, don't go overboard....what would the neighbors think?


  1. I think this is a terrific idea for a blogathon, and I'm quite excited to be a part of it.

    Thanks so much for organizing it.

    1. We're excited about it too, and thank you for joining in on the event!

  2. I'm absolutely doing the film noir Hamlet -- it's called "Murder Most Foul" and should have been made in 1943. I have most of it written already :-D So I'm nixing the Snow White adaptation, saving that idea for another time, okay?

    1. That's a-okay! We got that all fixed, thank you for letting us know and that Hamlet idea sounds absolutely delicious...can't wait to read about it!

    2. Would it be okay to sign up for one more at this late date? I've had a smashing idea for casting a 1956 version of The Avengers, and would love to do a post about it for this on Thursday.

    3. Fantastic! You sure can...are you referring to the superheroes The Avengers, or the crime-fighting duo ( Steed & Mrs. Peel )? Either way, a film should have been made about them in the 1950s. :-)

    4. Haha! I forget about the crime-fighting duo so often. I meant the superheroes. Take the script for the 2012 movie back 56 years and recast :-)

  3. Hi! I'd like to turn myself into a scfreenwriter / producer creating a 1934 naughty gangster film / musical. Let's see how it turns out.
    Le from Critica Retro.

    1. Oooh-la-la...good thing the Hayes code wasn't as strict then as they were in the coming decade. Sounds like fun!

  4. This was great fun!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Just one question - why is Scriblings' fine "Marlowe" write-up (Day 3) not available for voting?

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