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Announcing The World War One On Film Blogathon

This year is the centenary of the end of WW1. The horror and immense slaughter of the trenches has been the focus of many films and TV series over the years. I wanted to mark the real life anniversary of the end of this war by getting us all to write about the many depictions of WW1 found on screen. 

For this blogathon you can write about any feature film, TV film, TV episode, or documentary which focuses on WW1. Films, series and documentaries from any era are very welcome.

You can write about films or series set on the battlefield. You can write about films and series focusing on soldiers,sailors, pilots and medics. You can write about films and series focusing on soldiers coming home from the war and dealing with their injuries and shell shock. You can write about films and series taking place on the homefront during this time.

The blogathon will be held on the 10th and 11th of November, 2018. Please post your entries on either of those two days. You are very welcome to post your entries early too. I will accept two duplicate posts per screen title.

You can write more than one post if you want to. Previously published articles and reviews are welcome too.

Please check the participation list below to see who is writing about what. Please take the banner below and pop it on your site somewhere to help advertise the event.

Participation List

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Maddy’s Five Favourite WW1 Films

Lifesdailylessonsblog: Gallipoli

Realweegiemidgetreviews: My Boy Jack

Cinematic Scribblings: The Spy In Black and The Green Room

Down These Mean Streets: Waterloo Bridge(1940)

Movie Movie Blog Blog: Wings

Caftan Woman: Broken Lullaby

The Stop Button: The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp

Silver Screen Classics: Gallipoli

Dubism: Sergeant York and Paths Of Glory

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Au revoir la-haut

Silver Screenings: Shoulder Arms

Thoughts All Sorts: Der Rote Baron

Movierob: The Blue Max and The Fighting 69th

Wads Words: The Big Parade

Silent-ology:  Soldier Man

Sat In Your Lap:  Heroes For Sale

Pop Culture Reverie: Wonder Woman

18 Cinema Lane: Sgt Stubby: Lawrence Of Arabia

Back To Golden Days: All Quiet On The Western Front & The Dawn Patrol

Critica Retro: J’Accuse

Pleasant Street: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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85 thoughts on “Announcing The World War One On Film Blogathon”

  1. Could I write about two? One is Michael Powell’s The Spy in Black (1939). The other might be too much of a stretch — François Truffaut’s The Green Room (1978), which is set ten years after the war but focuses on a death-obsessed WWI veteran. If the latter film doesn’t work, I can just do the first one. Thanks!

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  2. Oh I see Gallipoli has been taken. As an Australian, I would have loved to have written on it, particularly as it was a focus of a Masters paper I wrote 20 years ago and I teach it every year in my history class. Is there any chance of it being covered by me as a duplicate? I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes but it’s hats to resist.

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  3. Since you are willing to take previously written pieces, the very first installment of “Sports Analogies Hidden In Classic Movies” was “Sergeant York”…if you’re interested…

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      1. Another possibility – I’ve also done Paths of Glory before, but I could do both as a “Director’s Cut” – with new material just for this blog-a-thon!

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  4. Hi there! I’m officially calling dibs on THE BIG PARADE, from 1925. This would be a re-link to an already-existing post.

    However – by November, my movie posts will be on a new blog, different than the one it’s on now (I’m in the middle of starting a movies-only blog, because the movie stuff has taken over my general-natterings blog); can we wait for you to link to the new site once that’s set up? (I can tell you it will be called “Movie Crash Course”, if you want to just add the title to the roster now.)

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    1. My apologies, but I thought Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero was already released on DVD. However, it looks like it won’t be available until September. This means I can’t review it for the Dog Day Blogathon, but I’ll still review the film for the World War One Blogathon.

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  5. Hi Maddy! I’m sorry to ask this just days before the blogathon, but may I switch my choice of movie to Lawrence of Arabia? The reason for my decision is because Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero has changed its DVD release date several times, with the newest date being December 11th.

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  6. Maddie: I, too, apologize for wanting to change my ‘thon entry. But you mentioned WINGS, which I recently saw for the first time, and I think that would make a better choice than my Laurel & Hardy comedy. Since no one has chosen WINGS for your blogathon, may I take it?

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  7. Hi Maddy. I put down for “Wings” but then I noticed that somebody else has claimed it, and I really don’t want to write a second duplicate post. At the moment I can’t think of anything else that I really want to write about, so I think I will bow out of the blogathon, as I have a lot on my plate anyway.

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  8. I procrastinated on this one way too long. Still haven’t watched the movie… 😦 And I understand it’s pretty damn good. But I have way too much on my plate for today and tomorrow to do it justice so I’ll postpone for another time. My apologies. I really hate doing that. Gotta get more focused in the future.

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