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Movie Scientist Blogathon: Day 2 Recap – The Mad!

Another wonderful day of science! A good day to be mad. There are even some bonus good scientist!


Movies Silently explores the awesomely titled The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship

I Found It at the Movies highlights the mad Professor Foot who’s after the Beatles in Help!

Taking Up Room gives us monsters galore to accompany the mad scientist in House of Dracula

Boris Karloff is mad – in more ways than one – in The Man They Could not Hang, reviewed by Peyton’s Classics 

Reelweegiemidget Reviews writes about Jeff Goldblum in The Fly, who is good, mad, and lonely.

Ray Milland is The Man With X-Ray Eyes, reviewed by The Midnite Drive-In

John V’s Eclectic Avenue writes that Lugosi is good, but Karloff is mad in The Invisible Ray

Voyages Extraordinaires looks at one of the last films by Georges Melies, A la Conquête du Pôle (Conquest of the Poles)

Old Hollywood Films gives us the Biography of a Movie Monster: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Diary of a Movie Maniac discusses a “horror cooked rare” in Murders in the Rue Morgue

Noirish describes the sci-fi/horror/noir Indestructible Man

And an extra Good Scientist!Sat In Your Lap looks at the screwball comedy with a scientist in What’s Up Doc? 


Posted by on September 9, 2017 in Uncategorized


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Great Scott!! The “Movie Scientist Blogathon” is Back!

The “Movie Scientist Blogathon: The Good, the Mad, the Lonely” is back for 2017! I am so excited to be co-hosting this event with Ruth at Silver Screenings.

The blogathon is about movie scientists. The good scientists, the mad scientists, and the lonely scientists. The idea originated from a discussion between Ruth and myself about how scientists get into all sorts of trouble because they insist on working alone (like Dr. Frankenstein) instead of getting an outside opinion that might prevent careless mistakes or unfortunate occurrences. The blogathon is not, however, limited to only lonely scientists.

When – September 8-10, 2017

Each day is dedicated to a different subset of scientists.

Day 1 (8th) – The Good

Day 2 (9th) – The Mad

Day 3 (10th) – The Lonely

How – You can sign up by filling out the form below. If you want to do more than one topic, simply fill out a separate form for each topic. Be sure to choose which day your scientist or film fits in. If you have a scientists that could be put into more than one category, feel free to choose the day that works best for you.

On the evening of each day of the blogathon, Silver Screenings and I will put up a recap of the day’s posts. To send us your post, simply paste the link of your post to one of our comments sections or tweet it to us (I can be found at @_cwehner) and we will include it in the recap. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact either me or Ruth at Silver Screenings.

Rules – Because there are so many movie scientists to choose from, we are not allowing duplicate posts on any film. Once a film has been chosen by one blogger, it is no longer available, unless you would like to compare it to another film (like comparing the 1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with the 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). We are also not including television scientists in this blogathon, but there are no limits on what time period the film can be from, from the silent era to 2017.

To help us get the word out, please feel free to grab one of the banners at the bottom of this post, which I want to thank Ruth for creating!

Sign-Up Below

Movie Roster View Sheet – You can also click HERE to open the roster in another window.


Posted by on June 17, 2017 in Movies


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Movie Scientist Blogathon Day 2 Recap – The Mad

Yesterday, Good Scientists had their day in the sun – today the Mad Scientists come out from the shadows! And what a marvelous assemblage of Madness.

img_7665The Love Pirate draws lessons of both caution and hope in Tony Stark the Mad Scientist – Avengers: Age of Ultron

frakmust1Speakeasy shows how Frankenstein Must Die takes the Frankenstein story to its logical conclusion

pretorious-monsterWolffian Classic Movies Digest explores what makes The Bride of Frankenstein a “magical” film.

invisibleray2Caftan Woman shows how Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi can use science for either good or ill in The Invisible Ray.

Frankenstein-05Midnight Only writes about the “undiminished spark” of Frankenstein (1931).

hqdefaultCrítica Retrô gives us the great Lon Chaney in The Monster.

blood-of-dracula-xvCineMaven shows that when it comes to mad scientists, the men have nothing on the women in Blood of Dracula.

5449486772469760Movie Movie Blog Blog presents RE-ANIMATOR (1985) -A sci-fi movie with sparks of genius.

12Love Letters to Old Hollywood celebrates Young Frankenstein and Gene Wilder.

lionThe Hitless Wonder Movie Blog writes of the “dementedly glorious” Lionel Atwill in The Vampire Bat.

8e8b9-poisonBNoirDetour gives us a “devilish upper-class mad scientist” in Obsession (The Hidden Room).

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The Midnite Drive-In gives us brains galore in the double feature The Brain That Wouldn’t Die and The Madmen of Mandoras (1963) (aka. They Saved Hitler’s Brain)

maskCinematic Scribblings explores the issue of identity in The Face of Another.

metropolis_stillFilm Music Central writes about “Rotwang or, what mad scientists will do for love” in Metropolis.

dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde-1941-04-spencer-tracy-ingrid-bergmanFictionFan’s Book Reviews gives us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: a face-off between the 1931 film version, the 1941 film version, AND the novel.

Dr Strangelove 2Defiant Success presents Peter Sellers in the maddest of three roles in Dr. Strangelove.


Posted by on February 20, 2016 in Movies


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