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Monday, March 2, 2015

The Big Blogathon About The Big Picture

You could do a great line-up with Cinemascope!  Roman soldiers everywhere!
(A scene from The Robe, the first movie released in Cinemascope)

It's March 13, the first day of the Cinemascope blogathon ... set aside some time March 13th through 16th to enjoy the bloggers who will be presenting their work on the best movies in Cinemascope as well as the process itself.

Bloggers:  Check your blog link below and let me know if there are any errors.

March 13th

How To Marry A Millionaire:  by www.margaretperry.org

The Long Hot Summer:  by www.thevintagecameo.com

The Innocents / The Lady and the Tramp:  by www.wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com

Gunmans Walk:  by www.caftanwoman.com

Love Me Or Leave Me:  by www.aurorasginjoint.com

Our Man Flint:  by www.widescreenworld.blogspot.com

The Great Locomotive Chase:  by www.silverscenesblog.blogspot.com

Ride the High Country: by http://thestopbutton.com/2015/03/13/ride-high-country-1962

March 14

Move Over Darling:  by www.flickchick1953.blogspot.com

Peyton Place:  by www.debravega.wordpress.com

Three Coins in the Fountain:  by www.movieclassics.wordpress.com

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness:  by www.portraitsbyjenni.wordpress.com

Retrospective of Cinemascope:  by Scenes from the Morgue:    www.scenesfromthemorgue.wordpress.com

A Bad Day at Black Rock:  by http://microbrewreviews.blogspot.com/

Cinerama!  by www.classicfilmtvcafe.com

Tammy and the Bachelor:  by www.phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com

March 15

My 10 Favorite Cinemascope Films: by www.allthingsKevyn.com

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: by www.moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com

Silk Stockings:  by www.criticaretro.blogspot.com

Snow White and the Three Stooges:  by forgottenfilmcast.wordpress.com

Daddy Long Legs:  by www.puregoldenclassics1951.blogspot.com

The Alligator People:  by www.lifebetweenframes.blogspot.com

Blood Alley:  by www.crystallkalyna.wordpress.com

There's No Business Like Show Business:  by www.girlsdofilm.wordpress.com

March 16

Seven Brides for Seven  Brothers:  by  www.jessycap.wordpress.com

Black Widow:  by www.stars-are-ageless.blogspot.com.au

House of  Bamboo / Lola Montez:  www.randompicturesblog.net

The Girl Can't Help It / Jailhouse Rock / Les Girls:  by www.secondsightcinema.com

The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit:  by http://silverscreenings.org/


  1. How about equal time for Vistavision Becks?

  2. Maybe you could write about the differences between the two.

  3. Paul, do you want to do that? Could be fun.....

  4. I was going to a long piece on Vistavison for The Lady Eves Vertigo month a few years ago, but life got in the way. I don't have my notes, but in a nutshell Vista was a complete system including different film, cameras, and sound and projection, where "Scope " was a lens system. Big Difference !

    1. Boy, life gets in the way with a bang, doesn't it Paul? It is a wonderful idea, no doubt. Hope you guys are well.........

  5. Another late addition: 'Tammy and the Bachelor' from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies:

  6. As much as I want to do two films I'll only be able to write about LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME, Becky. :( Too much going on. Sorry!

    Once Upon a Screen

    1. No problem, Aurora -- I'm just glad you are joining in and doing a wonderful movie like that!

  7. Hi Becky, I thought I was doing 3/13; is that okay?

  8. Hi Becky,

    Looking forward to this. Just checked and there's an error in the link for my blog - it should be www.movieclassics.wordpress.com, but one s is missing from classics when you click on it. Thank you!

  9. Another addition to the party: 'The Great Locomotive Chase' from Silver Scenes:

    1. Thanks Rich -- I need to do some editing with the above responses too, and I'll get that done tomorrow......

    2. Bloggers continue to sign up for this thing! It's unbelievable... Add two more to the list (no preference for dates):

      'Seven Brided for Seven Brothers' from My Name is Not a Typo:

      and 'Black Widow' from a brand new blog, The Stars are Ageless:

    3. And the beat goes on! Random Pictures is onboard with two: HOUSE OF BAMBOO and LOLA MONTES:

    4. Well, I guess we had better put on a 4th day! I will be updating the post and moving some of the newer ones to Monday the 16th! I guess your idea for Cinemascope as a subject was inspired, Rich!

  10. Attention all contributors: We have had such a wonderful response that we need to add another day, Monday the 16th. I have updated the list to accommodate this by putting newer bloggers on for Monday, and I had to move others as well. Please check this list again for your contribution date -- if anybody prefers another date, just let me know and I will be sure you get the day you want! I will also be posting this on the CMBA Facebook page...

  11. Hiya. You got me linked up to the wrong site. The review for Bad Day at Black Rock will be posted at here:


    Can't wait.

    1. It's fixed, Kelso ..... I know what you mean, I'm excited too!

  12. Like the Blogathon itself, my entry at the Morgue done exploded on me. So, I'll be posting ads over the whole weekend, starting with these:


    Enjoy! And thank you for hosting!

  13. Take a Gunman's Walk: http://www.caftanwoman.com/2015/03/the-cinemascope-blogathon-gunmans-walk.html

  14. Ride the High Country : http://thestopbutton.com/2015/03/13/ride-high-country-1962

    And yes, thanks for hosting!

  15. Andrew, I had put your link in as a shorter version, and it was sending me to an error page. I left a message about this at your response on Rich's blog as well. Turns out I had not used your longer link -- I fixed it and your link works fine. I'm sorry for the mix-up!

  16. Post is up: Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) - http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/2015/03/tammy-and-bachelor-1957.html

  17. My post is up, Three Coins in the Fountain (1954):


  18. Our post is up! Sorry about the delay...we didn't realize we were scheduled for the 13th. Thanks for hosting this event!


  19. My post is live!


    1. The blog is Moon in Gemini, btw.

  20. Hey Becky, secondsightcinema.com is live with The Girl Can't Help It, Jailhouse Rock, and Les Girls.


  21. Hey there,

    I see I've been moved to 3/16.... was scheduled to run today. Any chance of it going up today? I don't mean to mess with you... pls let me know, thanks Becky!

  22. The Innocents review https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/the-innocents/. my lady and tramp review will be done shortly.

  23. My post on Daddy Long Legs (1955) is live!! Thank you!


  24. My post on "Black Widow" is up! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this :)


  25. My post on "House of Bamboo" is up: http://randompicturesblog.net/2015/03/15/cinemascope-blogathon-house-of-bamboo-1955/

    Looking forward to reading the other posts. Thanks!

  26. https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/lady-and-the-tramp-2/ lady and tramp review. thanks for letting me take part in this outstanding event.

  27. Oh my gosh, I have to apologize! My comment thing to alert me on email when a comment is made is not working! I had no idea and that is why I haven't answered quite a few responses. I will check and make sure you are on the list right away. I'm so sorry, all you wonderful bloggers. Speaking of "Blogger", it really stinks sometimes!

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