The 2021 Classic Literature On Film Blogathon Is Here – Day One

Hello everyone and I’m excited that the 2021 Classic Literature On Film Blogathon has begun. I hope you are also looking forward to reading some fantastic articles as well as be inspired to watch the films we haven’t and or revisit those we have with a new and different perspective.

Here are some of our entries. (I’ve cheated a little and will include my most recent article)

It’s just the start and more articles will be added over the next three days.

The Invisible Man (1933)Once Upon A Screen

The Canterbury Tales: The Wife Of Bath – Episode Two(2003) RealWeegieMidget Reviews

The Evil Within Us: A Study Of Three Versions Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde – Robert Short

Master Of The World (1961)Films From Beyond The Time Barrier

The Personal History Of David Copperfield (2019)Movie Rob

The Three Musketeers (1973) Movie Rob

They Came To Cordura (1959) Movie Rob

The Grapes Of WrathSilver Screen Classics

Becky Sharp (1935)Top 10 Film Lists

Paul Batters teaches secondary school History in the Illawarra region and also lectures at the University Of Wollongong. In a previous life, he was involved in community radio and independent publications. Looking to a career in writing, Paul also has a passion for film history.

29 thoughts on “The 2021 Classic Literature On Film Blogathon Is Here – Day One

    1. Not sure if my comments were posted on your page so I’ll share them here:

      How can anyone not love The Wind In The Willows? I’ve seen a number of versions over the years and on the whole they capture the beauty of the book and not losing the integrity of the wonderful characters.

      It can be tough to revisit such classics on screen because it can affect how we remember those loved stories through the lens of childhood. Thankfully I’ve never faced that disappointment with The Wind In The Willows!

      Thank you so much for taking part and supporting the blogathon!


    1. Not sure if my comment got through – there always seems to be a problem for me posting comments on some blogs:

      Don’t we need cheerfulness more than ever? In the world we have at the moment, cheerfulness is at a premium. I’ve never seen the Pickford version and remember the Hayley Mills version as a kid. I think you draw a fascinating key theme that transcends the saccharine if we look deep enough and truly appreciate the key character. I never saw beyond the saccharine element of Pollyanna, not being able to see the key theme you discuss eloquently; especially as a kid. But this is why I love blogathons as you always get to learn something and discover new perspectives and possibilities. Which means I need to watch these versions of Pollyanna!

      Thank you so much for taking part with such an outstanding article and supporting the blogathon!

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      1. Thanks for reposting your comment… The original one didn’t show up for some reason. Sorry about that.

        Thanks also for your kind words. The Hayley Mills version of Pollyanna was the first one I saw, and I was so moved I was reaching for the tissue by the time it was done.

        Finally, thank you for organizing/hosting this blogathon. Will it make an appearance next year (hint hint)?

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    1. Not sure if my comments were posted on your blog so I’ve added them here:

      I love the 1948 version and have written on it as a ‘comfort film’ simply because it’s an MGM film made with all the production values of the classic MGM studio era. You write beautifully about what makes the film so much fun: the cast is strong, the action is great and the settings and colour are superb and add to the whole aesthetic of a beautiful film to watch. Lana Turner’s first colour film too! And I love how excerpts from it turn up in Singing’ In The Rain.

      Thanks so much for taking part in and supporting the Blogathon! I’m so glad you picked one of my favourite novels to focus on – with a wonderful film to write about.

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      1. Thank you for reading my review! As I said in my post, I might read ‘The Three Musketeers’. I also haven’t seen ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, as I’ll try to watch it for Pure Entertainment Preservation Society’s Clean Movie Month. Thanks also for allowing me to join the blogathon! Looking forward to future events!

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