Greetings everyone! Guess what time of year it is? That’s right! Christmas 2.0! Or, better known as the time of year where me and Mark start inviting our esteemed bloggers from around the world to participate once again in the Decades Blogathon, a 10(ish) day event in which we take a look at films from different decades.
Last year was the inaugural event and it went off without a hitch and was a lot of fun. So much so, we just had to do it again. For those who sent their wonderful entries last year, you already know the drill. But to get newcomers on board, it’s going to go a little something like this:
- Pick a film from any decade with the year ending in ‘6’ (given that it’s now 2016), and there’s no restrictions here. We’re not snobs . . . not really, anyway; we’ll gladly accept anything from 1906 all the way up to releases that have come out so far this year). Just remember the year must end in a ‘6.’
- The postings will go up on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’ll put up the entries that come in first and there will be one posted every day on this site and Three Rows Back, with each entry having a corresponding re-blog on the other site.
- The Decades Blogathon will be capped this year at 20 posts. As much as we would love to take 50 or 100 entries, that’d be a daunting task to take on so we are going to limit the entries to 20. We kindly ask participants to only send one piece in so we can maximize the number of contributors (Mark and I will also be included in that count. Our reviews will come at the end.)
- If you want to become involved, send an email to either myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark (email@example.com) with your suggestion. If no one else has already claimed that movie we’ll give you the green light and you can fire those entries right back to those same email addresses (or you can send them normally, that’d be preferable).
- Like last year, we’re aiming for mid-May to start posting entries. Please have your reviews/posts in by Thursday the 12th and no later than Friday the 13th. That gives us time to go over the posts and construct the posting schedule. If you need any extra time to enter, just send either Mark or myself an email and we’ll get you in any way we can!
ONE LAST THING: As to the availability of the titles, I will be putting up my thoughts on Spike Lee’s 2006 hostage thriller Inside Man, and Mark has gone full-DeNiro with his selection of the 1976 Scorsese classic Taxi Driver. Those are the only titles that are already claimed. Be sure to let us know if you’d like to talk about something and we’ll get this thing rolling! Thanks everyone!