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Announcing The Second Annual Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon

Last year I held an Alfred Hitchcock blogathon, it was a huge success and featured so many terrific Hitchcock related reviews and articles.The event ran for three days and you can read day 1 entries here, day 2 entries here, and day 3 entries here.

I have decided to run this blogathon again this year. I do hope that you can all join me in celebrating Alfred Hitchcock’s films. You can write about any of Hitchcock’s films. You can write about his TV series. You can write about Hitchcock himself, or about the actors and characters featured in his films and series.

You can write more than one entry if you wish to do so. I will accept two duplicates per film title. Previously published reviews and articles are more than welcome.

The blogathon will be held for two days on the 6th and 7th of July, 2018. 

Just let me know what you would like to write about in the comments section below.Check the participation list to see who is writing about what. Take one of the banners from below and pop it on your site somewhere to help promote the event. Have fun writing!

Participation List

Maddylovesherclassicfilms: Rebecca and Vertigo

Silver Screen Classics: The 39 Steps

Down These Mean Streets: Notorious

The Humpo Show: Saboteur

Sat In Your Lap: The Wrong Man

Caftan Woman: Stage Fright

Wolffian Classics Movies Digest: Rear Window

Sparks From A Combustible Mind: The Trouble With Harry

Cracked Rear Viewer: Dial M For Murder

Realweegiemidgetreviews: Four O’Clock(episode of the TV series Suspicion)

dbmoviesblog: The Birds

Bonnywood Manor: Topaz

Vinnieh: Shadow Of A Doubt

Films On The Box: The Skin Game

Silver Screenings: Rope

Poppity: Marnie and North By Northwest

Retro Movie Buff: Foreign Correspondent 

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Lifeboat

The Stop Button: Young And Innocent

Taking Up Room: Blackmail and The Man Who Knew Too Much(1934)

The Midnite Drive-In: Psycho and Hitchcock(biopic of Hitch starring Anthony Hopkins)

Cinema Essentials: Dial M For Murder

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Mr. and Mrs. Smith and North By Northwest

Cary Grant Won’t Eat You: Torn Curtain

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Rebecca

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David Lean 1I am also hosting another blogathon celebrating the film director David Lean. I’d love you to take part in that too. You can learn more and sign up here. 

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91 thoughts on “Announcing The Second Annual Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon”

  1. I’d like to review “The Trouble with Harry”. Of Hitchcock’s vast body of work, “Rear Window” is still perhaps my favorite, but as Wolffian got it first, I won’t copy. I found “Harry” to be hilarious, and will watch it again, just to make sure the plot is fresh in my mind. Thanks Maddy!! I LOVE Hitchcock and am glad to see another blog-a-thon featuring him. 😀

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  2. Hi, Maddy. If you don’t mind, let’s twist things up a bit. How about, once most folks have signed up and you have things sorted, you pick one out for me and I will happily run with it? I’m assuming this means I will end up with one of the lesser-known films, and I really like a challenge. Interested?

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  3. Hi Maddy – I’m going to try and blog more and think Alfred Hitchcock would be the perfect entry point. I would like to dig a little deeper into the past and will go for 1931’s THE SKIN GAME, an almost forgotten entry that deserves a bit of a retrospective.

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      1. It’s certainly a long way down the list of must-see Hitchcock films, but I think it’s more interesting than it’s been given credit for, and there are definitely Hitch flourishes that are worth noting.

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  4. Hello! I would love to write about ‘Marnie’! If no one takes ‘North by Northwest’, I would be happy to submit an article that I wrote for the AFI 100 Greatest Films list. 😀

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      1. I actually didn’t know that he had made two version of that film. I’m only familiar with the James Stewart/Doris Day one from 1956. 🙂

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  5. Dear Maddy,

    I would like to participate in this blogathon by writing about “Rebecca.” I see that you are already writing about it, but I would also, if I may. This is a great topic!

    By the way, I would like to invite you to join an event I am hosting on my website, #CleanMovieMonth: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/july-is-cleanmoviemonth. Starting on July 1st, it’s a month long celebration of Code films and clean entertainment. All you have to do is watch movies from the greater Breen Era exclusively. Then, in the beginning of August, you can write an article about your thoughts on the experiment. It shouldn’t be hard for you, since I know how much you love old movies. Even if you think you’ll be too busy to write any articles for this event, I would be very grateful if you would read my announcement and consider reposting it on your website. Your articles get so much more traffic than mine do, and I could really use the publicity.

    I hope you would agree to participate. I would be honored by your talent.

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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    1. Hi Tiffany. Thanks for joining, I’ll add you to the list. Thank you for the invitation but I’m afraid I’m going to have decline. I am so busy at the moment at work and with other things, and I will be so for the next few months. As well as that, I have also already committed to a few other blogathons being held in July and August, and I highly doubt I will have time to fit another in. If anything changes and I do get some time though, I will think of a topic and let you know.

      I will be happy to repost your announcement article on my blog after my Hitchcock blogathon has finished at the weekend. I wish you the best of luck with your event.

      Have you and your sister considered applying to join the Classic Movie Blog Association? I joined last year. It is a group of bloggers who only write about classic era films and stars etc. I think you and your site would be a wonderful addition to the group. Here is the link for you to find more info and contact details. Joining the site could also help gain you some more followers and a wider audience.

      http://clamba.blogspot.com/2009/10/classic-movie-blog-association-cmba.html.

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      1. Dear Maddy,

        I look forward to participating in your blogathon. I understand about being busy. Thank you for agreeing to republish my announcement! I appreciate it.

        Thank you for the suggestion of joining the Classic Movie Blog Association. As a matter of fact, I have asked to join about three times, but I have never received any response. Since you are a member, I wonder if you could mention my membership to the administrators. I would really like to be a member, but for some reason my applications are not being received.

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan

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    1. Excellent reviews on both films, Quiggy. I hadn’t been told of the two twists in Psycho when I first saw it, so when the shower scene and the mother reveal arrived I was so shocked and just sat there stunned. It still shocks me whenever I watch it now, even though I know full well what happens.

      Hitchcock was a good film and it was fun seeing the making of this classic in that film. Anthony Hopkins is good as Hitch(and the make-up is incredible). I thought Toby Jones was good as Hitchcock too in The Girl, which is about the making of The Birds.

      Thanks so much for joining. Sorry I can’t leave a comment on your site! I am finding I can comment on blogs that have name and URL options available.

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  6. I just watched my first Hitchcock movie on Sunday (The Man Who Knew Too Much) and I loved it! But, since I only have seen the one, I won’t participate this year. Maybe if you do it next year. 🙂

    But, I will enjoy reading the entries! 😀

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