Saturday, October 14, 2017
Announcing the Inspirational Heroes Blogathon
I was listening a few days ago and the song "Holding Out For a a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler came on the radio. As I listened to it, I realized that the song could have fit into dozens of movies at crucial points in said movies. (It was actually a part of the movie "Footloose"). My first thought was that it would have fit in the movie "Rocky", the scene where he is jogging in downtown Philly.
Inspiration came to me. A new blogathon. I got in touch with my friend Hamlette and discussed the potential of the idea. We agreed that it was an interesting blogathon idea and she came on board to help host it. So....
What movies make you want to stand up and cheer? It could be a downtrodden everyman who overcomes the odds. It could be a man (or woman) who challenges the prevailing ethos and champions right over wrong. It could even be a idealistic "Joe Blow" who got inadvertently bit by a radioactive spider and uses his new found abilities to fight crime and injustice.
The object here is to delve into heroes who inspire you. And there is no limit here. Inspiration is a unique thing that is subjective. If it inspires you, it inspires you, and no one can argue with your personal feelings. So pick a movie that inspires you and write about it.
If you need spark to your inspiration here is a list of movies you can use, but you are definitely not limited to just these.
1. We would prefer a variety of movies. As such, we would like you to limit multiple choices for the same movie, so only one person per movie. However, if one person chooses a movie, that does not mean another couldn't choose an actor in said movie and write about him or her.
2. Please choose one of the banners below for your blog. Hamlette worked made them and it would be a shame to see them go to waste.
3. The blogathon runs from Dec 29th to Jan 1st. But since this is a holiday and you might have other plans, early submissions are copacetic. Just be aware that they won't be linked until the blogathon actually starts.
4. Have fun.
The Inspirational List:
The Midnite Drive-In: Rocky (1976) and Hoosiers (1986)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: Apollo 13 (1995)
Angelman's Place: It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Caftan Woman: Torchy Blane
Cinematic Scribblings: The Ascent (1977)
Coffee, Classics and Craziness: Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Crítica Retrô: Boys Town (1938)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: (A guest post by Jessica Prescott) Stand by Me (1986)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: His Girl Friday (1940)
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Meanwhile, in Rivendell: Secretariat (2010) and Meagan Leavey (2017)
Movies Meet Their Match: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Movie Movie Blog Blog: Rocky Balboa (2006)
Once Upon a Screen: 12 Angry Men (1957)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Blade Runner (1982)
Sat in Your Lap: Sergeant York (1941)
Silver Screen Classics: Meet John Doe (1941)
Silver Screenings: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Story and You: Good Will Hunting (1997)
The Story Enthusiast: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
The Wonderful World of Cinema Mr Deeds Goes to Town (1936)