Sunday, April 6, 2014

Poetry in the Movies Blogathon!


For a while, I've been trying to come up with a good idea so I can host my very first blogathon. I'm still not sure I have, but hey I'm rolling with it. Unlike most normal folks, I'm an avid reader of poetry. Guess what? April is National Poetry Month. This being a movie blog and all, it gives me a chance to combine two of my favorite things and I'm asking you to join in on the fun.

The rules are simple:

1. Post a review of a movie that either has a poet as a major character, is inspired by/based on a poem, or uses poetry as an important part of the film.

- If the protagonist is a poet, at least make mention of that fact and some of his/her notable work.

- If the movie uses poetry in its narrative, include in your review whether or not it is effective within the film's structure.

2. Use one of the banners here and a link back to this post.

3. Post a comment below with a link to your review.


The deadline is April 27, 2014, not quite at the end of National Poetry Month, but close enough. I will then create a post with a link to each submission.


There are tons of movies that fit the criteria so I'm interested in seeing what you guys come up with. Thanks in advance!


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16 comments:

  1. Totally in for this. Hopefully no one takes my movie...

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  2. Hey all, made my first post...http://dellonmovies.blogspot.com/2014/04/poetry-in-movies-blogathon-louder-than.html

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  3. My first instinct was to do "Bright Star", the film about John Keats, which is one of my favorite movies. But I think I have talked that one to death on my site so I will pick something else. This is a great choice for someone to do though!

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    1. Thanks. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    2. This was my first thought too!!!

      I will try and get something up before the deadline for this :-)

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  4. Oh boy...

    http://twodollarcinema.blogspot.com/2014/04/is-imagination-now-felony.html

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  6. Well, here it is!
    http://afistfuloffilms.blogspot.com/2014/04/poetry-in-movies-blogathon.html

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    1. Thanks. Getting ready to check it out now!

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  7. Here's mine:
    http://classicblanca.blogspot.com/2014/04/poetry-in-movies-blogathon-before-night.html

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    1. Great! I'll be sure to check it out today. Thanks!

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  8. Here's mine buddy! Sorry it's a few hours late! http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2014/04/poetry-in-movies-blogathon-basketball.html

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    1. It's all good. Already updated the links post to include you.

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