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.”
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
“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
*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.