Please Join Us for the “Contrary to Popular Opinion” Blogathon!
This isn’t about plugging obscure movies or people, though heaven knows we’ve all got a few of those up our sleeves. And it’s not about quibbling over who or what deserved an Oscar, or complaining that a good film is nevertheless overexposed. Yes, we know, none of us ever needs to see another Casablanca coffee mug—but if you genuinely loathe the movie itself, then go to town!
So go ahead! Say Guy Madison never got the acting props he deserved. Or that Louise Brooks sets your teeth on edge. Praise Cimarron to the skies. Heckle Bambi. Give Kitten with a Whip the critical raves it’s been denied.
A few ground rules
What you need to do: Just tell us your movie, performer or director of choice.
Once your choice is accepted, grab a banner, create a link to this post out of it, and display it proudly on your site!
When you write your post, please include one of the banners at the top or the bottom, with a link to the blogathon post I’ll be putting up here at Sister Celluloid on January 16, which will be updated as entries pour in on January 17 and 18. And add this brief description: “This post is part of the Contrary to Popular Opinion Blogathon, where we set the consensus on its head by defending a maligned film, performer or director or toppling a beloved one!”
We will not be assigning days, so post your review on either day. Then, after you’ve posted, copy the URL into the comments section of the post I’ll be publishing on January 16, and I’ll put your link into the post. Easy!
Here’s the roster so far:
Sister Celluloid The Women (anti)
Movies Silently The Godless Girl (pro)
Critica Retro Marilyn Monroe (anti)
Girls Do Film Federico Fellini (anti)
Moon in Gemini Jezebel (anti)
Hitchcock’s World Desk Set (anti)
Silent-ology Pandora’s Box (anti)
The Movie Rat Song of the South (pro)
Now Voyaging Dr. Zhivago (anti)
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You Some Like It Hot (anti)
Movie Movie Blog Blog Monsieur Verdoux (anti)
Vienna’s Classic Hollywood The Train Robbers (pro)
The All Things Kevyn Entertainment Network Lawrence of Arabia (anti)
Silver Screenings The Postman Always Rings Twice (anti)
Writer’s Rest Arsenic and Old Lace (pro)
Classic Reel Girl The Band Wagon (anti)
Speakeasy Kiss Me Deadly (anti)
Caftan Woman Christmas in Connecticut (anti)
Mildred’s Fatburgers Best Foot Forward (pro)
MovieFanFare Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1941 (pro)
CJC Leach Gone With the Wind (anti)
Margaret Perry Doris Day (anti)
Second Sight Cinema Stella Dallas (anti)
Pettibloggery The Night They Raided Minsky’s (pro)