And we're off! Already some intrepid ladies and gentlemen have sallied forth with posts to kick off our "British Empire in Film" blogathon. Jolly good work, I say, wot?
Here's a quick round-up of the tasty Brit pics we've got lined up thus far:
Over at A Person in the Dark, Flickchick has a great look at the early talkie, The Letter (1929), starring ill-fated silent screen siren, Jeanne Eagels, (coincidentally, the first person to receive a posthumous Oscar nomination, for her work in this film).
And at Sometimes they go to Eleven, Giles serves up some fascinating historical detail in his erudite review of Satyajit Ray's The Chess Players (1977).
A Finnish blogger who goes by the nom de plume, "Graduated Cylinder," offers up an image-tastic look at the 1966 epic Khartoum, over at his fun site, Shameless Pile of Stuff. (There's a nice potted history of Sudan included as well.)
Caftan Woman has a typically excellent write-up on the Randolph Scott version of The Last of the Mohicans (1936) over at her blog.
And from across the pond in Ol' Blighty itself, Jerry Entract chimes in with a fine guest piece on Zoltan Korda's The Drum (1938). (We're proud to host Jerry's review here at The Stalking Moon.)
Please do us a favor and head over to the above sites to see what these fine folks have to say about these flicks, and don't be afraid to leave some comments, if so inclined. Thanks again to the above writers for joining Clayton and I on this first day of our inaugural blogathon!
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Blogs of Note
Stuart Galbraith IV's World Cinema Paradise
Movie Morlocks (TCM's Classic Movie Blog)
50 Westerns from the 50s
Riding the High Country
Tipping My Fedora
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
Laura's Miscellaneous Musings
Classic TV and Film Cafe
Just a Cineast
She Blogged By Night
Chess, Comics, Crosswords, Books, Music, Cinema
Out of the Past -
A Classic Film Blog
Pretty Sinister Books
They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To
In So Many Words...
Greenbriar Picture Shows
My Love of Old Hollywood
Tales of the Easily Distracted
Another Old Movie Blog
Lasso the Movies
Kevin's Movie Corner
Films From Beyond the Time Barrier
Carole & Co.
Rupert Pupkin Speaks
Vienna's Classic Hollywood
The Lady Eve's Reel Life
ClassicBecky's Brain Food
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