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The Dual Roles Blogathon: Day 1 Recap

I’m seeing double! In this case, it’s a positive thing. Thanks so much everyone for helping get Day 1 of the Dual Roles Blogathon off to a fantastic start. If you don’t see your post recapped today, don’t worry. We will make sure we include it in tomorrow’s recap.

804cd-peacock1Thoughts All Sorts gives us Cillian Murphy as Emma and John Skillpa in Peacock.  

cat-ballou-castPlain, Simple Tom Reviews presents Lee Marvin twice over in Cat Ballou.

hero_eb20080214reviews869514178ar1The Movie Rat shows the unique challenges facing a child actor in a dual role in The Spiderwick Chronicles.

sisters2Twenty Four Frames reviews Brian De Palma’s Sisters.

tomhardy-e1475255624587Realweegiemidget Reviews writes about Tom Hardy as the real-life gangster twins in Legend.

p-11MovieMovieBlogBlog gives us TWO films with multiple role playing: first with Buster Keaton in The Playhouse and next with Laurel and Hardy in Our Relations.

albumOnce Upon a Screen writes about A Double Dose of Elvis: Kissin Cousins.

9Love Letters to Old Hollywood writes about the dual roles Rock Hudson plays in both Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back.

paulsundayAnna, Look! explores the two roles of Paul Dano in There Will Be Blood.

deadringer1964bettedaviskarlmaldendvdrip01247417-26-22B Noir Detour writes about Bette Davis as twins in Dead Ringer.

vlcsnap-2016-09-20-23h23m01s751Cinematic Scribblings writes of the three roles Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni assay in Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

mulholland_drive_movie-207802Pop Culture Pundit explores how David Lynch uses dual roles in his film, Mulholland Drive.

image_cropSilent-ology gives us the comedic genius of Constance Talmadge in two roles in Her Sister From Paris.

the-life-and-death-of-colonel-blimp-1Cinema Cities writes about Deborah Kerr’s three roles in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.


Posted by on September 30, 2016 in Movies


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Announcing the “Dual Roles Blogathon: One Actor ~ Multiple Roles”

Dual Role BannersThere is something particularly riveting about watching a film where an actor plays more than one role. Ronald Colman in The Prisoner of Zenda, Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap, Michael J. Fox in the three Back to the Future films. Even Ginger Rogers in The Major and the Minor.

It is that combination of technical know-how, make-up, and the sheer skill of an individual actor that produces the peculiar exhilaration one can feel. Cinema is, after all, about role playing and the illusion of reality, an image of reality. What can typify this more than the concept of dual or multiple roles?

In that spirit, Ruth of Silver Screenings and I are so excited to announce the Dual Roles Blogathon: One Actor ~ Multiple Roles.

Time – Friday, Sept. 30th – Sunday, Oct. 2nd

Rules – Duplicate posts on the same film are most welcome (it seems fitting for a blogathon dedicated to duplication and multiplication). Any film from any time, from the silent era to the present, are welcome. We are not, however, including TV episodes.

Also, duplicate roles can include anything from one actor playing multiple roles to one character playing multiple roles. For example, Ginger Rogers in The Major and the Minor. She plays alternately: herself, a child, and her own mother.

To sign-up, simply fill out the form below. Then take a banner – found below – and help us promote the Dual Roles Blogathon! We’re so looking forward to reading everyone’s contributions! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Ruth at Silver Screenings.

The complete roster can also be seen, here.

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Posted by on July 20, 2016 in Movies


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