the SPIELBERG BLOGATHON

For many, August signals the ending of summer. One of the fun ways this August celebrates summer is via sharks, sharks and more sharks. Sharknadoes came back with a sequel vengeance when “Sharknado 2” aired on SyFy channel recently and became a national, albeit majorly campy, phenomena. August 10th, Discovery Channel returns in it’s 27th season of the very popular “Shark Week” and “JAWS Week” just completed it’s swim on AMC Channel. With all this shark action on the little screen, one can’t help but consider how much Steven Spielberg kicked off a firestorm and created a national fascination due to his film JAWS (1975).

Not his first film and hardly his last, mega hit JAWS (1975) was just the beginning for Spielberg. Taking on everything from aliens, adventure-seeking archeologists, battlefields in WW2 to the Holocaust, director/producer/writer Steven Spielberg has become an American institution via the silver screen. According to imbd he has directed over 52 films and produced over 144 and continues his constant pace today. A prolific filmmaker to be certain. But more importantly, so many of his films became part of our American experience- thanks to his signature style of weaving in very heartfelt and little “real” moments into every film. With so many wonderful Spielberg offerings, why not bid adieu to summer with a SPIELBERG BLOGATHON?

So Michael of IT RAINS… YOU GET WET aka @le0pard13, Aurora of CITIZEN SCREENINGS aka @citizenscreen and I, Kellee of OUTSPOKEN & FRECKLED aka @IrishJayhawk66, are paying homage to this beloved master of cinema with a blockbuster blogathon to end the summer with a BANG!

Here’s how it works:

For any folks who wish to submit one or more blog posts dedicated to Steven Spielberg’s career (film/TV/directing/producing/writing, etc.) particular work or life, simply contact one of us hosts…

Kellee of OUTSPOKEN & FRECKLED ~ twitter @IrishJayhawk66 ~ prattkellee @ gmail [dot] com

Michael of IT RAINS… YOU GET WET ~ twitter @le0pard13

Aurora of CITIZEN SCREENINGS ~ twitter @CitizenScreen

We kindly ask that you do the following:

-leave us a blog comment or tweet us with your Spielberg topic

-provide us with your blog name & url, twitter handle if you have one plus contact info

-let us know when your entry is published (hopefully prior to 8/23-24) so we can promote it

-please post only new content- readers’ greatly appreciate fresh posts! (recycling old material is better for consumer goods)

-include one of the provided banners (see below) and the following statement…

“This post is part of the SPIELBERG BLOGATHON hosted by Outspoken & Freckled, It Rains… You Get Wet, and Citizen Screenings taking place August 23-24. Please visit these host blogs for a full list of participating blogs.”

[Hashtag #SpielbergBlogathon]

BANNERS:

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PARTICIPATING BLOGS:

JAWS (1975) ~ Outspoken & Freckled

INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK ~ Citizen Screenings

“Amazing Stories” THE MISSION, tv episode (11/1985) ~ It Rains… You Get Wet

“Night Gallery” EYES, tv episode (1969) ~  It Rains… You Get Wet

MINORITY REPORT (2002)/ THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011) ~ Movie Rob

DUEL (1971)~ Blog of the Darned

“Columbo” MURDER BY THE BOO, tv episode ~ Twenty Four Frames

JAWS (1975) ~ Prowler Needs A Jump 

MUNICH (2005) ~ The Joy and Agony of Movies

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) ~ Screenkicker!

AMISTAD (1997) ~ Seetimaar- Diary of a Movie Lover

EMPIRE OF THE SUN ~ Critica Retro

WHY WE NEED INDIANA JONES 5- WITH OR WITHOUT HARRISON FORD ~ From Director Steven Spielberg

COMPARISON OF SPIELBERG’S SCI-FI FILMS ~ Cindy Bruchman.com

SUGARLAND EXPRESS ~ The Soul of the Plot

JURASSIC PARK ~ Citizen Screenings

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK ~ Rob Medaska, guest author on Citizen Screenings

SPIELBERG’S ACTORS ~ Kirkham A Movie A Day


keepsake
“Before I go off and direct a movie I always look at 4 films. They tend to be “SEVEN SAMURAI” (1954), LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962), IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946), and THE SEARCHERS (1956).” … Steven Spielberg

photo*As a special treat, we are giving away a fun gift… a JAWS 2014 Hallmark keepsake ornament ~ with the unforgettable John Williams theme sound effects!  All participating bloggers will be automatically entered into the drawing. Sadly, only people living in the domestic United States are qualified to win(apologies to our friends living in Hawaii, Alaska or outside of the U.S. ) Winner will be randomly selected, announced following the blogathon event, then contacted to so we can ship directly.

HAPPY  BLOGGING!

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Comments

  1. sounds cool, can I choose a few of his movies and review them? or do you prefer other kind of posts?

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    • if we can do reviews, I’d love to review adventures of Tintin and minority report.
      Tnx

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      • By all means! Shall I put you down for these as 2 entries or did you wish yo submit this as one post? Please remind me of your blog title, blog URL and twitter handle so I can promote you when time comes. You can leave that info here or reach me directly at prattkellee@gmail.com Thanks again Rob!

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      • Kellee,

        would you prefer I take just one movie? I’m good either way, don’t wanna take away from someone else. I didn’t plan on linking the two movies, so if it’s two, it’ll be two separate reviews.

        I’ll email you my info a bit later.

        Tnx

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  2. Since my first choice Minority Report is being covered, I’ll go with my second choice, Duel.

    Thanks,

    Chris
    Blog of the Darned

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  3. Hey, i’d like to take part and do Last Crusade. Would that be ok?

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    • You betcha, Mikey! I’ll put you down for The Last Crusade. Definitely one of my favorites because of the humorous father-and-son chemistry between Sean Connery and Harrison Ford. Can’t wait to read your take on it!

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  4. Hi. I’d like to do MUNICH, if that’s okay.

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  5. Sounds like a great idea! Looking forward to reading all of the posts!

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  6. May I please join? I’d like to write about HOOK (1991), my favorite Robin Williams movie.

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  7. Reblogged this on and commented:
    check out The Spielberg blogathon that will be going on in October. Perhaps some of you guys might be interested in joining in

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  8. Very excited about this! I’m working on a post on Spielberg’s ability to adapt a great idea into an amazing movie, using Jaws, Jurassic Park, and The Lost World as examples.

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  9. Hi Kellee, I’ve mentioned it to Michael already but I’ll be doing a top 10 post of my fave Spielberg films. I’m still working on it now, so it should be up sometime this Saturday. What a great idea for a blogathon! 😀

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