Lindsay’s Movie Musings and Comet Over Hollywood present the Breaking News: Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon!
When: September 21-22, 2013
What: Classic films are filled with stories featuring journalists and journalism. Being newspaperwomen ourselves, we wanted to feature the roving reporters of classic film.
How to participate: Pick a movie that focuses or includes journalists as characters or the journalism profession. We do want to keep this “classic film” period (pre-1960) but if you want to write about a film pre-1980s (All the President’s Men, Network etc.) that’s definitely up for grabs. The type of journalism doesn’t matter either: newspapers, television or radio!
Once you’ve picked your movie, shoot either Lindsay or Jessica comment with the header “Breaking News Blogathon” with your film or topic and blog address. We’ll compile a master list and assign everyone one of the two days.
During the blogathon, we’ll publicize your posts on our blogs and on Twitter. We’ll keep a growing master list up on our blogs leading up to the blogathon so you can see what films/topics have been taken, as it’s preferred that there are no repeating topics.
Banners for the even will be up soon.
We look forward to hosting and seeing what great topics everyone comes up with!
Comet Over Hollywood– Portrayal of Reporters in film
Lindsay’s Movie Musings– “Arise, My Love” (1940)
Jess in a Yellow Dress– “It Happened One Night” (1934)
Another Old Movie Blog– “30” (1959)
The Great Katharine Hepburn and the Golden Age of Hollywood– “Woman of the Year” (1942)
A Person in the Dark– “Picture Snatcher” (1933)
True Classics– “His Girl Friday” (1940)
The Joy and Agony of Movies– “All the President’s Men”
Stardust– “Philadelphia Story” (1940)
Critica Retro– “Ace in the Hole”
The Man on the Flying Trapeze– Comparing “Front Page” and “His Girl Friday”
Portraits by Jenni– “Headline Shooter”
Caftan Woman– “Five Star Final”
Famous Dames– “Sweet Smell of Success”
They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To – “Lonelyhearts”
Vienna’s Classic Hollywood – “Teacher’s Pet”
Movie Star Makeover– “The Great Race”
Movie Classics– “I Cover the Waterfront”
Tales of the Easily Distracted– “Shattered Glass”
Carole & Co. – “Nothing Sacred”
I Started Late and Forgot the Dog– “Crime of Passion”
Silver Screenings– “The Trial of John Peter Zenger”
Movies, Silently– “The Power of the Press” (1928)
Immortal Ephemera– Clear all the Wires (1933)
The Movie Rat– Doctor X (1932)
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear– Deadline-USA
The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog– Mysterious Mr. Wong
Widescreen World– Each Dawn I Die
Girl with the White Parasol– Scandal Sheet
Silver Scenes – “Libeled Lady”
Once upon a screen– Christmas in Connecticut
Pre-Code– Platinum Blonde (1931)
The Hollywood Revue– Journalists in pre-code films
Girls Do Film– Sex and the Single Girl
Family Friendly Reviews– Citizen Kane
Nitrate Diva– Love on the Run
Destroy All Fanboys– Akira Kurosawa’s Scandal (1950)
Cinamalacrum– The Naked City (1948)
The Movie Rat– Doctor X (1932)
Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence – “30 Day Princess/Wedding Present”
Kevin Carr – Roman Holiday