Friday, November 11, 2016

The Great Imaginary Film Blogathon Has Arrived!

Step into our tent and gaze into the crystal ball.....what you see before you will be the past that has never been. Fantastic film plots gathered from imagineers across America will magically take form in the eyes of your mind as you read their reviews of amazing movies that were never made. 

Welcome to the Great Imaginary Film Blogathon! 

Diana and I ( Connie ) are pleased to once again host this far-fetched event, giving bloggers a chance to play producer and concoct films that they wished had been made ( but never were )....and then review them. 

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 imagined the ideal movie adaptation of the story. Well, if you put your thoughts about that ideal film down on paper you'd have a Great Imaginary Film article. That's what this event is all about!

During the course of the next few days bloggers will be sharing with you, dear readers, their favorite films that have long existed only in their own imaginations. Be prepared for anything. Wallace Beery starring in A Streetcar Named Desire? It could happen here. Joan Crawford playing herself in Mommie Dearest? Ghastly to think of, but nothing is impossible. Freddie Bartholomew in the original 1938 version of Harry Potter? It's been conceived before!
If you just stumbled upon this blogathon today and thought of a jim-dandy movie idea you'd like to share with others, then have no fear, we'll be accepting submissions at anytime...down to the last stroke of midnight on November 13th ( Oh heck, we'll even accept entries after that date! )
Ready to read reviews about some imaginary films? Then look no further than below, where we have prepared a master list of participating blogs. 

Unfortunately, we don't have Professor Marvel's skill of telepathy, so if you represent one of these blogs and have your post ready for sharing, you'll have to drop your link in the comment box or send us an email so we could update the master list.  Enjoy!

MASTER LIST OF IMAGINARY FILM CREATORS



Edna May Oliver starred in three Withers mysteries during the 1930s, but did you know that Louise Fazenda and Agnes Moorehead also played the famous detective?


In this clever film noir from Quiggy, Robert Mitchum plays a private detective who must head to a circus to solve the murder of a bearded lady. 


Hamlette fantasizes the ideal cast of The Lord of the Rings, had it been made into an epic film in the 1960s. 


We all know that Shirley Temple was up for the part of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, but Movies Meet their Match tells us that she actually did star in the 1941 version!


Dan Day tells us all about this exciting imaginary Universal horror classic starring Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi.


Downton Abbey would have been an ideal 1940s film, and Old Hollywood Films' brilliant casting makes you wish it had been made. 


What if Agatha Christie's classic thriller had been made in 1956? Little Bits of Classics tells us how this film would have turned out. 


Michael Powell's Peeping Tom shocked audiences when it was first released, but that didn't stop Edward D. Wood from creating a sequel! 


Can you imagine that before Tomb Raider became such a popular franchise it was a 20th Century Fox adventure film starring the beautiful Vivien Leigh? We can!


Film noirs are making a comeback, and Robert Downey Jr.'s latest film may just snatch the Best Picture Oscar for 2017. 


Phyllis gives us an inside look at Elia Kazan's Conspiracy Theory, the original film, released fifty years before the popular Mel Gibson version. 


L.M Montgomery's classic novel "The Blue Castle" is about to be a 2016 film release, and it features Tom Hiddleston and Robert DeNiro!

A Person in the Dark 
The Lady Eve's Reel Life
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood

Want to read some more imaginary film reviews? Check out the original Great Imaginary Film Blogathon entries. 

22 comments:

  1. Hi, girls! Due to the latest events, we decided to split the #AtTheCircus blogathon. You signed in to write about The Greatest Show on Earth, but if the election results left you sad and unable to write you can write your piece later in November, on a date yet to be decided. If it is already ready to be posted, you still can send us a link right now.
    Kisses!
    Le

    P.S.: sorry to be unable to take part in this wonderful event of yours! Please host it again next year!

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    1. Thanks for the update, Le! And yes, we probably will be hosting it again next year, so we'll be glad to have you join in at that time.

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  2. Here's my post! http://dandayjr35.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-great-imaginary-film-blogathon-at.html

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  3. My post on Downton Abbey for Old Hollywood films is ready to go:

    http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/2016/11/what-if-downton-abbey-were-old.html

    Thanks for hosting

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! We're so glad you could join.

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  4. Here's the link to my post: http://www.filmnoirarchive.com/2016/11/12/the-twenty-year-death-2016/

    Thanks for hosting!

    - Danilo

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    1. Thanks Danilo! We'll get your link up in a jiffy.

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  5. I'm SOOOOOOOO glad you hosted this again! It's just the funnest -- I spent way more time on my post for this blogathon than I have on the last several combined, and had so much more fun with it, too! My post is up at last: "The Lord of the Rings" 1960s-style.

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    1. We're sooooo glad you could join us Hamlette! And we love your post. Great job!

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  6. Here it is! I'm still new to reviewing and things, if I need to put anything else in just let me know! It is The Wizard of Oz, if Shirley Temple was Dorothy.
    http://moviesmeetmatch.blogspot.com/2016/11/imaginary-review-later-wizard-of-oz-1941.html
    Thank you so much for hosting this!!!

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    1. Everything's honey-dory! Thank you for participating in our imagineering event and we hope you can join us for other blogathons in the near future!

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  7. I started out good, but I ran into writer's block towards the end. What comes from when I ad-lib it instead of plotting it out. Naybe it can be fixed up in the remake, but here it is, such as it is.

    http://midnitedrive-in.blogspot.com/2016/11/murder-is-not-funny.html

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    1. It's the ad-lib aspect of plotting that made most Hollywood films so special. Thanks for joining Quiggy!

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  8. Hi, here's my imaginary Orient Express! Hope you enjoy it! https://littlebitsofclassics.wordpress.com/2016/11/13/the-best-possible-all-star-cast-of-the-orient-express-back-in-1956/
    Thanks for hosting :)
    Domi (Little Bits of Classics)

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    1. GREAT topic! We'll have your link up in a jiffy!

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  9. Here's my post on the original "Conspiracy Theory"! Sorry it's so last minute. http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-great-imaginary-film-blogathon.html

    Thanks for hosting this again! I was disappointed when I discovered I had missed such an awesome Blogathon the first time :)

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  10. Hope I'm not late! Here's my review for the imaginary movie "The Blue Castle"

    https://willawa.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/movie-review-blue-castle.html

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    1. Your not late at all! We'll always extend a due-date for an elf. ;-) Thanks for joining in! LM Montgomery deserves to have more of her books made into films.

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    2. Ha!Yes, we elves are very special ;) Definitely agree! Anne of Green Gables is great, but there's so much more to LM Montgomery than that series.

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  11. Do not worry, Connie! We'll have the grand finale of the #AtTheCircus blogathon later this month and we'll let you know. Take your time with your blogathon and then you think about reviewing The Greatest Show on Earth.
    Kisses!

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