Announcing The James Mason Blogathon

I’ve wanted to hold a blogathon celebrating James Mason for a while now. So I thought it was high time that I got on and put one together. He is a great favourite of mine, and as a fellow Brit, I am very proud of him for having been able to achieve international stardom.


James Mason in The Wicked Lady. Screenshot by me.

James Mason was one of the greatest classic era actors. He had one of the most distinctive and memorable voices in history. He was suave, brooding, intense and charming.

James Mason excelled at playing both villains and good guys. He was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, on the 15th of May, 1909. He would go on to enjoy a fifty year career in film and Television. He died in 1984.

For this blogathon you can write about any of James Mason’s films and TV performances. You can write about your favourite James Mason characters. You can write a tribute to him. You can write about his career as a whole. You can write about either his British or American film career. 

You can write more than one post if you would like to do so. I will allow two duplicates per screen title. Previously published articles and reviews are very welcome.

The blogathon will be held on the 5th and 6th of October, 2018. Please publish your entries on or before those dates. 

Let me know what you want to write about in the comments section below. Check the participation list below to see who is writing about what. Take one of the banners and put them somewhere on your site to help promote the event.

Participation List

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Three Favourite James Mason Performances

Caftan Woman: Five Fingers

Dubism: Odd Man Out

Realweegiemidgetreviews: Heaven Can Wait

Diary Of A Movie Maniac: Salem’s Lot

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: The Seventh Veil

Pale Writer2: The Wicked Lady

Wide Screen World: Heaven Can Wait

Poppity: Lolita

The Stop Button: Bigger Than Life

Silver Screenings: The Reckless Moment

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: North By Northwest

MovieRob: The Desert FoxThe Desert Rats

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: James Mason and Margaret Lockwood

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: The Story Of Three Loves

Critica Retro: Caught

Retro Movie Buff: Pandora And The Flying Dutchman

The Midnite Drive-In: The Boys From Brazil

Silver Scenes: Pandora And The Flying Dutchman

James Mason 3

James Mason 1


James Mason 2

54 thoughts on “Announcing The James Mason Blogathon

  1. Samantha Ellis

    Joining this is a no-brainer for me as I think James Mason is easily one of the most underrated actors ever! If it’s alright with you, I’d also like to tackle The Seventh Veil. Thank you!

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      1. Poppity

        I’m so glad, Maddy! It’s going to be a challenging article to write due to the controversy of the novel/film but I hope people will see that there is do much more to it than that. ☺
        I saw ‘Pandora and the Flying Dutchman’ a few months ago. It was amazing!!


  2. In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

    I’m so glad this is early October, because late October will be busy for me. I love James Mason. I know I may sound mad, but I have a crush on his voice. I could listen to him speak all night.

    I am tossing up between “North By Northwest” and “A Star Is Born”, but on this occasion, I’m going to go with “North By Northwest” (1959) Thanks.

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  3. Edirin Oputu

    Hello Maddy, may I write about ‘Pandora and the Flying Dutchman’ too, please? It’s one of my favourite James Mason films. Thank you!


  4. Phyl

    Last week I watched “The Story of Three Loves” (1953) and thought I’d like to write about Mason’s segment for this Blogathon. I noticed you have me down for a post on his films. That’s supposed to be for the Deborah Kerr Blogathon 😉 I was wondering why I never showed up on that post!

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  5. Constance Rose Metzinger

    Oooh, James Mason! Put me down for “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman”. I’d like to cover that because it’s a great pick for October, however, I would have liked to review Journey to the Center of the Earth which it looks like nobody is writing about. I think that was one of Mason’s most entertaining performances. – Constance ( Silver Scenes )


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