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Reminder: The Agatha Christie Blogathon is coming up next week!

AgathaChristieJust a reminder that next week the Agatha Christie Blogathon begins: Friday the 16th through Sunday the 18th! Domi from Little Bits of Classics and I are really looking forward to reading everyone’s entries.

There is still plenty of time to sign up if you want to participate. We are celebrating all things related to Agatha Christie – her novels, her life, her characters. More information can be found on the original announcement, here.

So please join us in celebration of Agatha Christie’s 126th birthday (September 15th). May her reign as the Queen of Crime continue! 🙂

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2016 in Books, Movies

 

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Announcing the “Characters in Costume Blogfest: Fiction and Film”

bride-6“Appearance, Accuracy, Description, Makeup, Casting, Costumes & More.”

It all started with corsets. My friend Andrea – of Into the Writer Lea – and I were discussing how films frequently get undergarments wrong and it planted a seed in our minds that grew into the Characters in Costume Blogfest, devoted to all things related to a character’s appearance, whether on film or in fiction.

How is a character described in a story? Does the actor cast in the film match your image of the character in the story? Who is responsible for the makeup of Frankenstein in 1931? How has the appearance of Frankenstein changed throughout film history? What is the history of Captain America’s uniform? How does an author convey what a character looks like? Who designed the gowns for Gone With the Wind? Are those costumes in Pride and Prejudice really accurate?

These are the sorts of questions we seek to consider. We’re quite excited and hope to encompass a wide range of topics, from cinema to literature.

Date

October 28th, 29th, and 30th of 2016

About

To participate, simply fill out the sign-up sheet below. On the day of the blogfest, you can post the links to your article via the comments section of either of our blogs or via twitter (@_cwehner or @AndreaWriterlea). At the end of each day of the blogfest, we will publish a recap of all the day’s posts.

Duplicate topics are most welcome and topics can be drawn from movies, short stories, TV shows and novels. We are looking at fictional characters, but also the people who created the fictional characters or their appearance (like authors or costume designers).

Please feel free to use any of the posters found below. We look forward to seeing you all in October!

 

The complete roster of participants can be viewed, here.

 

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Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Books, Movies

 

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Sorry for the Absence of Posts!

I’ve suddenly become really busy in the past few weeks and feel a bit guilty about the sharp drop off of posts. It’s not for lack of things to write about. I’ve planned a post about Frank Capra, big band music, the 1968 The Planet of the Apes, and Citizen Kane. I just haven’t had time to write them. I think they’re going to trickle out a bit slowly. Come early September, instead of the three posts a week I used to write, I’m going to write two…but they should at least be regularly released.

I just wanted everyone to know that although my posts may be a bit spotty in the next few weeks, I am not abandoning writing!

In lieu of real posts, I thought I would share this video. It is from Down Argentine Way with the Nicholas Brothers, who seemed to combine in the most perfect way class with acrobatics and tap dancing.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2016 in Movies

 

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