Update: The 2020 Classic Literature On Film Blogathon

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A huge thank you for the great support so far and have been humbled and excited by the fantastic response! Obviously, it’s still some time away but as far more experienced hosts know, it’s important to be organised and get ahead.

Please don’t forget to share on your own social media, as the more participants the merrier! If there is a fellow blogger you think would enjoy taking part, please let them know. 

Below are the current topic choices and again a warm thanks to the participants! 

Pride And Prejudice (1940) – Old Hollywood Films

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945) – Maddy Loves Her Classic Films

Sherlock Holmes And The Scarlett Claw (1944) – Pale Writer

Little Women (1994) and (2019) – Pale Writer

Nickolas Nickleby (1947) – Caftan Woman

Oliver Twist (1948) –Caftan Woman

Scarlet Street (1945) – Down These Mean Streets

Crimes At The Dark House (1940) – The Old Hollywood Garden

All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) – Overture Books And Films

Lord Of The Flies (1963) – Cinematic Catharsis

The Wrong Box (1966) – Realweegiemidget Reviews

Great Expectations (1947) – The Poppity

Oliver Twist (1948) – The Poppity

Camille (1921) – His Fame Still Lives

Anna Karenina (1935) and (1948) – Robert Short

Ben Hur – Taking Up Room

The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945) – Silver Screenings

Wuthering Heights (1939) – Silver Screen Classics

Jane Eyre (1943) –  Thoughts All Sorts

Moby Dick (1956) – Dubism

The Ministry Of Fear (1944) – The Wonderful World Of Cinema

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) – 18 Cinema Lane

War Of The Worlds – Midnite Drive-In

The House Of The Seven Gables (1940) – Films From Beyond The Time Barrier

Hans Christian Andersen (1952) – The Classic Movie Muse

The Prince And The Pauper –Backstory: New Looks At Classic Film

Wilkie Collins and his underrepresentation in classic film – Hollywood Genes

In Cold Blood – Are You Thrilled

My Cousin Rachel – Cary Grant Won’t Eat You

Cyrano De Bergerac (1950) –  Pure Entertainment Preservation Society

Greystoke (1984) –Diary Of A Movie Maniac 

Rebbeca (1940) – Stars And Letters

The Count of Monte Cristo (1975), Dracula (1931) and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949) – MovieRob

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) – MovieMovieBlogBlog

Some wonderful writers are taking part and I trust that you are excited as I am to see some of the great chosen topics. Please check the list carefully and hopefully it will inspire your own choices, as well as give you some ideas on what to do. (The list will be regularly updated as well).

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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28 thoughts on “Update: The 2020 Classic Literature On Film Blogathon

  1. Hi Paul, I haven’t participated in a blogathon in awhile, and this one looks very intriguing with some interesting and varied selections. If there’s room for one more, I’d like to write about The House of the Seven Gables (1940). I’m at Films From Beyond the Time Barrier, https://www.filmsfrombeyond.com/ Cheers!

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  2. Dear Paul,

    Congratulations on hosting your first blogathon! This is a great topic. Good luck! I know it will be very successful. I would like to join with an article about “Cyrano de Bergerac” from 1950. Is that appropriate?

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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  3. Paul, I was wondering if I could change my topic from Dragonwyck to Scarlet Street. I know, I know, that classic literature thing is a bit of a stretch here though the movie, just like the 1931 French version, is based on a book by Georges de La Fouchardière.

    If you don’t accept it, that’s fine too. 🙂 Your call.

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    1. Hi Margot! I’m happy to change it especially if you feel particularly enthusiastic about Scarlet Street and I’m sure you’re justification for the novel would convince readers regarding the blogathon. Actually it’s closer than I thought! One month away! I love Scarlet Street so definitely looking forward to it. Will make the necessary changes to the roster!


  4. Dear Paul,

    The blogathon looks great so far! Congratulations! I know that today is the last day of the blogathon, but is it too late to change my topic? I started watching “Cyrano de Bergerac” last night, but I just wasn’t in the mood, so I stopped it after five minutes. However, I still want to participate in your blogathon, since it’s a great subject. Would it be alright if I wrote an overview of how the Code influenced movies based on classic literature?

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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