UPDATE: This event is currently running and the list of participants can be found here.
Look into my crystal ball....watch closely as beloved films of the golden age suddenly change before your very eyes, and sparkling new imaginary films rise before you. Poof!! With a wave of Madame Lasagna's hand and a generous sprinkling of pixie dust tossed into your face you'll be amazed at all the wondrous film plots you yourself will be creating.
Three years ago, Silver Scenes hosted its very first blogathon "The Great Imaginary Film Blogathon". It was a resounding success, and today we are pleased to announce the return of The Great Imaginary Film Blogathon!
This magical event is your opportunity to travel back in time and rewrite the films of yor....or speed ahead into the future and create an entirely new film.
Have you ever read a great book and wished it had been turned into a motion picture?
Have you ever seen a silent, or pre-code film, and wished it had been remade with just a little more "punch" added to it?
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 a film, loved it to death, but wished the main actor/actress had been someone different?
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 [ your favorite actor ] in the lead. Or wondered "What was William Castle thinking when he made Berserk? I could make a better film than that!" ( and you probably can ).
Well, here is your chance to play producer.....you pick the script, the stars, and the studio. Look into your crystal ball and conjure up an imaginary film and then review it for your readers. That's what The Great Imaginary Film Blogathon is all about.
Now you can review about all those wonderful movies that have existed only in your mind.....and anything you can conceive, you can share!
Still confused? Check out some of the entries from our last Imaginary Film Blogathon here on The Master List.
We can't wait to get started and see what scathingly brilliant pictures you see in your magic ball. But before you 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 November 11-13, 2016. 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 gaze into your crystal ball and conjure up an imaginary film.
Any questions? ...Then let the fun begin!
Look into your inbox this week for an invitation to the event, or sign-up by leaving your name and blog url address in the comment box below. ALL bloggers are welcome!
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